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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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Great museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joeluba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Joeluba
New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Romaroma
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank 780Globetrotter
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Siouxsie54
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank kq698
Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I had a flying visit recently to Guernica and was contemplating going back on the train to Bilbao without popping in here. I'm flag I did! It's not the biggest Musuem you will visit in you lifetime but it is compact and has a lot to offer not just on the atrocities of 1937 but about peace in general and... More 

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Thank Soulboy1974
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This a very well-presented museum: very interesting special international exhibition on needlework as an expression of experience of violence and wishes for peace. There are workshops to be held along with the exhibition. (quilts, patchwork and arpilleras) the permanent exhibiton has 5 main parts, each well done. The first is about understand what Peace is. It is thoughtful and inclusive... More 

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Thank KatikaOttawa
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Visiting the museum is quite a moving experience, especially the audio visual experience which simulates the day of the bombing As if you were sitting in one of the resident's dining rooms. The staff at the front desk will play the English version if you request it. Also there is an English version available of the reconciliation film which is... More 

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Thank Jobo2013
Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

It's a very moving experience. The audio visual room puts context to the whole visit. The sound and looking at yourself in a room prior to the bombardment, makes the senselessness of war very real.

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Thank Paddy197
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We spent a very nice hour there, it's worth visiting. The room with audio-visual presentation was very interesting.

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