Sa Bassa Blanca is set within a protected nature reserve 7 km east of Alcúdia. The foundation was established by the artists and collectors, Ben Jacober and Yannick Vu, and philanthropist, Georges Coulon in 1993. It’s main objective is the preservation and restoration of Heritage of Spanish Historic Patrimony. The museum is comprised of several exhibition spaces, a sculpture park, rose garden and observatory.
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The main attraction is the Hispano-Moresque Hassy Fathy building, named after its designer. Its rooms showcase contemporary art by African artists, illustrations by Domenico Gnoli, and over 50 photographic portraits of key artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The underground Sokrates space contrasts old and new art including African, Eastern and Central American masks, prehistoric fossils, and contemporary masters. The Nins Collection contains over 150 portraits of children from the 16th to the 19th century; children have been the main subject of the Mallorcan resident and artist Yannick Vu’s own work.
There is a gift shop and a small refreshment area serving drinks and snacks in a courtyard. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00, although the exhibition spaces are closed between 13.00 to 14.00.
The general entrance fee is €10, €8 for children aged 7 – 18, and free for children under 6. Entrance only to the Sculpture Park and Rose Garden is €5. An excursion to the Observatory can be arranged on request. Guided tours are available at an additional cost.