The City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

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#6 of 10 in Museums in Santiago de Compostela
Designed by American architect Peter Eisenman, the buildings of The City of Culture of Galicia look like rolling hills. After the budget ballooned from the original forecast, however, the developer halted construction. There is a museum that hosts temporary exhibits, but check online in advance to see if any interest you. With our world travel planner, Santiago de Compostela attractions like The City of Culture of Galicia can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I wanted to visit this place, I've read about it, but I didn't expect what I found. It was a sunny day, the place has absolutely no shadows, it looks like you're on the desert, no one is there, it's t...  more »
  • It is surprising architecture but is very sad that after so many years it is not finished and this works missing details of place and a little more use tourists who come from far away we were wanting to know more since there was nobody to give explanations so views well but with 15 minutes left you wait 10 years more to see if for then is finished
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  • I do not understand those who criticize it done,... fact is. It is a place that should not miss a visit to Santiago. Impressive architecture. Very nice for a stroll. And check your website because in summer they have a very wide and free programming in many cases, concerts and activities. "Sunsets" on the Gaias, unrepeatable. Highly recommended and not only for lovers of architecture. What happens with the Galicians, who don't know how to assess what they have?
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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

Lodging in the city's old district is the most scenic option. Some hotels even offer rooms in renovated historical buildings near the cathedral. Consider a stay in Monte do Gozo, a small town just outside the city that offers 2,000 beds to weary pilgrims.
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