THE ROOTS OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY:GERNIKA.
A town whose name is synonymous with history.
The guided visit starts at the Casa de Juntas, where you can learn about the importance and symbols of the Tree of Guernica. Put yourself in the place of a lehendakari and be sworn into office. A parchment will be recorded and you can take it with you as a souvenir. Continue via Santa María Church, which from its triforium will explain the conflict that took place between the territory of Guernica and Lumo. Did you know that the official name of Guernica is Guernica-Lumo?
On 26th April 1937, Guernica was bombed by the German Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. Learn how Pablo Picasso was inspired by it to create his masterpiece “El Guernica” as you observe the real-size reproduction of the painting that exists in its streets.
Enter one of the few air raid shelters that is still preserved and discover what a Guernican felt on that fateful day.
Visit the Museum of Peace and learn about Begoña, a town inhabitant who will share with you the anguish that they felt on the day the bombing took place through an audio-visual aid that will definitely have an impact on you. Here you can discover another reality, that of war times.
If you are travelling with kids, we suggest you take one of the guided visits organised by the tourism office for little ones; an experience full of surprises, games and guessing games. You can talk on a magic telephone with Don Tello, the town founder, José Antonio Aguirre, the first Basque lehendakari, Pablo Picasso and Eduardo Chillida, among others.
The Guernica-Lumo tourism office guides will show you the town in a different way, with anecdotes and access to areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Price per person:
€3.50 + Reduced entry to the Museum of Peace (€2)
Information and bookings:
Guernica Tourism Office
94 625 58 92