Glasgow is a cultural powerhouse of music, creative arts, theatre and design.
Scotland’s biggest city boasts a wealth of extravagant Victorian buildings in red and blond sandstone with artistic flourishes. Notable examples include Art Nouveau masterpieces reminiscent of Gaudi, classical Greek and Roman motifs, and the lavish Spanish Renaissance style of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
The city’s music scene is diverse and dynamic, with scores of pubs and clubs rocking to indie bands, cool jazz, folk and Latin rhythms, and concert halls showcasing the classics. Creative arts and theatre also thrive, Glasgow being home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums like the Riverside Museum.
The Old Firm football rivalry between Celtic and Rangers is famous the world over, while rugby and athletics represent other prominent sports.