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Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

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Address: Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
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Excellent Museum Visit

Had a wish to visit Gernika for a long time- we stopped overnight and had a great time walking around and the visit to the Peace Museum was number one on our list. Only 3€ as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Pete S

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had a wish to visit Gernika for a long time- we stopped overnight and had a great time walking around and the visit to the Peace Museum was number one on our list. Only 3€ as senior or 5€ for adult. There was a huge amount of information [sadly only in Spanish and Basque] - we did get English translations... More 

Thank Pete S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The museum tells the story of the terrorbombings of Gernika 26.april 1937. IT does so in a really good way. The meaningless horror of the bombs, but also the way back to life and hope/ struggle that this will never happening again is put to life brilliantly. You Get an english translation in the front desk!

Thank Stine A
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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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350 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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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84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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 3 August 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 2 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 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

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