Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia information
Work on this vast prestige project on Monte Gaiás, 1.5km southeast of the Old Town, was stopped in 2013 after a decade of delays and budget blowouts. Four of the six main buildings are open, but there's little inside them for casual visitors unless you coincide with a worthwhile exhibition or cultural event. For the curious, the City of Culture does merit a visit for its dramatic 21st-century architecture (by American Peter Eisenman) and as a monument to Spain's boom-gone-bust.
Free guided tours, normally in Spanish, are given at 11.30am and 5.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You can get there on bus 9 northbound on Rúa da Virxe da Cerca, hourly from 7.35am to 10.35pm Monday to Friday, 8.35am to 1.35pm Saturday.