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FAQ, frequently asked questions

Is Picasso's "Guernica" in the Gernika Peace Museum?

The original "Guernica" by Picasso has been at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid since 1992. The Gernika Peace Museum has a copy of the painting and there is also another ceramic life-size copy near to the Gernika Courts and Health Centre.

Is the museum suitable for families with children?

The Gernika Peace Museum also has a "Children's Corner" on the first floor of the museum building, where children aged between 3 to 10 can paint or play under the supervision of their parents. It also has an Educational Department (Link to the Educational Department) hezkuntza.museoa@gernika-lumo.net) that organises a wide range of activities for the children and/or adolescents.

What is accessibility like to the Peace Museum for people with mobility problems?

The Gernika Peace Museum has a lift from the street level entrance (Artekalea), which ensures that all the rooms (except for the Educational Department) are fully accessible from outside and inside the museum. There are several WCs for the disabled.

Where can I find out more information about the bombing of Gernika and the Spanish Civil War?

In the Documentation Centre section on our website or by directly contacting the Documentation Centre

Where is a good place to eat in Gernika and/or Urdaibai?

There are numerous restaurants (and with something for every budget) near to the Peace Museum which are good spots for lunch

Where can I stay in Gernika and/or Urdaibai?

There are many different places to stay in Gernika-Lumo and in the surrounding area. (Ayuntamiento de Gernika-lumo; Busturialdea-Urdaibai; Turdaibai; Nekatur

Where can I visit in Gernika and/or Urdaibai?

Apart from the Gernika Peace Museum, there are many other places of interest and museum to be visited in Gernika-Lumo and Busturialdea-Urdaibai, such as the Euskal Herria Museum, the Gernika Assembly Hall, the SantimamiƱe Caves, Basondo (Urdaibai refuge for fauna and animals), the Bermeo Fishing Museum, the Busturia Madariaga Tower... Ayuntamiento de Gernika-lumo; Busturialdea-Urdaibai; Turdaibai; Nekatur

Does the museum have a wireless Internet zone?

Yes, there is free wireless Internet access zone inside the museum and in Plaza de los Fueros (square with the Town Hall and Gernika Tourism Office).

Where can I find tourist information about Gernika?

Just 50 metres from the Gernika Peace Museum, in the Tourist Office.

What is the weather like in Gernika?

You can check what the weather will be like in Gernika during your visit at www.euskalmet.euskadi.net

Bilbao

Bilbao or Bilbo (capital of Bizkaia) is 30 km from the Gernika Peace Museum and is easily reached by public transport public transport

San Sebastián - Donostia

San Sebastián or Donostia (capital of Gipuzkoa) is 105 km from Museo the Gernika Peace Museum..

Vitoria - Gasteiz

Vitoria or Gasteiz (capital of Alava) is 70 km of the Gernika Peace Museum..

Who should I contact in case of an emergency?

If you have an emergency in Gernika, you should go to the Local Police Station (Artekalea, 10) or the Ertzaintza (Basque Police Force) Station (c/Don Tello, 40). If it is a medical emergency, you should go to the Gernika Health Centre (c/San Juan, 1) or call the emergency services on 112.

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