Guernica, Spain: Symbolic Heart of Basque Country
On April 26, 1937, during the height of the Spanish Civil War, the defenseless Basque town of Guernica was leveled by an air raid. Most people know of Guernica from the mural that Picasso created to express the tragedy of that day. But the story of this proud city and region goes far beyond that. (3 min)
Watch more: Watch the entire TV episode this clip comes from, Basque Country. (25 min)
Learn more: Read Rick's article on the Best of the Basque Country.
Go there with us: Our Basque Country of Spain & France in 8 Days tour spends an afternoon in the town of Guernica.