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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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Eerily Empty, Post-Apocalyptic Feel

The last time I was in Santiago (2013) I saw this mountaintop city from my bus window as I was departing. Curious, I inquired and vowed someday to return, which I did in 2016. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
backpacker31
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Malaga, Spain
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158 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard the horror story of the cost, building, delays of this area. Well worth a visit for the architecture inside and out. Hourly bus service from town centre costs €1 each way (bus L9). Only a couple of buildings open and accessible, still working on it. Pleasant little cafe.

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Bodensee
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nach Wikipedia, weil unser Gude wusste nicht so viel: "The concept of the project is a new peak on Monte Gaiás, made up of a stony crust reminiscent of an archaeological site divided by natural breaks that resemble scallops, the traditional symbol of Compostela. The building site has also become the base for the development of a public transparency urban... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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116 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Braved the long walk up the hill is searing temperatures to check out what this place was all about - as it's visible from all over town - and am still not sure what it's supposed to be. Despite being a Sunday afternoon in the middle of summer it was utterly deserted and a bit spooky. Despite appearing to still... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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774 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time I was in Santiago (2013) I saw this mountaintop city from my bus window as I was departing. Curious, I inquired and vowed someday to return, which I did in 2016. I walked up to the City of Culture from my hotel located in the historic center. It took me roughly 45 minutes. (Public transportation is sporadic... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We walked up the hill to see this impressive cultural centre. Not fully completed when we were there but near enough to be amazed. We saw an exhibition of fabrics and fashions of Galicia which was great given the importance of these industries to this part of Spain. Can imagine the whole complex in the future.

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

To call this a City of Culture is a bit extreme. For a start cities have people, and this place is always deserted apart from the security guard watching your every move. As for culture it's all a bit pretentious, only catering for the "intellectual" and/or relying on anything to do with "El Camino de Santiago" which becomes very tedious.... More 

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Province of Malaga, Spain
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

To reach this extravaganza you will need a car beause it's far from the city centre. Nothing interesting to see there, the buildings are not beautiful... A waste of time, it doesn't worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 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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214 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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