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Ciudad de la Cultura de Galicia

Address: Monte Gaias, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Cidade da Cultura de Galicia ( Ciudad de la cultura -en castellano ) es un complejo arquitectonico...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Owner description: Cidade da Cultura de Galicia ( Ciudad de la cultura -en castellano ) es un complejo arquitectonico, cultural y entretenimiento, su construcion comenzo en 2001 y ocupa una superficie de 141.800 metros cuadrados.En enero de 2011 fueron inaugurados la biblioteca y el achivo , tanbien estan terminadas las torres heyduk,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I haven't been to an event so can't tell you anything about that. But the architecture is a must see for any person interested in architecture. Not because it is especially good but because it is the exact opposite of "especially good".

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Placitas, New Mexico
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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was here for a trade show. The entire compound is not completed (and likely will never be due to lack of funding and budget over runs), so there is an open construction site for your viewing displeasure. Design is so very out place for Santiago de Compostela. It is not easy to get to and once you arrive it... More 

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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

To get into this building requires a hike up an exposed slope from the bus stop or car park so for anyone with mobility problems a nightmare. What was the architect thinking? No cars allowed to drive to the front door so the only way in if you cannot walk was to call the red cross and get them to... More 

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Galicia, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The whole thing is impressive, although you keep wondering "Why?". Not sure it's worth visiting unless there's something specific going on which you'd like to see.

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Oakland, California
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63 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This spectacular vision form afar is a little disappointing in reality. Not that the scale, architecture, or materials disappoint - and if (as we were) you are a photographer there is a field day to be had here. However the signposting is limited, there was no exhibit when we visited and apart from the Bibliotech it was sadly deserted. It... More 

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Forres
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If this had been built near a new town, like Milton Keynes or something, it would have fitted right in. But here, in the centre of cultural Spain with its Baroque and Romanesque architecture and beautiful countryside, it is nothing more than an incongruous blot on the landscape. Expensive to build, unfinished and with limited attractions, the locals regard it... More 

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Pueblo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had a car and eventually found our way to this extraordinary group of buildings, designed and built by the American architect Peter Eisenman. We had not heard very much about it prior to our trip to Spain, and had no expectations. It is on a hillside very close to Santiago, and is completely stunning in all ways. The buildings,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This building is stunning, shaped like the mountains. Only the library was open when we visited but that is also lovely on the inside, if lacking in books. I would like to return to see some cultural events there,

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La Paz, Bolivia
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191 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This landmark project was the legacy of Manuel Fraga, a controversial figure in Spanish politics; he was part of General Franco government but was clever enough to embrace democracy and survive (as no one else could) decades of political changes. The Cultural Center is a huge architectural challenge; although two of the six structures are yet to be built, the... More 

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Motherlode, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The buildings are very interesting with their contours that match the hills of Santiago. it was closed the day after Easter, but we enjoyed playing on the grounds with a break inside the cafe.

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