Sinj

A chivalrous town in the heart of the Dalmatian hinterland with the Cetina River at its essence. Enjoy the irresistible gastronomy and legends that are woven into the foundation of this small town

DISCOVER

Discover everything Sinj has to offer

Alka
The Sinjska Alka is a Croatian knights’ tournament and one of the most important events in Sinj and in Croatia. It takes place every year on a Sunday in the first third of August, on the anniversary of the victory over the Turkish invaders on August 14, 1715. The rider, under heavy armour, on a horse, in full gallop, has to pass along a 160-metre racetrack with the aim to hit the centre of a small iron circle that is called alka. The height of alka is 3.32 metres, measured from its centre to the ground
Old town center and surroundings
The Town of Sinj is surrounded by beautiful mountains of Kamešnica, Svilaja and Dinara. It is situated at the edge of the fertile plain of Sinjsko Polje, which is invigorated by the crystal clear and cold Cetina River. In history, Sinj was on the border between two circles of civilization – Venetian and Ottoman, and it is precisely this legacy that makes up its cultural and gastronomic treasure
Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
Sinj is the center of cultural life during the Feast of Assumption. Pilgrims from all over Croatia come the Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj. It is a famous Croatian Marian shrine built from 1699 to 1712, which has retained its original appearance to this day

Escape to your own

paradise

EXPERIENCE

The rich history guarantees a perfect gastronomic offer that will intrigue even the most demanding gourmets and wine lovers

Taste
Enjoy ancient recipes and taste traditional dishes such as “arambašići” and “uštipci” or just indulge in homemade prosciutto and cheese
Taste
Experience an explosion of flavors with sips of Sinj’s hrvaština wine produced according to a centuries-old recipe of mixing autochthonous red and white grape varieties
Experience
For an adrenaline rush experience in Sinj, go rafting in the Cetina River canyon or go on a paragliding or skydiving tour at the old town airport
Experience
Riding horses at one of the largest hippodromes in Croatia is a fun activity for the whole family. Or you can set out to conquer the peaks of Svilaja, Dinara or Kamešnica

During August, Sinj is the center of cultural and political life in Croatia

The Sinjska Alka followed by the Feast of the Assumption with tens of thousands of pilgrims turn Sinj into the cultural center of Croatia every August. A series of events, gastronomy and entertainment guarantee an unforgettable experience

A must – see in

Sinj

Proximity to the sea and outdoor activities in the heart of nature are not the only advantages of Sinj. It is a destination of rich heritage awaiting to be discovered by you

01 The Cetina river
02 Fortress Grad
03 Kamičak fortress
04 Musuem of Cetina region
05 Musem of Sinjska Alka
06 Kosinac spring
07 Our Lady of Sinj route
08 Alka Knights Court
09 Villa Tripalo

You are located in the south of Croatia, a short distance from Split in the realm of fields, water and stones. Sinj and region of Cetina will delight you with their rich culture and centuries – old tradition

Tradition of holding Sinjska alka in years

308

308 years ago, 700 Croatian soldiers from Sinj managed to fight off an onslaught of the Turkish serasker Mehmed Pasha Čelić’s army, counting 60,000 soldiers. On November 15th, 2010, the Alka of Sinj was inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible World Heritage of Humanity in Europe

INFORMATIONS

Make your stay

complete

Here are some suggestions on everything you need for a comfortable visit. Find activities to do and spend your time exactly as you prefer. If you need a place to stay, we prepared a handy list of hotels.

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RECOMMENDATIONS

Trips from

Sinj

Due to its micro-location, Sinj is an ideal starting point for one-day trips to surrounding destinations. Discover the authentic Dalmatia

Split
A world-renowned hit destination and the capital of the Mediterranean where antiquity and hedonism meet
Trogir
A wonderous city under the UNESCO’s protection
Omiš
A pirate town located at the mouth of the River Cetina, with narrow streets that will impress you
Makarska rivijera
Heavenly beaches and crystal-clear sea in hit destinations of Baška Voda, Brela and Makarska
Brač
An island with thousand wonders, best known for its beach Zlatni rat
Hvar
An island of exceptionally rich history where the origins of Dalmatian and ancient culture were found
Šolta
Authentic and untouched island, ideal for adventurers and those resisting commercial content
Vis
The island with the world’s most famous beach – Stiniva, but also the guardian of the Blue Cave on the islet Biševo
Klis
Walk the Game of Thrones paths and explore the ancient fortress Klis
Imotski
Take a walk along the Imotski field, taste the River Vrljika and feast your eyes on the Blue and Red Lake

EVENTS

Events in Sinj

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Jun
Cetina adventure race
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Jul
Festival S.A.R.S.
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Aug
Festival of Klape to our Lady of Sinj
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Aug
Vučkovića Children’s Alka Tournament
02
Sep
Alkar Parachute Cup
04
Aug
Sinjska Alka
Tourist board

Sinj

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