Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Museo do Pobo Galego
A short walk northeast of the Old Town, this former convent houses large and interesting exhibits on Galician life and arts ranging from...
It has a wonderful big garden area open in warmer weather with views over parks and monasteries, plus two bars, a pool and football...
Mercado de Abastos
Santiago's food market is a fascinating, always lively scene, very clean and with masses of fresh produce from the seas and countryside...
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia information
Lonely Planet review
Much reviled by Galicians as a gigantic waste of public money, 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, rethinks and budget blowouts. Four of the six main buildings are open, but there's little inside them to see or do unless your visit happens to coincide with a worthwhile event. If you're curious, the City of Culture merits a visit for its dramatic 21st-century architecture and as a monument to Spain's boom-gone-bust.
Get there on bus 9 (hourly Monday to Friday until 10.35pm and Saturday until 1.35pm), northbound on Rúa da Virxe da Cerca.