Casa de Juntas

Casa de Juntas, Gernika-Lumo

Casa de Juntas
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Very important historical place in Basque Country
Oct 2020 • Friends
Casa de Juntas is the place, where las Juntas (a type of old parliament of Bizkaia Region) meets some centuries ago. It is located in the historical main city of Bizkaia Region, in Basque Country. Nowadays it is yet an important political place and it is possible to visit the outside gardens with the known Gernika's tree, where the old president sweared the jurisdiction and the neoclassical building built in the 19th Century. Very interesting for History-lovers.
(See also Museo de la Paz de Guernica, Mural del Gernika de Picasso, Parque de los Pueblos de Europa, Guernica-Lumo, Museo Euskal Herria Museoa, Iglesia Santa Maria, Euskal Souvenirs)
Written November 20, 2020
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Historically and culturally significant place for anyone interested in the Basques
Oct 2019
We enjoyed our visit to this historically significant building, which serves as the assembly place for the Provincial Council of Bizkaia. The hall with the stained glass ceiling is a sight to behold.
Written September 6, 2020
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zadunajska8
Eastbourne, UK582 contributions
Just Beautiful!
Jan 2020 • Solo
What an amazing place! Not only is it free to enter but it is such a beautiful and significant building. The stained glass ceiling is outstanding.
Written January 29, 2020
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Lipadad
Harleysville, PA744 contributions
Great place to visit
Oct 2019
We had a nice visit including seeing the newest oak tree and the remains of the original, as well as the wonderful stained-glass ceiling in the assembly house. It was interesting to hear about the attack facilitated by Franco about 80 years ago, too.
Written January 7, 2020
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Judi L
Denver, CO692 contributions
Highest Governing Body - Assembly House and Famous Tree-Room of the Stained Glass
Oct 2019
The Assembly House and Tree of Gernika are living symbols of the Basque People's history. It is the seat of the historical parliament at Bizkaia. The building and oak tree were the meeting points for all surrounding territories and brought together cultural and ethnographic traditions. On our tour we watched a short video and then toured the Assembly Room. This is where all business and elections are conducted. Then on to the famous Tree of Gernika which is the best known symbol of the Basque People. The original "Old Trunk" was planted around 1700. An off-shoot was planted in 2015 and it is the direct successor of the tree under which the Assemblies were held for centuries. It is located in the garden and surrounded by many columns. Another highlight of our tour was "The Room of the Stained Glass Windows". This space was originally designed as an open air patio, but was later closed off into a room. The enormous stained glass window/ceiling, completed in 1985, is a graphic representation of the symbolism of the Tree as a meeting point. Monuments that represent Bizkaia are shown in boxes and make up the side border.
Written October 26, 2019
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Barbara S
Krakow, Poland550 contributions
A must see in Guernica
Oct 2019
The visit is free. The Gentleman working there was very helpful. He spoke English and gave us all the necessary advice. You are in a special place - one of the oldest parliaments in Europe, where the concept of Habeas Corpus and the prohibition of torture was born. The architecture and the atmosphere of the place perfectly complement each other. Right around there is the famous tree - both the original, well preserved part of the tree and the actual descendant.
Written October 9, 2019
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DavidTAC
Calgary, Canada909 contributions
Small but fantastic!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Just to see the tree stained glass ceiling, is worth it but also check out the assembly room and the tree of Gernika,the symbol of the Basque people.

It is found just up the hill from the main plaza. Wonderful visit.
Written September 25, 2019
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RicardoKuzey
London, UK59 contributions
Very interesting and beautiful building
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is a well preserved assembly building with an amazing stained glass window in one area and a very ornate council chamber. Nearby is the oak tree where the oath to the Basque country is sworn. Overall well worth a visit.
Written September 16, 2019
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Sprout15
Sacramento, CA357 contributions
The most important place to visit in Guernica-Lumo--gorgeously preserved assembly hall
Aug 2019
The woman at the tourist information office was emphatic that this was the most important place to visit in Guernica--and after I took the short self-guided tour, I better understood why. Beautiful and lovingly preserved space, and the stained glass ceiling in the adjacent room is stunning. You will understand better why Guernica is considered the spiritual heart of the Basque Region after you stop here.
Written August 31, 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,974 contributions
Don't miss this piece of Basque history
Jul 2019 • Friends
Guernica will for ever be remembered as the town destroyed in 1937 in the Spanish Civil War, with substantial civiluan deaths, the un-necessary horror of which was recorded by Picasso in his immense painting of the same name. Fortunately, and perhaps magically, the Assembly Building survived.

If you are in the area don't miss it and also explore the centre of Guernica where much is modern, but many buildings were repaired and reconstructed.

The Assembly Hall in Guernica is the historic home of the Bizkaia Parliament, moving from its original meeting place under a spreading oak tree, the trunk of which survives today and continues with younger replacements, as a living representation of the Basque people.

Full of works of art, the most impressive is the huge stained glass ceiling over what was originally a courtyard, completed in 1985 by a Bilbao company, Vidrieras de Arte S.A. commemorating the tree, parliament and Basque culture, industry and architecture.

This is a magical place and you can understand the passion and history that keeps the Basque area as an autonomous region of Spain.
Written July 12, 2019
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