Art, architecture, nature and peace coexist in the Sa Bassa Blanca Museum, in Alcúdia. It occupies 16 hectares of parkland and houses two underground art galleries (Nins and Sokrates). Above them, its extensive sculpture park and gardens stand out.
The Sa Bassa Blanca Museum stands out for the great variety of its collection. It houses the works of the artists and founders Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu themselves, strongly inspired by the exhibited artists, which include friends who gave their works to the museum fund. The galleries that house the extensive work brought from all over the world, from North America to South Africa and from the Pleistocene to the present day, were located underground to take advantage of the existing construction and respect the natural landscape.
Sa Bassa Blanca museum has a special focus on children. An attempt is made to contribute to their education by cultivating in them the desire to go to museums and inspire them to create for themselves.
Special architectural value
The building that houses the museum was designed by Hassan Fathy (Cairo, 1900-1989). A Hispano-Moorish construction that he called “ribat” (fortified building), conserving only the outer walls of the pre-existing agricultural house. White walls, vaults and traditional domes crown the building’s terraces that surround an interior courtyard with gardens and fountains. The doors and floor tiles are ancient items brought from Andalusia, northern Spain and Morocco. The Sa Bassa Blanca Museum also houses in one of its rooms a wonderful Mudejar coffered ceiling from 1498, declared a Site of Cultural Interest of the Balearic Islands Heritage.
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