Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and once thrived as the cotton and tobacco center of the country. The center of the city is located at George Square, where you can explore the Gallery of Modern Art, built in the 18th century and now housing an excellent collection of contemporary Scottish art. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery boasts pieces by Rembrandt, Degas, Monet, and Van Gogh, as well as an impressive collection of Scottish art. Just down the street is The Lighthouse, made by Glasgow’s famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is an image seen on many postcards of the city, and inside is an exhibit devoted to the architect as well as a panoramic view over the city. Mackintosh also designed the nearby Glasgow School of Art. Northeast of George Square is the Cathedral which was built in 1136 and is the only Scottish cathedral to have escaped the hands of the country’s 16th century religious reformers. The adjacent Necropolis is a hilltop cemetery for the men who made Glasgow rich, and you can get great views across the city from here. A short trip from the center of the city, about four miles, takes you to Pollock Country Park which contains the astonishing Burrell Collection, a private art collection by a Sir William Burrell who began collecting an average of 2 paintings a week for his entire life, from the age of 15 until he died at age 96. It includes works by Degas, Cezanne, and Bellini as well as artifacts from ancient Rome and Greece, medieval Europe, and a huge collection of Chinese artifacts.