Glasgow is one of the most populous cities in the UK – nearly two million inhabitants – and it is in Scotland, on the River Clyde, and has a cold and rainy weather typically “British”.
Highly prestigious historical, cultural and economic Glasgow situated on an ancient Bronze Age settlement and was founded in the sixth century by Saint properly Mungo or St Kentigern in Gaelic.
Throughout the Middle Ages it was an important center for trade in the area, but in the eighteenth century that the city of Glasgow reached its peak: its port became the main point of exchange with the distant America and its mines represented an important source of raw materials for numerous industries.
Currently the economy of Glasgow is very robust, and is based on the steel industry, metallurgy, shipbuilding, railways, textiles, chemicals, leather tanning, paper, distilling, glass-making, food. But Glasgow is not just an industrial city: in classic Victorian style home to the fourth oldest university in the UK, is very elegant and cozy and in recent years Glasgow has become a tourist town.
The continuous flow of tourists and students Glasgow soul and gives it a cosmopolitan and lively night life is one of the busiest in Britain whereas in the city center there are about 800 including pubs, restaurants, halls you, local concerts and live music.
The parks and gardens are 70 and represent a green corner peaceful and quiet in the busy Glasgow.
The urban structure of the city is very diverse but balanced. Symbol next to the buildings of the Victorian tradition, such as the headquarters of the Bank of Scotland and the City Chambers, headquarters of the local government, are the testimonies of the medieval period as the ancient medieval churches in Gothic style – including St. Mungo’s Cathedral Glasgow – or old houses like Provand’s Lordship built back in 1471.
Then there are the more modern buildings that house museums and art galleries such as the Kelvingrove Museum, the Hunterian Museum, the Museum of Transport and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).
Glasgow has an important sporting tradition.
In Glasgow it was first played international football match in 1872 against the English national Scottish National. The city now has two football clubs, Celtic FC and Rangers FC and also a famous rugby team, the Glasgow Warriors.Categories: Guides
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