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What to see in Gernika in a day

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There are lots of ways to enjoy Gernika, but here are a couple of suggestions. ONDO PASA!

SUGGESTION 1: GERNIKA, living history of the Basque Country.

In the morning

The morning begins with a visit to the Gernika Peace Museum which offers insight into both the Civil War and the bombing of the town.

Next, get ready to follow the Bombing Route, a journey back in time to 1937. Just scan the QR codes on the panels and you’ll be whisked back to the Gernika of days gone by. 

Gernika’s cuisine: ask for a copy of the Gernika Gastronomy Guide at the Tourist Office and then enjoy a delicious pintxo or two on one of the street-side terraces in the pedestrian zones.

To round the morning off, we suggest you take a stroll through the Park of the Peoples of Europe where Henry Moore and Eduardo Chillida will be waiting to introduce you to modern art.

In the afternoon

Visit the Guernica Assembly House with its iconic Tree. Don’t forget that you need to make a reservation to enter the grounds.

Visit the Euskal Herria Museum: A small ethnographic treasure trove housed within the walls of the Alegría Palace. It contains a fascinating exhibition on the history, culture and traditions of the Basque Country.

Don't forget to book in advance

A reservation is required to visit the interior of the plenary hall of the Guernica Assembly House.

SUGGESTION 2: MONDAY IN GERNIKA: a traditional market and much more.

In the morning

Visit one of the Basque Country’s unique traditional markets. Open from 9 am to 1:30 pm, it’s a great place to buy typical top-quality local products such as Idiazabal cheese, farmhouse bread, honey, Basque cake and Gernika’s delicious peppers, not to mention lots of other seasonal vegetables.

Once you’ve got the shopping in, a pit stop at a terrace to recharge your batteries is just the ticket! Treat yourself to a delicious pintxo, always washed down with a glass of txakoli from Gernika or the surrounding region.

Visit the Casa de Juntas (the Assembly House) and the Tree of Gernika to learn all about our history and our roots, taking time to admire the magnificent stained glass window and the plenary hall. And then the Park of the Peoples of Europe, following the path that wends its way towards sculptures by Eduardo Chillida and Henry Moore.

The mural of Picasso’s "Guernica", a life-size ceramic mural in the open air.

Well now, after this morning stroll, the time has come to find a restaurant serving traditional local food. We recommend that you pick up a copy of the Gernika Gastronomy Guide at the Tourist Office.

Don't forget to book in advance

A reservation is required to visit the interior of the plenary hall of the Guernica Assembly House.

In the afternoon

As tradition dictates, no self-respecting Monday in Gernika would be complete without a visit to the famous Jai Alai Fronton, also known as the “Cathedral of Pelota”. It is one of the largest fronton courts in the world still in use. Standing on the court, you can appreciate the majesty of the building and how difficult the sport really is.

At any time of the day you can enjoy a guided tour at your own pace, using the audio guide that you can find on the Gernika website or on our YouTube channel. You can organise your visit as you please.

To bring the afternoon to a fitting end, it’s time for something sweet and - if we may – we have a recommendation for you! If you have a sweet tooth - and who doesn’t? – you just have to try “Ori-Baltzak”, the Gernika pastry par excellence.

You can buy them at the Bidaguren patisserie, a family business that has been making confectionery since 1942.

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