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Museum in Gernika

Museo de la Paz de Gernika

Gernika’s seminal experience is a visit to the peace museum, where audiovisual displays calmly reveal the horror of war, both in the Basque Country and around the world. Aside from creating a moving portrait of the …
Basque in Gernika

Zallo Barri

Locals will tell you that this dining institution is the best place in town for authentic Basque cuisine. The ambience is a bit formal
Forest in Gernika

Bosque Pintado de Oma

The artist Agustín Ibarrola has created an unusual work of art by painting striking designs on a swath of trees inside the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. A 7km loop trail takes you through a serene forest of pine, sun-…
Park in Gernika

Parque de los Pueblos de Europa

The Parque de los Pueblos de Europa contains a typically curvaceous sculpture by Henry Moore and a monumental work by renowned Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida. The park leads to the attractive Casa de Juntas, where…
Cave in Gernika

Cuevas de Santimamiñe

The walls of this cave system, a short way northeast of Gernika, are decorated with around fifty different Neolithic paintings depicting bison, horses, rhinos and the like. In order to protect these delicate artwork…
Museum in Gernika

Museo de Euskal Herría

Housed in the beautiful 18th-century Palacio de Montefuerte, this museum contains a comprehensive exhibition on Basque history, with fine old maps, engravings and a range of other documents and portraits. The top tw…
Public Art in Gernika

Picasso's Guernica Mural

If you can't make it to Madrid to see the original, pay a visit to this copy of Picasso's heart-rending response to Franco's murderous bombing raid. The work in ceramic is a full-size representation of the original …
Market in Gernika

Gernika Market

Every Monday, trade folk from across the region descend on Gernika to sell their wares in a sprawling market. You'll find over 350 stalls of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, flowers and more.
Pintxos in Gernika

Auzokoa

Set on the restaurant-lined lane in the heart of Gernika, Auzokoa whips up some of the best pintxos in town.