BLANCO PAINTING MUSEUM – A Painting Collection of Female Body of Beautiful Women in Bali

BLANCO MUSEUM

– All Details to Know About Blanco Painting Museum –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT BLANCO MUSEUM?

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE
Unique architecture building with nice park, exotic bird and Banyan tree around the museum.
A unique blend of Balinese architecture imbued with the spirit of his native Spain

BEAUTIFUL PAINTING
No doubt that woman as God’s most beautiful creature.
Fascinated by the female body more than any other subject matter.

A MAESTRO
The most famous and successful artist to ever live in Bali.
He made Ubud as one of world’s villages of art.

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Many national and international award he received.
A ‘Don’ title from King Juan Carlos of Spain.

BLANCO MUSEUM

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WHAT IS BLANCO MUSEUM?

DESCRIPTION:

Blanco Painting Museum located in the west of Ubud royal palace or south of Campuhan ridge walk. This museum is a house, studio and painting gallery of Don Antonio Blanco. A flamboyant Spanish painter that influenced by Miro & Salvador Dali.

Antonio Blanco was born on September 15th, 1911 in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Both of his parents were Spanish. Blanco was educated at the American Central School in Manila. During his high school years he loved the arts, literature and language classes. After completing high school in Manila, Blanco studied at the National Academy of Art in New York under Sidney Dickinson. He fascinated by the female body more than any other subject matter and concentrated on the human form.

Antonio Blanco traveled extensively throughout the world wide in order to further his studies. In 1952 he landed in Bali and felt in love to his painting model, Ni Ronji. She is a balinese dancer who conquered his heart. Finally he decided to get marry with this fascinating girl and lived in Bali until the rest of his life.

BLANCO MUSEUM GARDEN

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HOW MUCH THE BLANCO MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEE?

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 80K per pax.

DOMESTIC (LOCAL) VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 50K per pax.

*) Included welcome drink.

**) Child under 12 years old is free.

BLANCO MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEE

International:Entrance Fee:
AdultIDR 80K
Domestic (Local):
AdultIDR 50K

BLANCO MUSEUM ENTRY TICKET

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BLANCO MUSEUM?

OPEN HOURS:
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM.

*) If you bring children better you think it again to visit this museum because so many his paintings are nude women as his object.

WELCOME DRINK

bali gianyar ubud sayan campuhan antonio blanco painting museum welcome drink

*) The waiter said that the color of the drink made from a kind of flower. Nice color and very interesting taste.

WHERE IS BLANCO MUSEUM LOCATED?

ADDRESS:
Jalan Raya Penestanan No.8, Sayan, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Sayan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Ubud
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 26 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 0 km of Ubud or few minutes walking.
About 37 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 20 minutes.
About 39 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 20 minutes.

MAP OF BLANCO MUSEUM:

bali gianyar ubud sayan campuhan antonio blanco painting museum map

*) If you drive a scooter you can just click the map above. It’s your driving guideline.

HOW TO GET TO BLANCO MUSEUM?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
If you stay in Ubud area you can just walk to this place.

From KUTA:
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking – Then find Trans Metro Dewata bus Shelter/Halte.
Then please take Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 1 – Stop in Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 4 – Stop at halte Puri Ubud (Ubud Palace).
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

From Ngurah Rai Airport:
Please to reach Ngurah Rai Domestic Gate first – Then, find Trans Metro Dewata bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 2 – Stop in Kuta Central Parking Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 1 – Stop in Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 4 – Stop at halte Puri Ubud (Ubud Palace).
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

From UBUNG Bus Station: 
Please to reach Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station first.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 4 – Stop at halte Puri Ubud (Ubud Palace).
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

From SANUR:
Please to reach Matahari Terbit Sanur first – Then find Trans Sarbagita bus Shelter/Halte.
Then please take Trans Trans Sarbagita bus corridor 2 – Stop in Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 4 in front of Bagus supermarket – Stop at halte Puri Ubud (Ubud Palace).
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3500 + Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.
Trans Metro Dewata Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time and energy.

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak English.

DON ANTONIO BLANCO MUSEUM

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There is only one cafe inside of museum.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet

OFFICIAL SITE:
www.blancomuseum.com

THE ROUNDED GATE

bali gianyar ubud sayan campuhan antonio blanco painting museum rounded gate

THE DRAGON STATUE BEFORE THE MUSEUM BUILDING

bali gianyar ubud sayan campuhan antonio blanco painting museum dragon statue

THE MACAW BIRD

bali gianyar ubud sayan campuhan antonio blanco painting museum macaw bird

*) This session spot is a favorite place for children. They can take a photo with the Macaw bird.

BLANCO MUSEUM COLLECTION

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*) Photo source: www.blancomuseum.com

**) Unfortunately the visitor forbidden to take any picture if his paintings. That’s why i took his painting picture from the official website.

*) I only love one of his painting ‘The Addict’. Seems it’s so unique when he put some cigarettes on his painting.

DON ANTONIO BLANCO

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Photo source: www.blancomuseum.com

WHAT IS THE MANNERS?

MUSEUM MANNERS:
1. All the visitor should be quiet since other visitor also want to enjoy the painting collection and the atmosphere.
2. The visitor not allowed to take any picture in the painting collection area (art gallery).
3. The visitor not allowed to touch any painting surface.
4. The visitor not allowed to bring or eat any snacks in the painting gallery.

*) His painting collection contain a lot of naked woman picture. If you are Asian people, it might not suitable with your culture. Better you avoid visit this museum if you traveling with your child. Otherwise, it can make a culture shock on your children.

PROS AND CONS:

PROS:
1. Awesome paintings collection.
2. Beautiful building & amazing views.
3. Nice atmosphere and garden.
4. Simply breathtaking and inspiring place.
5. Contributing art development in Ubud.

CONS:
1. Crowded on tourist season/weekend/Indonesian holiday.
2. Some visitor said it’s expensive entrance fee.
3. Not children friendly paintings (naked woman objects).
4. No tour guide.
5. Not strong lighting.

UPDATE STATUS OF BLANCO MUSEUM:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

*) Since March 22nd, 2020 Blanco museum has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

**) Since July 20th, 2020 Blanco museum has been opened with applied New Normal protocol.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR BLANCO PAINTING MUSEUM:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Blanco museum:

1. Campuhan Ridge Walk.
2. Puri Lukisan Museum.
3. Saraswati temple.
4. Ubud royal palace.
5. Ubud market.
6. Neka art museum.
7. 9 Angels vegetarian garden restaurant.
8. Ubud monkey forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check our recommended walking tour itinerary here: Day 2 itinerary.

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