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Casa de Juntas

Calle Allende Salazar, n/s, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
+34 946 25 11 38
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“stained glass” (7 reviews)
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Calle Allende Salazar, n/s, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
+34 946 25 11 38
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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

Thank padreray
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Start with the stained glass room and the library. Pay attention at all the paintings and symbols within this space before going to the main oval room. Ask about the video available in several languages which explains a lot of what this historical site has...More

Thank Arlene5826
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Not easy to understand what an old tree can have such big impact on the Spanish. But the history from the 10 minute video gives you a humble feeling about our heritage that we would think more about. AND they have the oldest democratic political...More

Thank Centh L
Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you're of mature mindset, regardless of age, you come here knowing that this a very special place to the Basque people. By coincidence it was exactly 80 years ago since the bombing during the Spanish Civil War. There can't be many parliament buildings that...More

Thank observer2011
Reviewed 18 August 2017

V interesting and historic location/building. Exhibition multilingual and helps understand the politics

Thank janenimmo
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The oak tree is overhyped. There is a bit of dead trunk under a covered rotunda in the garden if you really want a selfie but the tree itself round the corner is replanted regularly so isn't the original. But do go inside and see...More

Thank SpaStruckSurrey
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The grounds and building are open to the public (free admission). I really enjoyed the historical significance of Casa de Juntas. The building contains beautiful art work - paintings, stained glass and lovely wood working.

Thank GFP32999
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The palce is beautiful but is also imortant if you want to understand basque political history. Do not forget to get the introduction in English

Thank Nordboen
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Case de Juntas is the Assembly Hall for the region- one of the very few buildings to escape total destruction when Gernika was bombed. The stained glass and the history items are fantastic and well worth a visit. Access is free and guide booklets...More

Thank Pete S
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