The Cidade da Cultura is a connecting point for Galicia with the rest of the world and a driving force for innovative cultural projects. It was constructed on the summit of Gaiás, one of the hills that surround Santiago de Compostela. The American architect Peter Eisenman designed this “city” that appears to emerge from the ground to form an icon of contemporary Galicia, in dialogue with Santiago de Compostela, a city with a history that goes back over a thousand years and is a World Heritage Site and destination of the Camino de Santiago.
This space, designed for culture, entrepreneurship and technology, is home to four cultural institutions:
The Centro Gaiás Museum. Its beauty and flexibility make it the perfect space to host large-scale exhibitions, cultural events and theatrical performances.
Library and Archive of Galicia They preserve the bibliographical and documentary memory of the community and act as the core of the public network of libraries and archives.
Creative Entrepreneurship Centre. Hosts the Galician Agency of Cultural Industries (AGADIC), which drives business in the cultural sector, and includes a co-working space, a business incubator and an ICT company area.
Cultural Innovation Centre (CINC). This is the headquarters of the Cidade da Cultura Foundation and of the Agency for the Technological Modernisation of Galicia, which brings together the technological services of the government of Galicia.
Natural spaces. The Forest of Galicia, the Literary Garden, the Theatre Garden and the Park of the Lake are the green spaces in Gaiás. They are places in which you can enjoy nature, rest, play sports and enjoy healthy living habits through its network of paths, while admiring new views of the city of Santiago de Compostela.