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Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

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Address: Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, E 48300 Guernica, Spain
Phone Number: 34 94 6270213
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A previous reviewer has much more experience than we have of such exhibits around the world and I take on board much of what was said.I am sure this could be made even more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A previous reviewer has much more experience than we have of such exhibits around the world and I take on board much of what was said.I am sure this could be made even more memorable,however as this was our first visit to the Basque Country I did a little research and was horrified how little I knew or understood about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum has a wonderful mission: to promote peace in the world. The various exhibits present aspects of this theme. I thought the room that had you experience what happened via an audio experience was very effective, The room with the glass floor showing the rubble of a house was very effective.

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Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very glad to have stopped here on our way to San Sebastian. Although the captioning beneath the exhibits is in Spanish, we were given a booklet with all the translations in English, as was the moving interactive experience of a Guernica woman who lived through the bombing. I agree with the reviewer who suggested placing this event more within the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went here today and found it free to enter on a Sunday, it was one of the most thought provoking exhibitions I have ever seen. As a bit of a Spanish Civil War boff I knew quite a bit about the bombing of Gernika but the display and the whole experience really brought it home. I will come back and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First off, very friendly and helpful staff, able to assist in several languages. The bombing of Gernika is probably more famous for Picasso's painting than the incident itself. But this museum does explain it well, but with respect to the previous poster saying its the most moving museum , I cannot go that far. Its not for instance, on par... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This museum in the middle of the historical basque city of Guernica it's a must to do experience for anyone that loves history. Well structured and organized , it represents a passioned plead against any war. We were brought to tears on the end of our visit.

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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, E 48300 Guernica, Spain
Phone Number: 34 94 6270213
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Guernica

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