Fundación Yannick y Ben Jakober
See one of Spain’s most unique collections of artwork with a visit to Fundacion Yannick y Ben Jakober. Just a short drive east of Alcudia, the museum is home to a fascinating collection of art and sculpture, making this a must-visit on your holiday to Majorca.
As you step inside the North African style house, you’ll explore the unique artwork in the surroundings of this beautiful building. Take your time looking through the collection of children’s portraits, knowns as ‘Nins’, dated between the 16th and 19th centuries. Look out for the different toys, costumes and pets, giving an interesting peek into the life of young royals and nobility at the time.
After browsing the work inside the Fundación building, including a curtain made with 10,000 Swarovski crystals and the fossilised skeleton of a woolly rhinoceros, go outside to the sculpture garden. As you walk through the tranquil grounds you’ll spot all kinds of animal sculptures, including a huge dog inspired by ancient Japanese cultures. Don’t miss the Rose Garden where you’ll see more than one hundred varieties of English roses, with views out to the sea.
To make the most of your visit, you can take a guided tour through the museum. Over the course of two hours you’ll find out all about the history of the house, including the background of the founders and artists Yannick Vu and Ben Jakober. As you walk from collection to collection, your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the stories and symbolism behind the artwork, making this an informative and fascinating tour.