The City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

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#5 of 10 in Museums in Santiago de Compostela
Designed by American architect Peter Eisenman, the buildings of The City of Culture of Galicia look like rolling hills. After the budget ballooned from the original forecast, however, the developer halted construction. There is a museum that hosts temporary exhibits, but check online in advance to see if any interest you. With our world travel planner, Santiago de Compostela attractions like The City of Culture of Galicia can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Excellent and imposing work in Santiago. The exhibitions are excellent, large spaces and beautiful landscapes can be seen from the viewpoint.
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  • Impressive on the hill overlooking the outskirts of the city. Still under construction for part of the buildings. Stunning infrastructure ... but I would vote for Valencia! Good acoustics. We had a gr...  more »
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  • Its greatest defect is that it has little to no real utility - in turn, it is part of the charm. It is designed on such a grandiose scale that it would need many thousands of visitors a day to feel alive, yet it has nothing to draw such crowds beyond a flabbergasting architecture. As a result, the handful of visitors that usually cruise through its main square can count on a rare opportunity. Feel themselves in something very much akin to one of de Chirico's "Metaphysic Plazas".
  • It's way bigger than I expected. We went there for a concert and there is a climbing wall that they are still building and a skating pool and lots of places to sit. I think it would he a fun place to go walk around on a lazy Sunday.
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