Galicia and Asturias Sights



Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Galician Center for Contemporary Art)

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Galician Center for Contemporary Art) Review

On the north side of town, off the Porta do Camino, the CGAC is a stark but elegant modern building that contrasts with the ancient feel of most other places in Santiago. Portuguese designer Álvaro Siza built the museum of smooth, angled granite, which mirrors the medieval convent of San Domingos de Bonaval next door. Inside, a gleaming lobby of white Italian marble gives way to white-walled, high-ceiling exhibition halls flooded with light from massive windows and skylights. The museum has a good permanent collection and even better changing exhibits.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rúa de Valle Inclán s/n, Santiago de Compostela, 15704 | Map It
  • Phone: 981/546619
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 11–8
  • Website:
  • Location: Santiago de Compostela
Updated: 06-13-2013

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