Guernica, Spain

Gernika -Lumo (Spanish: Guernica-Luno) is a town in the province of Biscay, in the Basque Country. The population of the town is 16,224 (2009 census). (The word “Lumo” is Basque, meaning town or ward.)

Tourist map of Guernica

Tourist map of Guernica

Tourist information of Guernica

Tourist information of Guernica

Arrived at Guernica, came to Fueros Square first.

Fueros Square

Fueros Square: Statue of Don Tello, Peace Museum and Town Hall.

In Fueros Square there are the Statue of Don Tello, Town Hall, Gernika Peace Museum, Cultural Centre and Elai Alai Convention Centre around here. As everyone knows the tragedy of Guernica in 1937. I do not explain about that.

A peaceful street to Picasso’s mural of Guernica.

A peaceful street to Picasso’s mural of Guernica.

Picasso’s “Guernica”ceramic mural.

Picasso’s “Guernica”ceramic mural.

Reproduction of “Guernica” by Picasso: A life-size copy in ceramics of Picasso’s masterpiece. It is on the street “Pedro de Elejalde Kalea.”

Santa María Church in Basque Gothic Style.

Santa María Church in Basque Gothic Style.

Church of Santa Mari: One of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the Basque Country. Built in the mid-15th century.

And next, the Casa de Juntas (“Meeting House”) and the Tree of Gernika.

The gate of the Casa de Juntas.

The gate of the Casa de Juntas.

House assemblies of Gernika is a monumental complex with political significance, lies in the town of Gernika-Luno in the province of Biscay in the Basque Country.

The courtyard and ceiling windows covering on it.

The courtyard and ceiling windows covering on it.

The mural in Casa de Juntas.

The mural in Casa de Juntas.

The headquarters of the General Assembly of Bizkaia is located in this building next to the Tree of Gernika.

The Tree of Gernika.

The Tree of Gernika.

Gernikako Arbola “the tree of Gernika” is an oak tree that symbolizes traditional freedoms for the Biscayan people, and by extension for the Basque people as a whole. The Lords of Biscay swore to respect the Biscayan liberties under it, and the modern Lehendakari (President of the Basque Government) of the Basque Country swears his charge there.

Then, I walked around the neighborhood of the Casa de Juntas.

View of the area.

View of the area.

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View of the area.

Getting back to the Bus terminal of Guernica. Took some pictures of the town landscape on the way.

Views of the town of Guernica.

Views of the town of Guernica.

Previously, I knew the unfortunate history of this town. Walking through the town, my heat filled with joy in this peaceful town now.

Flowers from the Northern Spain

Flowers from the Northern Spain

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