Casa de Juntas
Casa de Juntas
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This building is the historical and current parliament building and seat of the General Assembly of Biscay. Entry to the parliament is free and the tourist office of Guernica were kind enough to handle the booking for us, but it can also be done online.

Each of the rooms in the parliament has a QR code, which you can use to link to some audio commentary about the room. In total there are around 4 rooms covering the General Assembly, The Hall of Stained Glass, the Library and the former office of the President.

The General Assembly is a very old institution and the assembly hall is the centre of the parliament. The hall has a steep arrangement of seats in a semicircle, facing the seats of the president and other presiding officers. Behind the seats are portraits of former nobles of Biscay.

The Hall of Stained Glass is a room for conducting some assembly business and as the name suggests, has an incredible stained glass window over the ceiling depicting the Gernika Tree as a meeting point for the different municipalities of Biscay as happened in the olden days.

Well worth a visit.
Written 2 January 2023
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Sweagle97
Macon, GA320 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We stopped by to visit after hiking along the coast. Unfortunately, the facility was not keeping their advertised summer hours and was not open to the public on a Wednesday around noon.
Written 22 June 2022
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Loneostrich
Miami Beach, FL141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Stunning legislative hall and beautiful stained glass window inside. Lots of information on stands about the unique governmental history of the Basque Country. And it's free and won't take too much of your time. Highly recommended if any of the aforementioned details appeals at all to you.
Written 22 May 2022
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Lawrence V
498 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It was interesting to see and hear the history of Basque people and John Adams trip here to better understand democracy.

There is an oak tree that allegedly is the third generation of the tree John Adams stood under while visiting.

It takes a while to get here, so unless you are in the immediate are it in my opinion is not worth it.

The town itself was 90+ % destroyed during bombing raids during WW2
Written 25 February 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
You can walk through the local parliament room, then see this stunning large stained glass ceiling. On your way out is the famous oak tree- really an ancestor of the real oak.
Written 30 August 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,475 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Casa de Juntas is the place, where las Juntas (a type of old parliament of Bizkaia Region) meets some centuries ago. It is located in the historical main city of Bizkaia Region, in Basque Country. Nowadays it is yet an important political place and it is possible to visit the outside gardens with the known Gernika's tree, where the old president sweared the jurisdiction and the neoclassical building built in the 19th Century. Very interesting for History-lovers.
(See also Museo de la Paz de Guernica, Mural del Gernika de Picasso, Parque de los Pueblos de Europa, Guernica-Lumo, Museo Euskal Herria Museoa, Iglesia Santa Maria, Euskal Souvenirs)
Written 20 November 2020
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We enjoyed our visit to this historically significant building, which serves as the assembly place for the Provincial Council of Bizkaia. The hall with the stained glass ceiling is a sight to behold.
Written 6 September 2020
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zadunajska8
Eastbourne, UK585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
What an amazing place! Not only is it free to enter but it is such a beautiful and significant building. The stained glass ceiling is outstanding.
Written 29 January 2020
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Lipadad
Harleysville, PA763 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We had a nice visit including seeing the newest oak tree and the remains of the original, as well as the wonderful stained-glass ceiling in the assembly house. It was interesting to hear about the attack facilitated by Franco about 80 years ago, too.
Written 7 January 2020
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Judi L
Denver, CO690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Assembly House and Tree of Gernika are living symbols of the Basque People's history. It is the seat of the historical parliament at Bizkaia. The building and oak tree were the meeting points for all surrounding territories and brought together cultural and ethnographic traditions. On our tour we watched a short video and then toured the Assembly Room. This is where all business and elections are conducted. Then on to the famous Tree of Gernika which is the best known symbol of the Basque People. The original "Old Trunk" was planted around 1700. An off-shoot was planted in 2015 and it is the direct successor of the tree under which the Assemblies were held for centuries. It is located in the garden and surrounded by many columns. Another highlight of our tour was "The Room of the Stained Glass Windows". This space was originally designed as an open air patio, but was later closed off into a room. The enormous stained glass window/ceiling, completed in 1985, is a graphic representation of the symbolism of the Tree as a meeting point. Monuments that represent Bizkaia are shown in boxes and make up the side border.
Written 26 October 2019
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