The building is stark but elegant, yet modern and contrasts with the ancient feel of most other places in Santiago. Portuguese designer Alvaro Siza built the museum of smooth, angled granite, which mirrors the medieval convent of San Domingos de Bonaval next door. In fact, the site of the CGAC is an old garden of the monastery. Inside, the lobby gleams of white Italian marble and gives way to white-walled, high-ceiling exhibition halls flooded with light from massive windows and skylights. The museum has a good permanent collection and even better changing exhibits. The CGAC is known for its attention to up and coming artists, as well as the most renowned names in Galician art history of the 20th century. They have a wonderful bookstore as well.
Also, DO NOT miss the amazing restaurant/cafe inside the museum (KuinartSCQ)... I had the most amazing meal there!
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