Thursday, December 17, 2009


the tree of Gernika is an important symbol for the Basque people. The General Assemblies, attended by representatives form all Biscay municipalities, were originally held under its branches.

Located near the Assembly House an the platform, is home to the different generations of the Tree of Gernika. The present oak tree was planted in 2005, when it was 19 years of age.

the garden is also home to its ancestors; the "Old Trunk" is surrounded by columns and althought it was not the first of all the trees of Gernika, it is the oldest vestige that we still conserve. its successor was planted in 1860 and remained opposite the platform until 2004 when it dried and had to be replaced

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