Victims of Terrorism Memorial Centre - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Memorial Centre for the Victims of Terrorism

The building

One century after the first inauguration, the old Bank of Spain in Vitoria-Gasteiz reopened its doors as the Victims of Terrorism Memorial Centre. Designed by the Navarre architect José Yarnoz Larrosa (1884-1966), it was built in 1920 in the neo-Renaissance style and has a rectangular floor plan measuring 33 x 20 metres.

The museum

The Museum disseminates democratic and ethical values, constructing a collective memory of the victims and raising public awareness against terrorism, and about the defence of freedom and human rights.

There are 6 rooms to be visited in the museum’s itinerary:

  1. "Here, yesterday": the presentation/introduction area.
  2. "Memorial Space": the central area of the building.
  3. "The history of terrorism".
  4. "Hate speech and practices": the space about the attacks and about the actions and discourses that legitimise terrorism.
  5. "Response to terror": police, social, international, political and legal response.
  6. "The voice of the victims".

The Memorial Centre provides visitors with a documentation centre, assembly rooms, an educational area and a museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Visits and further information

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm.
  • Sundays, 11am to 2pm.
  • Closed on Mondays (except bank holidays).
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