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Introduction to Glasgow

Search flights to Glasgow with American Airlines and start planning for a trip full of rich and rewarding discoveries. Not only does Glasgow boast some of Scotland's most unforgettable scenery, it's also home to multiple world-class museums, a vibrant music scene and amazing architecture. There's no doubt you'll find a number of fascinating things to do in Glasgow.

Things To Do In Glasgow

Touring the city's museums is hands-down one of our favorite activities in Glasgow. Start with one of the city's newest, the Riverside Museum. It's the home of Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel and you can view everything from fine art to a 1945 steam locomotive to the famed 1896 Tall Ship (formally known as the Glenlee). The museum's location in a former Glasglow Harbour shipyard enables not only the Tall Ship but other historically significant visiting craft to dock alongside. You'll also want to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where admission is free to view thousands of objects ranging from natural history and one of the world's finest armor and armory collections to works by Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Henri Matisse. And you simply can't miss touring the Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland's most-visited modern art museum. Also known as GoMA, you'll be struck by the dichotomy of such a contemporary collection being housed in such a neoclassical building in located in Royal Exchange Square. Be sure to note the Carlo Marochetti sculpture in front of the building of the Duke of Wellington, which usually sports a safety cone on its head; authorities have long since given up on permanently removing it. Inside you'll be able to view works by Andy Warhol and David Hockney, among many others.

Glasgow is also where you can view many wonderful styles of architecture, and an architectural tour is another one of our top things to do in Glasgow. You can see excellent examples of Victorian (St. Vincent Street Church), Moorish Revival (Templeton's Carpet Factory) and modern (Clyde Auditorium). But perhaps the most well regarded here is the style crafted by Glasgow-born architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This Art Nouveau pioneer created many stunning buildings across the city, not the least of which is the Glasgow School of Art. His style is so connected with the city that many refer to it as Glasgow Style. His other works include Scotland Street School and Queen's Cross Church.

And how could we forget the music scene? With over 100 concerts weekly, hearing a live band is a must for your list of activities in Glasgow. It's so known for its bounty of melody that is has been named a UNESCO City of Music.

This Scottish jewel is full of fascinating discoveries, and American Airlines can help you fly to Glasgow so you can uncover them all for yourself. Search our flights and start planning your trip now.

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