Sinj, Croatia


This small inland town of Dalmatinska Zagora is situated in the heart of Cetina's valley, bordered with slopes of Dinarid's Alps: Svilaja, Dinara i Kamesnica.


Sinj is known for its pilgrimage to the miraculous Virgin and for its chivalrous Sinjska Alka contest that is held as a remembrance to the victory of Sinj's chivalry against The Ottomans in 1715 when the miraculous Virgin “saved” the inhabitants from the more powerful Turks.

Every year, on the first Sunday of August, the knights in their old costumes from the 18th century seek to spear a metal ring (alka) suspended on a wire at full gallop. On the streets people sing, dance and revel.

In the center of Sinj, there are a couple of pedestrian streets, very pleasant during the good weather.


The main street is very lively. Going down toward its end, you will find there a Franciscan church that is keeping portrait of the Sinj's virgin, considered miraculous that many pilgrims come to celebrate for the Assumption, on the 15th of August.


In addition to the church, the Venetian fortress Kamicak from the 18th century, in the city’s center offers a beautiful view of the town and the surrounding villages.


This place with its carstic mountains, surrounded by many villages and fields where Cetina flows is perfect for people searching the tranquility and activities in nature like: hiking, horseback riding, rafting, cycling, canoe-kayak, etc.



Tourist Board Sinj
12 Put Petrovca
21230 Sinj

00 385 (0) 21/ 826 352

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