Sinj, the heart of the Cetinska Krajina region, the proudest city in Split surroundings, surrounded by mountain peaks and the Cetina river. Situated only 35 km from Split, this city of rich cultural tradition and beautiful scenery will make you fall in love with it at first sight. Most famous for its Sinjska alka (The Alka Tournament) – a knights’ tournament commemorating the victory over Ottomans in 1715, the city of Sinj is also one of the biggest Shrines to the Virgin Mary, where thousands of pilgrims arrive on 15th August to celebrate the Miraculous Lady of Sinj. The Museumof the Cetinska Krajina Region with its numerous collections holds the cultural heritage of this area and the archeological collection of the Franciscan monastery represents one of the oldest and most valuable such displays in Croatia. There can not be a celebration that doesn’t include the famous Arambasi of Sinj, prosciutto, and uštipci (doughnuts). The perfect way of discovering the untouched nature of the Cetinska Krajina Region is walking some of the thematic trails located far away from the bustling cities and hiding along them fresh water springs, old churches, endless fields, and steep cycling trails. With its gastronomy and idyllic scenery, the area is a true paradise for hikers, cyclists, riders, mountaineers, ….actually for all visitors prepared to embrace a nature oasis in the vicinity of a city.
Tourist Board of Sinj