Malinska is situated at the northwest coast bay of island Krk, in spacious basin, within 15 km from the bridge that connects Krk to the mainland.
One famous for it's piers and ships as a safe harbour, today is a tourist location that keeps it's fishermen and naval heritage.
Malinska is equaly attractive through out the year, in all four season. From the swimming pools, sand beaches or silent estuaries, it offers choices for everyone's taste, wheather it's a sun bathing under the beautiful sky or resting in shades of pine trees, the choice is yours.
Traditional folklore, numerous cultural and sports manifests, expositions, water sports, fishing, horse riding, night life, teraces, taverns, restaurants...all of this and much more is offered at the very place of Malinska, giving our visitors memorable experiences from Croatia, from island Krk, from Malinska...
Although the first signs of human presence on Krk are found in ancient history, Krk is most famous for it's glagoljica script and for the first croatian written document - Baska tablet, locally called Bascanska Ploca.
Baška tablet is one of the first monuments of Croatian language, dating from the year 1100.
The inscribed stone slab records King Zvonimir's donation of a piece of land to a Benedictine abbey in the time of abbot Drzhiha. The inscription is written in the Glagolitic alphabet in old Croatian, which is essentially the admixture of Chakavian dialect and Church Slavonic.
The tablet is considered to be the birth certificate of the Croats, as the name Croatia and adjective Croatian are mentioned here for the first time in the Croatian language. Despite the fact of not being the oldest Croatian Glagolitic monument (the Plomin tablet, Valun tablet, Krk inscription, are older and certainly all appeared in the 11th century) and in spite of the fact that it was not written in the pure Croatian vernacular - it is nevertheless called "the jewel of the Croatian language" and the "baptismal certificate" of Croatian literary culture.
History of Malinska on the other hand, begun in 15th century, with a local mill being built, from which the town got it's name. During the 15th century, by the command of Krk noble Frankopan, the area which now surround Malinska, Dubasnica, bega inhabiting. The land was not inhabited at all before, as it was all covered in thick forest.
During the 18th century, along with Port of Porat, Malinska becomes one of the biggest export ports on the island. Wood and oil were exported the most, followed by agricultural and cattle products. First houses were built at the end of 18th century, and by the 19th century Malinska grows as a town.
In late 19th century a tourist steamship sails into the port of Malinska and that becomes the beggining of tourism era in Malinska.
The peak of tourism offers in Malinska is most certainly placed in 70's and 80's, when a tourist resort Haludovo marked it's brightest days. Haludovo was the most exclusive tourist resort in whole Jadran, often visited by numerous guests from business and entertainment world.
- Cultural heritage
There are numerous sacral monuments that witness the deep history of the island and Malinska itself. Some of the ancient heritage is still alive in a certain way. The sounds of sopile, local brass instrument dated from way back.
Local people from Malinska and twelwe othe surrounding villages are always eager to show all those ancient heritages, instruments, wardrobes, customs, foods and numerous other things to any guest. Island Krk has a lot of history to tell and if you are interested you certainly have a lot to hear and see.Special meaning to Malinska is Saint Mary's Frankopan church located on Porat, a small picturesque town only a few kilometers from Malinska.
Frankopan dynasty bestowed the church to the friar family that professed croatian ancient script called "glagoljica". Friars later builded the monastery. Now, there is a museum inside the monastery with all the important exhibits, testaments of domestic cultures of the time. It was used as a oil mill in 19th century also.
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