Museo de la Paz de Guernica

Museo de la Paz de Guernica, Gernika-Lumo: Hours, Address, Museo de la Paz de Guernica Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo de la Paz de Guernica

Museo de la Paz de Guernica
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
El Museo de la Paz de Gernika nos invita a recordar, reflexionar y perdonar. Además, pretende acercar al visitante la historia del bombardeo de Gernika, la Guerra Civil y el exilio, 3 acontecimientos dramáticos que forman parte de la historia del pueblo vasco.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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SteveK
Los Angeles, CA33 contributions
Historical meat when you get to it
Dec 2020
Well worth the visit. Basque and Spanish; beginning placards are clearly numbered and have translations in a book they hand you English. Later texts are not numbered and become difficult to follow. Five QR codes I tried presumably to get more detailed info all had failing URLs. Artifact and photo captions are not translated, and I'd really love to know what I’m looking at. Much of museum feels like an extended poem on peace, anti-pollution, etc. The historical meat is the smaller section and made my visit by contextualizing the city and displaying insightful artifacts. Clearly much love was put into the presentations, but I'm surprised if the aspiration is to be a modern museum attracting foreigners why English wouldn't be baked in everywhere. Temporary exhibition of cartoons from 1936-7 really well-curated, all with English captions, definitely worth checking out. Bummer all museums in city seem to close 2-4pm. That makes it awfully tough on a day trip. Still, worth the stop for the historical section if not the rhetoric.
Written December 26, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Very interesting museum about Spanish Civil War and the culture of a necessary peace
Oct 2020 • Friends
Museo de la Paz is the museum about peace located in this historical town, in Bizkaia Region, in the Basque Country. The museum is located here due to the bombing of fascist army to the town in the Spanish Civil War. In fact, here you can learn a lot about this war and the history of a necessary peace in the world. Also, at the end you can see some drawings about politician and the war, some of them ironics. Very interesting place.
(See also Casa de Juntas, Mural del Gernika de Picasso, Parque de los Pueblos de Europa, Guernica-Lumo, Museo Euskal Herria Museoa, Iglesia Santa Maria, Euskal Souvenirs, Esculturas de Henry Moore y Eduardo Chillida)
Written November 21, 2020
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Powerful call for peace
Oct 2019
This excellent museum builds upon the devastating attack on Gernika during the Spanish Civil War to advocate for peaceful solutions and reconciliations to conflicts. English translations are available.
Written September 7, 2020
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susiew09
Amersham, UK65 contributions
A must for Spanish school children
Oct 2019
This was deeply moving, accompanied by reading the novel Guernica by Dave Boling. So glad we went - very well displayed information and excellent video footage.
Written October 20, 2019
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Culture819369
19 contributions
An eye opener about the annihilation of this town
Oct 2019 • Couples
We stayed in a hotel near the airport in Bilbao so that it was not far to go to see a town called Gernika. I hadn’t heard anything about it myself but my husband researches and reads a lot on WWI and WW2. In the museum the staff are so friendly and actively encourage you to see when a video comes on in your language so you do not miss out on the history of what happened to this town and why suddenly one night the German and Italian planes dropped their bombs on it. There were miraculously some survivors who tell their story on the video. Very moving and something I will not forget.
Written October 12, 2019
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mo ainge
5 contributions
a moving experience showing the horrors of war
Sep 2019
I had read a bit about the history of Gernika and seen Picasso' s presentation of it in his painting. I now understand how difficult it was to portray such horror on a canvas. The musuem presents through film and photos, the scenes of destruction which are so vivid and shocking ordered by General Franco. This is added to by the accounts of the survivors . The museum links the barbarism of war to efforts for peace. Well worth a visit.
Written October 8, 2019
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Arlene W
Clarksburg, NJ253 contributions
interesting as...
Sep 2019
well as informative. easy to find. located in a beautiful part of town. had some English translations which were useful
Written September 23, 2019
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IdatravelerLINY
Patchogue, NY87 contributions
Memorable, historical and impressive
Sep 2019 • Couples
Wow!!! Most people know of the Picasso painting but this is all about what occurred and how we must move towards PEACE! We are very glad that we took this side trip
Written September 19, 2019
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RicardoKuzey
London, UK59 contributions
Moving experience
Sep 2019 • Friends
Well thought out museum focusing on peace and the bombing of Gernika. Very helpful people at entrance explaining the exhibit and providing English guide document because the descriptions are in Basque and Spanish. Definitely worth a visit.
Written September 16, 2019
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SuviML
Helsinki, Finland299 contributions
A moving exhibition
Jul 2019 • Couples
Worth a day trip from Bilbao. The museum is well organised and really sends a strong message. The story of Guernika is seriously rough and moving. Definitely recommended!
Written August 19, 2019
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