Throughout history, Vrsar has rightly been called the town of stone. Vrsar still keeps a part of that stone working tradition, not only with its abandoned quarries, but also purposeful setting up and exhibition of various sculpture and other creative stone objects, mostly owing to the Montraker International School of Sculpture.
A stroll along the Vrsar coast reveals numerous moorings, each of them unique – artistically crafted by the hands of a skilled sculptor. Similar artistic expressions in stone can be found at several viewpoints of Vrsar, public and green surfaces, and elsewhere in Vrsar. Those sculptures are not made of Vrsar stone (Pietra d’Orsera), but rather of Kanfanar stone is extremely hard and unsuitable for sculpting, and also because that type of stone is no longer mined in the area around Vrsar. Artistic expression can be found all over Vrsar where there are stone sculptures, mostly from the Montraker International School of Sculpture. In the old and abandoned Montraker quarry, after which the school was named, students and their professors/mentors as well as professional sculptors create and exhibit sculptures every year in August and September, creating a unique educational and tourism programme in Istria.