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Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, E 48300 Guernica, Spain
34 94 6270213
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Guernica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Portsmouth, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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manchester, uk
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Wonderful museum giving a great incite into the events of 1938. Staff were very friendly and delighted to hear that we had travelled so far to visit their little town.

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