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Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

Address: Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, E 48300 Guernica, Spain
Phone Number: 34 94 6270213
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Guernica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Almere, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We planned a quick stop in Gernika on our way to Bilbao, to pay respects. We didn't expect the extensive museum and commemorative experience. The Peace museum focusses on international events, violation of human rights etc etc- but there is a room set up to replicate the experience of getting ready to head off to market and being - well,... More 

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Portsmouth, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed in Gernika having read of its significance in the civil war and was impressed by the museum probably because of my interest in its history. I found the layout confusing and almost missed one segment of the sequence you are supposed to follow. Also multi lingual audio would be helpful rather than the hand outs. Gernika is a... More 

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Although Gernika itself isn't that much of a scenery. The peace museum is a Goto when you're in the neighborhood. The desciptions are not in English in the museum itself but you get an English book that helps you through the museum. It's a thrilling and gripping experience who allows you to see the conflict in multiple ways.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Many years ago, my wife and saw Picasso's famous painting, Guernica, in Madrid. Although we know it was a criticism of war, we weren't aware of the details behind it. This museum provided an informative overview of this horrific act. We visited this museum, the "Peace Tree" and legislative offices (with short film on the region). One criticism: the signage... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were received at the front desk of the museum by a very helpful woman with intense blue eyes, who oriented us extremely well to the museum contents. While I knew that the city had been bombed by Franco before the 2nd WW, I was not particularly knowledgeable about the event, and this museum really brings home the reality of... More 

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santiago, chile
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you really want to understand the basque identity and conflicts, you should visit this museum. The recreation of the bombing of 1937, in a small room (I'm not going to say more, to not spoil your experience) is creative and moving. The past and the present are there together, and their lessons too. You just have to open you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I've visited the Peace Museum 5 times now and every year it is a highlight of our trip. The guides are fantastic and every year I learn something new. The children (aged 14-15) enjoy the tour and more importantly leave with a thorough understanding of the concepts of peace and reconciliation. Thank you very much, see you next year!

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Sebastopol, CA
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I learned so much about Basque history and WWII. Today Guernica is a lovely town with a wonderful museum dedicated to peace and reconciliation. Most people support peace, but reconciliation is a trickier concept. Unlike in South Africa, which had a Truth and Reconciliation commission, Spain is divided about how to respond to the crimes committed under Franco. It has... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect as Guernica (Gernika) is such a small town. Unexpectedly moving mainly because of the personal account and vivid experience of that fateful day (I won't spoil it by saying any more). Tremendously knowledgable and enthusiastic staff with excellent English. Well worth a trip if you're in Bilbao or the general area. The Assembly House and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We bought a ticket for all 3 attractions in town and visited the Peace Museum first. The staff were very helpful and enthusiastic, and one spoke good English. We visited a temporary exhibition about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, expecting it to be a little dull or telling us nothing new, but we found it quite an eye-opener with great... More 

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