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Bellahouston Park

Bellahouston Park lies to the south of Govan and the M8 motorway, within Glasgow City. It covers an area of 71 ha (175 acres) and was the site of the 1938 Empire Exhibition which was attended by over 13 million visitors. The 91m (300 feet) Tait Tower was to be a permanent reminder of the exhibition for the people of Glasgow, but with the onset of the Second World War, it was destroyed. Only the Palace of Art remains as evidence of the exhibition and now operates as a sports club. The park was also the site of a rally in 1982 during the visit of Pope John Paul II and a mass during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. To the north of the park lies the Haus Eines Kunstfreundes, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for an Art Lover which was built belatedly in 1996.


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