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Address: Monte Gaias, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone Number: 1952-2009-973-985-9034
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Cidade da Cultura de Galicia ( Ciudad de la cultura -en castellano ) es un...

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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We went to see the Way of Saint James expo. IMPORTANT: It has since finished and is no longer there. The expo had some amazing historical artifacts pertaining to the pilgrimage of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in modern architecture this is well worth a visit. The vision is clear. The reality is something quite different but fascinating to understand the ambition of this site and where it currently sits. A little sad to see where it currently stands as unfinished but there is a sense of beauty in the soaring curves and... More 

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Lliria, Spain
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167 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 8 buildings are stunning and the inside exhibitions are well worth a visit. The problem is getting there. They only have one bus an hour each way so you will need a car. The next problem, once you get there is finding the entrance. On a clear and sunny day there was less than 30 people there in the... More 

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New York
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The people of Galacia have been misled so badly. This extravaganza on the hill is pure conceit. The architect is pathetically self centered and cared nothing for the spirit of Santiago contrary to all his inflated rhetoric about "theory". My theory is he bankrupted the poor people of this lovely corner of Spain for his personal ambition. Bilbao transformed its... More 

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Worldtraveller
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

White elephant! A very long uphill walk to what was supposed to be a museum but there was nothing there. It was good exercise however!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The place itself worth visiting if you are interested in architecture. The outdoor spaces, the interior of the buildings - specially the library. If you are an architect or an architecture student, you must drive there.

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swscotland
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

As an architect myself I have been to several works by this world famous architect in different cities and generally found them fascinating. This however left me cold. I accept that the project is as yet unfinished but it is finished enough to sense that this is megalomania with scant regard for humans. It is huge, unfriendly, acts like a... More 

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Spain
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104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We went to see the Way of Saint James expo. IMPORTANT: It has since finished and is no longer there. The expo had some amazing historical artifacts pertaining to the pilgrimage of St. James. As for the buildings themselves, they are very modern and not in keeping with traditionl Spanish architechture. Not my style, but some might find them interesting.

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Thank Lorien77
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

what a joke, its empty....but some people from there told me they have already expent 600k usd there...where???

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This must be one of the most controversial building projects in Spain! A hill top was leveled and it was replaced with glass and stone mounts that reflect the shape of the mountain. It is beautiful and there are cultural events here like concerts and special museum exhibits, but it is out of town, so you have to take a... More 

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gibraltar
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited Santiago de compostela let me say I was wowed every where I visted .The rich history culture and spiritual experiences that one can experience there is second to none I highly recommend it 👍

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