Sinj is a town in the continental part of Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia. Sinj lies between four mountains: Svilaja, Dinara, Kamesnica and Visoka. Those mountains give Sinj it’s specific sub Mediterranean climate.


The major attraction, for which the town is known at home and abroad, is certainly the traditional Tilters Tournament of Sinj (Alka). It takes place every year on the first Sunday in August to commemorate the victory over the Turkish army in 1715. The tilters, dressed in the traditional costumes, ride on horseback in full gallop, trying to thrust a ring (alka), hanging from a wire, with a lance.The tilter who scores the highest number of points (punat) is declared victor. Many tourist from Croatia and abroad visit the Tilters Tournament every year.

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