05 Cultural-historical heritage on the shore and in the sea
Klasifikacija prema RKD
Cultural-historical unity Cultural landscape
Immovable cultural property
The Port of Porat is a seaport open to public traffic of local importance located 0.3 M from the port of Vantačić in the area of Malinska at the geographical position φ = 45 ° 07.3'N, λ = 014 ° 29.7'E. The port consists of a wharf and a quay for mooring boats. The 20 m long wharf is intended for embarking and disembarking passengers in occasional coastal transport. The port is protected by a breakwater located in the northern part and the entrance is oriented to the east. In the extreme western part of the port there is a small port with communal berths intended for smaller boats. The rest of the port consists of nautical berths intended mostly for the summer months. The Port of Porat has a total of 42 municipal berths for boats up to 12 m in length and 120 nautical berths for boats and yachts. In the port area there is a ramp for raising and lowering boats into the sea. Depths within the port range from a few meters at the entrance to the port in front of the breakwater to 1 meter in the extreme western part of the port. In the past, the port of Porat was used as a customs port from which Krk forest timber was transported to Venice. The port of Porat is connected to the road infrastructure, city water supply and electricity network, and has a parking lot.
Porat, a fishing village, began its development in the 15th century. In the area of Porat, there was a small chapel which was handed over to the Third Order Glagolitic Franciscans and grew into the Monastery of St Mary Magdalene. The construction of the monastery was begun next to the chapel, where services were held in the Old Croatian language. The monastery is largely responsible for the preservation of the Glagolitic tradition on the island, as evidenced by the rich heritage that is kept there. During Venetian rule, goods were exported from the port of Porat to Venice, Trieste and Rijeka. Various raw materials and products were transported on ships, and the main export was firewood. Porat even had a sanitary inspection office for monitoring the export of agricultural products, especially olive oil. Due to the development of Malinska and its better transport connections, Porat lost its role as a harbour, but continues to nurture a long maritime tradition and heritage, as can be seen in the many generations of local fishing families.