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Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

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Address: Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
Phone Number: 34 94 6270213
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Alas it was closed. . .but the Tourist \place was open

It was easy to get the local 'bus from Bilbao to Guernika. |Unfortunately therewas a car rally on and the streets were closed. |However, |I got directions to the Tourist Place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was easy to get the local 'bus from Bilbao to Guernika. |Unfortunately therewas a car rally on and the streets were closed. |However, |I got directions to the Tourist Place and the lady said the Museum was closed for lunchtime but she gave me a map and showed where the Park was - I wanted to go there to... More 

Thank bren7993
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This museum is very important for peace in the World. Unfortunately the text is not in english. Go there anyway. Great place

Thank Lars Christine R
Snohomish, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was very though provoking and powerful experience. Thankfully, not having ever lived through war this museum did an excellent job of allowing you to get a feel for the experience. I most appreciated the room where you sit and learn about the story of the bombings of the town. It had lights and visual affects and it even played... More 

Thank jbrums
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The museum is well laid out and we were given an English translation to help us read the signs. The museum really makes you appreciate the need for peace and to think of ways that this could be achieved. some of the signs were written in over flowery language but that is a matter of taste. A great place to... More 

Thank Cherilyn N
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

There is not much of the original Gernika left. As Picasso's famous painting suggests it was almost bombed to the ground. What there is there now is a monument to world peace and the hope for resolution of bloody conflict. The museum has installations and rooms where the experience of war are captured in a haunting and moving way. All... More 

Thank Marian A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The importance of the Guernica tree and its symbolism to Basque people is in full display. I would have liked a little more information on the bombing and how it influenced Picasso's Guernica painting. Overall, a great place to visit.

Thank Joeluba
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Although they did have an english language translation, it really wasn't easy to follow. There were lots of images of people's interpretations of peace or the opposite, but rather simplistic. It wasn't what I was expecting from such a significant site.

Thank Romaroma
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

This museum is about peace and teaching tolerance throughout the world. It was extremely well done! It has a children's section. It is about the bombing of Gernika but also about awareness on the culture of peace everywhere. There was a printed guide in English that we were given to guide us through the museum. There was also a short... More 

Thank 780Globetrotter
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Interesting, informative and well-presented with films and presentations not only concerning the bombing of Gernika but also other conflicts. Several language guides as most of the posters and explications are in Basque and Spanish. Fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Thank Siouxsie54
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I think this is one of the most moving museums I've been to: the simulation of the house before being bombed was stunning. There was also a visiting exhibition including films of survivors of the civil war and their searches for recognition, their families and identities. Came out determined to find out more about this conflict: amazing

Thank kq698

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