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Sinj

Sinj

The town of Sinj is the center of the Cetina region that is a Dalmatian hinterland along the river of Cetina.

The town of Sinj is the center of the Cetina region that is a Dalmatian hinterland belonging to the river of Cetina. It is about 30 kilometers from the Adriatic Sea, rising to an elevation of 320 meters. It is a home of Alks, alcars, traditional uniforms, and horses with over 300 years of tradition.

The legend says that the Lady of Sinj (Sinjska Gospa) saved the town from the Ottoman invasion. In honor of the legend, Sinjska Alka is held the first Sunday in August. It is one of the most attractive traditional events worth seeing and experiencing and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Things to do in Sinj:

  • Enjoy the variety of delicacies such as prosciutto, cheese, an indigenous dish of Arambash, and Sinj donuts. Arambash is a traditional meal prepared for the celebrations of Sinjska Alka, Christmas, and New Year. With the knight’s game of Alka, the method of cooking is on the list of protected intangible cultural assets of the Croatian Ministry of Culture.
  • Visit the Museum Sinjska Alka.
  • Watch the Alkar competition – only once a year, first Sunday in August.
  • Explore the old town.
  • Step into the Church of Miraculous Madonna of Sinj
  • Walk into Kamičak Fort located in the town center and explore a tower that served as an observatory. At the top of the tower find out about the words written on the bronze bell.
  • Experience the pilgrimage towards the Lady of Sinj.
  • Learn about ancient crafts of the Cetinska Krajina region.

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