The Krekovic Museum is named thus because of the Vienna born artist, who settled in Mallorca, who captured the culture, customs and traditions if Mallorca in his oil paintings.
Kristian Krekovic was born on 28th February, 190, the son of a forest ranger and hunter of the Vienna court. From childhood he showed a great interest in painting. In Vienna, he discovered the great masters, as well as his own vocation. His artistic training was reflected in his hard work.
After finishing his studies in the Viennese school he travelled to Paris, where he completed his training in the art school. In 1928, he was awarded with a gold medal and an honours diploma in the International Art Exhibition of Bordeaux. In 1960, he moved to Mallorca, where he settled permanently.
During the last 25 years before his death, he devoted his study to Spanish and Balearic art. The most outstanding episodes of the history and customs of Mallorca can be appreciated in his paintings.
Pollensa invites to many things. The natural environment is marvellous, the city is full of passages to explore and art lovers can also amuse themselves. Apart from the Pollensa Museum, it is worth to visit the Martí Vicenç Museum – especially if you have not visited the factories of typical fabrics of Mallorca in Santa María.
Martí Vicenç Alemany was born in Pollensa in 1926 and he followed the steps of his family. His father, who was also a weaver, experimented with the fabric of llengües, a characteristic fabric of Mallorca that combines the white and blue or the green and red in a way as if these colours created tongue-shapes.
Around 1945, when the industry of Pollensa began to flourish after years of recession, he created the textile company Galeries Vicenç and developed a wide collection of textures with innovative ideas, although he kept the spirit of the llengües fabric.
Part of this craft production can be seen in the Martí Vicenç Museum, located at Ca’n Sionet, a building of the 17th century that formerly was part of a monastery. Its location is also special because it is situated in the beginning of the Calvari – Calvary –, a steep slope with 365 steps.
In this museum house can be visited all the rooms. The first of them is the loom room, where the most common instruments for the manufacturing of textiles are exhibited. In the middle of this room, there is an old loom with a warp still assembled and a launcher prepared to be used. Another of the interesting pieces is the hemp cutter that was used to extract cane fibre; or the sharpeners, with which the sheep line was spun. Among all the llengües fabrics of the artist stands out the one that received an award in 1980, at the International Fair of Vanguard Craftsmanship of Barcelona.
If you are interested in sport in all its forms then you should visit, the Museo del Deporte de Mallorca, the sports museum. More than 600 athletes have donated their medals, trophies, t-shirts, shoes, rackets, bicycles and even their motorbikes!
Mallorcan Athletes have won 611 national titles, 69 European Titles and 63 World Titles, an incredible statistic for a small Island!The trophies and stories from these sporting wins can be admired in two rooms in display cabinets, on publicity posters and in multimedia presentations.
Sports lovers will be fully satisfied and delighted with exhibits such as the bike wheels of six times world champion Guillem Timoner or with the bicycle of Simó Febrer Serra, also like Guillem from the town of Felanitx, who won the 1914 national championship! We also find motorbikes, for example the bikes ridden by the first Mallorquines to race in the Paris-Dakar Rally, crossing over 2000km much of it desert!
For soccer fans the boots of ex Mallorcan and Spanish international player Miguel Angel Nadal in which he played against France in the World Cup of 1998 are on display. Tennis fans will find interesting the Racket of Tennis Star Rafa Nadal. The diving suit of Pere Carbonell Amengual, in which he won the World Underwater Fishing Competition in Tahiti in the year 2000 and there is more the best being what you see for yourself!
The Museum is located in the Centre Cultural Cultural de la Misericodia at the end of Las Ramblas at No.4 next door to the hospital.