The City of Culture is a point connecting Galicia with the rest of the world and a driver of 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”, which appears to emerge from the land to rise as an icon of contemporary Galicia, in dialogue with the thousand-year-old Santiago, a heritage site of humanity and the destination of the Camino de Santiago.
This space, dedicated to culture, entrepreneurship and technology, hosts:
Centro Gaiás Museum. Its beauty and flexibility make this a perfect space for hosting large exhibitions, cultural events and theatrical productions. It is the cultural and artistic centre of the City of Culture.
Library and Archive of Galicia. They preserve the bibliographical and documentary memory of the region and act as the flagship of the public network of libraries and archives.
Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship. Hosts the Galician Agency for Cultural Industries (AGADIC), which promotes the business fabric of the cultural sector in a coworking space, a seedbed of companies and an area of ICT companies.
Cultural Innovation Centre (CINC). This is the headquarters of the City of Culture Foundation and the Agency for Technological Modernisation of Galicia, which brings together the technological services of the Galician government in one place.
Fontán Building. House of the European Centre for Research in Cultural Landscapes, the Institute of Heritage Sciences (dependent on the CSIC) and services that support the three Galician universities. It turns the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia into a reference in research, inter-university collaboration, and heritage studies.
Natural spaces. The Forest of Galicia, the Literary Garden, the Theatrical Garden and the Parque of the Lake are the green spaces in Gaiás. They are places where you can enjoy nature, rest, play sports, enjoy a healthy lifestyle through its network of paths, and admire new views over Santiago de Compostela.