Set at the end of a quiet track, near the secluded beach at Es Coll Baix - a coveted destination for trekking and sailing – is the Museo de Sa Bassa Blanca. Considered something of a hidden cultural treasure of Mallorca’s north, this year it’s celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special programme of “puertas abiertas” including readings, poetry recitals, conferences, theatrical performances, and workshops.
Established in 1993, the museum is a fantastic place to visit for villa and apartment owners based in Alcúdia, Puerto Alcúdia or nearby Pollensa. After a morning exploring the beaches near the luxury estates in Bonaire, or the sailing from the marina at Puerto Cocodrillo, a few hours exploring the galleries and gardens of this delightful museum will amuse adults and children alike.
Part gallery space, part sculpture park, part landscaped garden, the Museo Sa Bassa Blanca boasts an eclectic collection of old and new unlike anything else on to be found on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. The foundation is particularly known for its collection of portraits of children by Old Masters from the 16th to early 19th century. The main house is also of architectural interest: it was designed by the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy in 1978, and is now a listed building.
The museum, also known as the Fundación Yannick y Ben Jakober, was established by two artists: Austrian-born Ben, who was educated in the UK, and his French-born, British-naturalised wife, Jannick. Both Yannick and Ben have lived in Mallorca since the 1960s and have exhibited works at the Venice Biennale.
Presentation of works by Archduke Luis Salvador (March 24)
Poetry recitals (March 17 and April 21)
Theatrical production by the Circ d’Alcudia in the Rose Garden (May 5)
Concert with Llorenc Barber (May 19)
Further events and activities will continue throughout the year, visit the Museo Sa Bassa Blanca website for more details
About the author: Arabella Youens is a freelance editor and journalist based in London. Having studied at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and worked both for a summer in Palma and a year in Barcelona, she speaks good Spanish and covered the top-end property marketing the Balearics for over ten years while she was Property Editor of Country Life magazine. Today, she continues to write about property and interiors across a variety of titles including The Telegraph, Country Life, London’s Evening Standard, City AM, Homes & Gardens and Country & Town House.