In the garden, beech, oak and magnolia trees coexist with the monumental steel and granite sculptures placed in perfect dialogue with the environment.
The Chillida Leku garden, with an extension of 11 hectares of land, houses more than forty sculptures of monumental size. Placed in a meditated way, the works dialogue with nature, but also generate a dialogue among themselves.
On the one hand, as soon as one enters, one finds the area of the field that in the primitive uses of the farmhouse was destined to pasture for the flocks.
"I will carry it out without setting dates. I have started to save the work, but this wonderful farmhouse will not be a museum but the sign that I am from there. I don't want a reconstruction but to leave it firm and safe as it is to fill it with a contemporary structure: that today and yesterday can be seen".
- Eduardo Chillida
The sculptor restored the farmhouse while maintaining its traditional identity. When Chillida acquired the property, the building was practically in ruins.
On the outside, the farmhouse maintains its traditional appearance. Its mixed masonry walls alternate masonry and ashlars, specifically the ashlars can be seen around the openings.
In addition, the building preserves two triangular buttresses on both sides of the south facade. The building also maintains the wooden framework and the original coat of arms of the Zabalaga family carved on the north facade.
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