This list of places to see in Glasgow It will help you to know the second most important city in Scotland, which can boast a wide cultural and leisure offer.
Living practically all his life in the shadow of his neighboring Edinburgh, we are sure that Glasgow will get to thrill you with the Gothic architecture of its most representative churches and historic buildings, where you can also enjoy walks through its well-kept parks, visit its many and varied museums, surprise you with quality street art, take a good look in one of the most famous pubs and enjoy the good vibes that Glasgow Scots transmit.
Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our trip to Scotland, we have created this list of what we think are, the 10 places to visit in Glasgow essential. We start!
1. San Mungo Cathedral
The cathedral of San Mungo or High Kirk, symbol of Gothic architecture in Scotland, is the oldest building and one of the places to see in Glasgow better preserved.
Built in the twelfth century, although renovated and enlarged in the fifteenth, this church has its great jewel in the tomb of San Mungo, patron of the city, which is hidden in a crypt of the thirteenth century.
Inside the cathedral in addition to the crypt, you can see huge contemporary stained glass windows, seven figures that symbolize the Seven Deadly Sins and a wooden roof of the late fifteenth century.
Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Necropolis, located on a low hill right next to the cathedral, is a beautiful Victorian cemetery and another of the essential places to visit in Glasgow.
In this garden cemetery, inspired by the Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, it is estimated that there are about 50,000 people buried, although many graves have no reference while others are decorated with worked sculptures, mausoleums and gravestones.
In addition to taking a walk through the cemetery we recommend you to climb to the top to enjoy magnificent views of the Cathedral.
Visiting hours: every day from 7 am to 4:30 pm.
Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
How to get to Glasgow
To get to Glasgow, the most comfortable and fastest option is by plane landing at the Glasgow international airport or at the Prestwick airport. The two airports are well connected to the city center. In the case of Glasgow you have buses every 10 minutes and in Prestick there is a train station next door.
Another way to get to Glasgow is to land at the Edinburgh airport, located 78 kilometers from the city where you can catch the Citylink Air bus that takes less than an hour to reach the city.
If you want to save time and have more comfort, you can book a private transfer here, in which a driver will wait for you at the exit of the terminal with a sign with your name and take you directly to the door of your hotel in Glasgow.
If you are staying in Edinburgh you can travel by train to Glasgow from Waverley Station or by bus from Edinburgh Bus Station, both stations are located in the city center.
If you have only one day and stay in Edinburgh, it may be interesting to book this trip to Glasgow with a guide in Spanish that includes the Lomond and Katrine lakes, others interesting places to see in Glasgow.
Map of the places to visit in Glasgow
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