A city for a champion: Glasgow, the birthplace of Andy Murray

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A city for a champion: Glasgow, the birthplace of Andy Murray

Andy Murray was the first tennis player after Fred Perry to win the men's singles at Wimbledon, 77 years after the British legend. In his career, the Svozzese won the Slams, the Championships twice and the US Open once, two gold medals in the men's singles at the Olympics and the ATP Finals, becoming between the end of 2016 and the first half of 2017 also world no.

1, gaining an important space between the titans Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Murray was born in Glasgow, a very beautiful Scottish city to visit. The city is the largest in Scotland and the third largest in the UK.

It is located near the River Clyde, in the central-western Lowlands, and has very interesting views to visit. Just 20 years ago, the Scottish city was seen as a hopeless mix of poverty, unemployment and violence. In a few years it has become the capital of design and culture.

The large square dedicated to King George III of England was built entirely starting in 1782. For the first few years it was not much and resembled above all an expanse of mud and dirty water where horses were slaughtered.

It was from 1820 that George Square gradually took on its current form: Georgian-style houses, hotels, the Glasgow-Edinburgh railway station and, finally, the most important building were added, the Glasgow City Chambers.

The Cathedral, the Museums and the dishes

The Glasgow Cathedral is perhaps the symbol of the city. Don't miss a visit to the nearby Sant Mungo Museum of Religiuos Life and Art and the nearby Provand's Lordship. The Science Center is now part of the Glasgow landscape.

An extraordinary place, not only from an architectural point of view, but above all for the possibilities of fun and discovery that it offers to children and adults. The Glasgow School of Art is the school that has taught design and other creative disciplines since 1845.

It is worth a visit for the art school atmosphere that characterizes it but, above all, for the architecture of the venue that hosts it. GOMA is Scotland's premier contemporary art museum. Housed in the Royal Exchange building where for centuries stocks and commodities have been bought and sold, since 1996 it has been collecting permanent and temporary collections of artists of the 1900s from around the world.

The spectacular Kelvingrove Museum housed in a beautiful building an important collection of European paintings from 1400 to 1600. Nourished the presence of Italians (Botticelli, Filippino Lippi, Giorgione, Tiziano) Flemish and Dutch (Rubens and Rembrandt) and a beautiful collection of modern and contemporary art with Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin.

Finally Glasgow offers a variety of local products, such as salmon, trout, oysters, lobsters, seafood, mushrooms, Aberdeen Angus which are added to the famous Haggis, the Scottish national dish.