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Gernika-Lumo

Gernika-Lumo

Gernika-Lumo is a locality with countless attractions. In the plaza de los Fueros, presided over by the statue of DonTello founder of the town in the year 1366, you will find the Peace Museum. This museum remembers the tragic bombardment that the locality suffered on April 26, 1937 at the hands of the German aviation. 

 

We also recommend you to visit the Europa Park and the Casa de Juntas, where the current Biscay General Assembly Plenary Hall is located, with its mythical tree, emblem of Basque privileges and freedoms.

 

In addition, Gernika is located within the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, one of the most important wetlands in Europe and one of extraordinary ecological richness. But the beaches of the area are also worth visiting, both Laida and Laga will not leave you indifferent.

 

Located in the Busturialdea region, in the historical territory of Bizkaia, the village is home to an exceptional architectural heritage and a perfect starting point for day trips to Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, an exceptional place formed by wide sandy areas.

 


Gernika Fair

 

We cannot leave Gernika-Lumo without visiting its weekly fair, the most important one in Bizkaia. Every Monday, traders and purchasers gather in this festival full of smells, colours and sounds. Besides, if we visit Gernika-Lumo on October's last Monday, we'll have the opportunity to enjoy the special cattle and farm fair held annually with thousands citizens from different parts of the Basque Country attending.

 

HOW TO GET AROUND:

  • From Bilbao: There are several Bizkaibus lines that communicate Bilbao with Gernika from Termibus bus station: A3513, A3514, A3515 and A3523; there is one every 15 minutes. Euskotren also offers a train service between Gernika and Bilbao (Bolueta and Atxuri stations) every 30 minutes on summer and winter workdays and every 60 on winter weekends.
  • From Bermeo: Euskotren and bus services are available approximately every half hour. Line A3515: Bermeo – Gernika Lumo – Amorebienta Etxano- Bilbao. You can also go by Euskotren, same frequency than from Bilbao.
  • From San Sebastián: You could reach Gernika by train (from Amara station) or by bus (from San Sebastián bus station) from San Sebastián (a journey of about two hours and a half). One option could be the DB03 Lurraldebus of San Sebastián to Lekeitio with connection to Gernika (lines A3513A3523 ).

 

 


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Surface area: 18.40
No. of inhabitants: 16295