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We arrived just minutes before they closed so we only saw the main room. The gentleman at the door was very kind and spoke English so my family could understand. This is a very important site in Basque history; learn about the fueros.
If you are in Gernika, be sure to visit this beautiful assembly hall for the Basque province of Biscaia. I was there the day before the assembly was to meet, and the legislative chamber was decked out for the occasion. Right next to it there...More
Well worth visit. Gernika is famous for the appalling attack on the town by the Fascist forces in 1937, insuring Picasso's most famous painting.
But there is much more tot eh town, in particular its role as a parliamentary centre for Basqueland. This building is...More
If you are in Gernika make sure to check out the Casa de Juntas! Entrance is free and the exhibition tells you about the history of the Juntas, basically the Basque parliament of old, that used to gather around the Arbol de Gernika, displayed on...More
An important reminder that culture, language, etc., is very important for any human being, few places have been as strong as Basqueland to maintain their uniqueness. Well worth to visit, take some time and reflect.
A truly lovely building steeped in the history of this turbulent region. The stained glass ceiling was amazing! The staff were very helpful and passionate about past, present and future role of the Basque region.
We visited here as part of an excursion from a cruise ship. It is an attractive room where the Basque Parliament meets. It has a lot of meaning to the local Basques, as it should, and a lot can be learned about the people with...More
This is the assembly house of the Basque Parliament. While this ancient democracy originally met in the shade of an oak tree, the present building serves a modern function as a debating and law making chamber.
The assembly room is full of paintings and the...More