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Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
+34 946 27 02 13
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The horrors of war were brought home to Guernica on a Monday morning in June 1937. This small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
padreray
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Thetford, United Kingdom
Frozen?

I visited the museum some 10 years ago and regret to say that it has not changed a bit. If the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arlene5826
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Bilbao, Spain
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Foru Plaza, 1 | Vizcaya, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
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+34 946 27 02 13

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The horrors of war were brought home to Guernica on a Monday morning in June 1937. This small market town was purposely and symbolically attacked from the air by Franco's Nazi allies. This was a direct attack on democracy, and on a civilian population. It...More

Thank padreray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum some 10 years ago and regret to say that it has not changed a bit. If the purpose of it is to make us think, then rotation of the display is a must. Also there is too much to read and...More

Thank Arlene5826
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Part of the reason to visit Gernica is to reflect on its history. The museum is worth visiting but is a bit disjointed and could be much better.

Thank janenimmo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Loved this museum, it is very well curated and really moves you and makes you feel the horror and nonsense of war. Do visit it if in Guernika

Thank MMG2006
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

If you don't understand Basque, you will definitely need the translation booklet which is given to you at Reception. The museum is free on Sunday, which is good to know and it was quiet when we visited mid morning. The smaller reproduction of Picasso's work...More

1  Thank SpaStruckSurrey
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Lovely reception and very nice rooms. Modern. Bags not allowed in, but there are free lockers. All labels in Spanish & Basque, but a printed Engish guide is provided. This starts out very well, but then becomes incomprehensible. Experience of the bombing in 1937 was...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth a visit. There is quite a lot of detail which may not be of interest to everyone. Do visit and take in as much as you want. There is a room on the tour depicting life in Gernika at the...More

Thank Mdmcd
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Translation booklet is available if your Spanish is not stellar. The museum offers both the history of Gernika and thoughts about peace and reconciliation. The message is thoughtful and not preachy. It takes a little over an hour to see the three floors. The special...More

2  Thank GFP32999
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This museum provides great insight into the 1937 tragedy at Gernika, along with exhibits devoted to other conflicts. It is very moving.

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I visited on a weekday with my then 9 and 11 year old children. The museum staff set up the audio-visual experience in English so the children could appreciate it fully. The exhibits are a sobering reminder of the costs of war and the dangers...More

1  Thank Justin F
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