The City of Culture sits atop Mount Gaiás, about 2 miles removed from the historic cathedral in the center of Santiago de Compostela. 

View of the City of Culture from Santiago de Compostela.

View of the City of Culture from Santiago de Compostela.

Credit: Miguel de Guzman


Credit: Miguel de Guzman


Credit: Miguel de Guzman


Credit: Miguel de Guzman


Aerial view of City of Culture. Parking lots on the left face east. Archive and library buildings on the bottom face north. The museum and Center for Cultural Innovation buildings at the top face south.

Aerial view of City of Culture. Parking lots on the left face east. Archive and library buildings on the bottom face north. The museum and Center for Cultural Innovation buildings at the top face south.

Credit: AEROrec/Francisco Muradas


Aerial with library and archive buildings in the foreground.

Aerial with library and archive buildings in the foreground.

Credit: AEROrec/Francisco Muradas


Aerial with museum and Center for Cultural Innovation buildings in the background.

Aerial with museum and Center for Cultural Innovation buildings in the background.

Credit: AEROrec


The John Hedjuk–designed towers that were moved to the site are in the lower left.

The John Hedjuk–designed towers that were moved to the site are in the lower left.

Credit: AEROrec/Francisco Muradas


In between the two sets of completed buildings are the two construction sites for the arts center and the performing arts theater buildings.

In between the two sets of completed buildings are the two construction sites for the arts center and the performing arts theater buildings.

Credit: AEROrec/Francisco Muradas


Site plan facing north.

Site plan facing north.


For more on Peter Eisenman, his City of Culture, and Santiago de Compostela, including a video flyover and articles on the architect's other projects, click here.