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Address: Monte Gaias, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone Number: 1952-2009-973-985-9034
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Description: 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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Bizarre and Out-of-place

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Placitas, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The politicians that authorized this project should never be allowed to make any decisions again. The place is impossible to get to. There is NOTHING worth seeing inside the building. The buildings have a terrible rushed feeling. If you pay 2€ to go in you need your head examining. We went on Sunday because it is free, there were 4... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I like it A lot was nice. ok my father and mother move to Spain in 1952 ,my brothers and sisters we were 7 kids .and we live in Spain until I was 20 years old .I move back to the USA in 1959.I was born in America so all my brother's and sister's went back to our country the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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
38 helpful votes 38 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
67 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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