City of Culture of Galicia

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A complex of cultural buildings in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, construction began after an international design competition in 1999 won by American architect Peter Eisenman. Eisenman visualized a set of buildings supposed to look like rolling hills. This immediately led to challenging construction, as nearly every window of the buildings needed its own custom shape. In 2013 after the cost of the project has already exceeded double its budget, it was announced that no further buildings would be constructed. A combination of lofty ambition with poor economic timing, the site has been described as "little more than four large under-capacity buildings adjacent to two big holes in the ground".


Open today: 07:00-23:00

Monte Gaiás, s/n, 15707 Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain

+34 881 99 75 65

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