Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Sinj Village Fair 2022 Held During Alka Festivities in August!

July 26, 2022 - For the 12th time, the Sinj Tourist Board will hold the Sinj Village Fair 2022, which includes an exhibition, tasting, and sale of traditional Croatian products: food, drinks, and souvenirs.

The Sinj Village Fair 2022 is held during the Alka festivities on August 5 and 6, 2022, when Sinj becomes the center of cultural, religious, and tourist events in Split-Dalmatia County and beyond.

By organizing the event, the Sinj Tourist Board gives interested citizens and visitors a chance to taste and buy local traditional products that are difficult for consumers to access because they are not available for sale. At the same time, it helps small and medium-sized farms from the rural area of Sinj and its surroundings, as well as other parts of Croatia, in promoting and selling their products.

An even larger number of exhibitors is expected this year. Therefore, the organizers needed to provide a larger space and even more tables for exhibitors, as they are expected from all over Croatia, of which at least 40% will be local producers.

"We emphasize the importance of this Fair to promote the rich tourist and cultural heritage, as well as the generous offer of agricultural producers and souvenir producers, all to develop the tourism, culture, and economic development of our city.

Also, in this way, all visitors will have the opportunity to stock their holiday tables with quality products from the Croatian countryside during these festive days in our city (Alkar celebrations and the Feast of the Assumption) and make their personal contribution to the Sinj economy and improving tourism," concluded the Sinj Tourist Board. 

Applications to exhibit at the Fair can be submitted via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., contact phone number 021/826-352, or by coming in person to the Sinj Tourist Board office at Put Petrovca 12, 21230 Sinj.

The application must contain the name and surname of the exhibitor, the name of the association, trade, OPG, etc., the registration number of the delivery vehicle, the contact number, and the number of days for which the exhibitor is applying. Participation in the Fair is free, and the Sinj Tourist Board provides stands for each registered exhibitor.

Due to the limited number of exhibitors, applications will be received until August 4 at 12 pm or until capacity is filled.

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Friday, 22 July 2022

Sinj Tourist Board Info Center Opens ahead of Alka and Assumption Festivities

July 22, 2022 - The Sinj Tourist Board Info Center is now open every day ahead of the Sinjska Alka and Assumption festivities! 

An increasing number of foreign and domestic tourists arrive in Sinj every day. As every year, their number will culminate during the Alka and Assumption celebrations, when hundreds of thousands of guests are expected. Therefore, it is imperative to provide them with a feeling of welcome and timely information.


To better inform tourists, the Sinj Tourist Board opened a Tourist Information Center (TIC) on July 20, on Šetalište Street, bl. Alojzija Stepinca 2. They are working from an extremely visible and attractive space (the former office of Alka Marketing) located near the Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, next to a park with busts of Sinj's most famous people and the Tripalo Palace. Informants from the Sinj Tourist Board will distribute promotional materials and inform tourists about the offers in the city and the surrounding towns.


The jobs performed by the info center staff, in addition to providing information in direct contact with visitors, also include collecting and updating feedback from tourists who have stayed in the city, all to improve the current tourist offer and infrastructure in the town and its surrounding areas. 

The tourist information center will be open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and in the high season (August), every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 

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Saturday, 9 July 2022

Nebesa metalFest Returns to Sinj Hippodrome Tonight!

July 9, 2022 - Always inextricably linked with different types and genres of musical expressions, Sinj has proudly boasted a truly unique alternative music festival since last year - Nebesa metalFest.

Young Sinj artists Bruno Delonga and Bruno Marković are responsible for the idea and organizational support. Conceived as a festival of an alternative approach to rock, country, punk, metal, and other musical genres, this event at the great location of the Sinj Hippodrome enriches the tourist offer, brings together local and visiting musicians and provides them with a valuable opportunity to perform in public.

The following will perform at the second Nebesa metalFest:

- Sinj folk/black metal band Kosir
- Sinj folk/black metal band Radagast is inspired by Slavic mythology. Josip Cvitković – vocals and bass guitar, Marko Vladović – guitar, Duje Maleš – drums; Bruno Delonga – keyboards.
- Old Night, a doom metal quintet from Rijeka, was founded in 2015. The lineup consists of Matej Hanžek on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ivan Hanžek and Bojan Frlan on lead guitar and backing vocals, Luka Petrović on bass guitar and backing vocals, and drummer Nikola Jovanović.
- Porko Dio from Sibenik was formed in 2013 - it nurtures death metal, hardcore, and all related intermediate genres. Robert Strunje on vocals, Bruno Dugopoljac on guitar, Filip Dugopoljac on bass guitar and Vice Bujas on drums.
- stoner/doom Achachak consists of Ante Kodžoman better known as Kodžo Nebeska Grizina on vocals, Patrik Zelenika and Luka Gobin on guitars, Lovre Gobin on bass guitar and Mile Mijač AKA Nikola Marinović on drums.
- Zagreb's A Gram Trip stoner/doom band has the honor of opening Nebesa metalFest! 

See you at the Hippodrome on July 9 from 8:30 pm!

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Friday, 8 July 2022

2022 Alka Days and Velika Gospa Festivities Presented!

July 8, 2022 - The Sinj Tourist Board announced the 2022 Alka Days and Velika Gospa festivities this summer!

July has arrived and the lively Sinj summer is in the air. The umbrella event of Alka Days and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Velika Gospa) this year again comes with many events with which the ever-hospitable people of Sinj will delight their guests. In addition to the unmissable 307th Alka festivities and Velika Gospa, locals and tourists will enjoy concerts, exhibitions, sports and humanitarian activities, theater performances, book presentations, and various other events. The entire city becomes an open stage with something for everyone's taste.



Let's highlight just a few!

The favorite City Music, without which no celebration is complete, is celebrating 160 years of existence this year. In addition to the concert, an accompanying exhibition will also be opened. Various notes will fly into the Sinj night - several classical concerts by young musicians from Sinj, virtuoso jazz performances at the Kamičak fortress, which is also the backdrop of the Kamičak Ethno Festival, the traditional rock festival SARS, the metal music festival Nebesa metalFest, and the indispensable and always popular klapa singing.


Ivan Alebic

Don't miss the great Sinj village fair and stock up on original traditional products, and at the folklore evening, remember the old times and good customs, and definitely immerse yourself in the historical 1715 Battle of Sinj spectacle, this year with even more striking sound and light effects.

You can see the program below: 
















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Monday, 13 June 2022

First Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress to be Held in Sinj

June 13, 2022 - The first Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress will be held from June 17 to 19. 

The Blessed Virgin Mary has always been a great support and heavenly advocate for the Croatian people. Croats have always worshiped and prayed for her help in difficult times and troubles, and with great confidence honored her out of gratitude as a queen and the most faithful lawyer.

In Sinj, one of the largest Croatian Marian shrines, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, is celebrated with special solemnity every year. An endless number of pilgrims, of all generations and from all parts of the country and beyond, come to Sinj with only one goal - to kneel and fold their arms before the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, to bow to silent prayer, to pray and give thanks to the heavenly Mother, to light a candle before Our Lady and open your heart to Her grace. The miraculous Our Lady of Sinj is the heavenly patroness of the city of Sinj, so City Day is celebrated on August 15.


Therefore, Sinj is an ideal place to hold a congress called the Marian Shrines Days of Spiritual Heritage. The Congress will be held from 17 to 19 June 2022, organized by the Sinj Tourist Board and with the wholehearted support and cooperation of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sinj and the Christian Business Club from Zagreb. Also, this congress can be held thanks to loyal sponsors: Split-Dalmatia County, City of Sinj, Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Alkar Knights Society, Vrlika Tourist Board, City of Vrlika, Hrvace Municipality, Dicmo Municipality, Otok Municipality, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split, Hotel Alkar, Cetina.


Ivana Tepes


Zeljko Zrncic

The goal of this meeting is to popularize and thus preserve the existing sacral heritage of Croatian Marian shrines in the long run. Marian shrines are beacons of hope for all believers, so the idea is to contribute to their preservation by developing sacral tourism, and thus local communities while attaching importance to spirituality and religion in order to preserve the primary function of the shrines themselves.


Zeljko Zrncic

The Marian Shrines Spiritual Heritage Congress will include shrines from Marija Bistrica, Trsat, Nin, Voćin, Solin, and Sinj (and/or others) from Croatia, as well as Marian shrines of the Croatian people in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Thus, the shrine on the Shield in Prozor (Rama), which is connected with Sinj with the Miraculous Image of the Mother of Mercy, and the southernmost Marian shrine of the Croatian people, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy in the Bay of Kotor, will attend this gathering.


Ivan Alebic

Below is a detailed program of the congress that will take place over three days, and all those interested in participating in the first congress, please apply via the following link: https://stazagospisinjskoj.hr/

Friday, June 17, 2022:
8:30 - 9:00 Sv. Mass - Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
9:00 Registration of participants - Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
9:30 Opening, opening remarks and prayer
10:00 Br. Ante Čovo - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sinj, Sinj
10:15 Rev. Domagoj Matošević - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica
10:30 Br. Krunoslav Kocijan - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, Trsat
10:45 Refreshments
11:15 Rev. Ivan Ereiz ​​- manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Voćin, Voćin
11:30 Rev. Ivo Ćorić - Manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Boka Kotorska (Montenegro)
11:45 Don Jerko Vuleta - manager of the Shrine of Our Lady of Zečevo, Nin
12:00 Don Ante Čotić - manager of the shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Solin
12:15 Round Table - Spiritual Heritage of Marian Shrines (panelists: Rev. Domagoj Matošević, Br. Ante Čovo, Rev. Ivo Ćorić, Br. Krunoslav Kocijan, Joško Stella, Marija Dejanović)
15:00 Break
16:30 Gathering and trip
17:00 - 18:30 Walking the Path to Our Lady of Sinj: section Sinjsko polje - Sinj
18:30 - 20:30 Tour of Sinj: Grad Fortress, Franciscan Museum, and storytelling destinations in the interpretation of a guide through the character of Fr. Pavle Vučković
21:30 - 22:30 Concert of GZ Brodosplit (Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj)
End of day 1

Saturday, June 18, 2022:
6:00 - 8:30 Walk along the Path to Our Lady of Sinj: section Dicmo - Sinj (alternative program)
8:30 - 9:00 Sv. Mass - the sanctuary of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
9:00 Registration of participants on the second day - Alkarski dvori
9:30 Opening, opening remarks and second-day prayer
9:45 Miroslav Katic - Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split - Pilgrimages and shrines in Dalmatia from the Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages
10:00 Lino Ursić - Office for Tourism and Maritime Affairs of the Split-Dalmatia County - Sacral heritage of the island of Brač
10:15 Krešimir Čeko - Marian vow for the Homeland
10:30 Fra Domagoj Runje - Pilgrims on the Path of Our Lady of Sinj
10:45 Refreshments
11:15 Marija Pražen - Putevi sv. Jakova - Camino Croatia
11:30 Rujana Bušić Srpak - Interwoven with faith - Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board
11:45 Ante Jurčević - Archaeological Museum in Split - Protection, and presentation of the tomb of St. Domnius at the Monasteries in Salona
12:00 Rev. Antun Sente - manager of the National Shrine of St. Josipa, Karlovac
12:15 Round Table - Guidelines for the Development of Religious Tourism in Croatia (panelists: Rev. Tomislav Korov, Matea Dorčić, Rev. Anđelko Katanec, Jelena Stupalo, Stipe Božić, Krešimir Čeko)
14:30 Break
16:00 Gathering and trip
17:00 - 19:00 Excursion Vrlika - the source of the Cetina, the church of Sv. Spas, pločasti bridge, history lesson Mr. Miroslav Katic, director of the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments
21:30 - 22:30 Play Battle of Sinj, Act 2 - Sinj, Alkarski dvori
End of day 2

Sunday, June 19, 2022:
9:00 - 10:00 Sv. Mass - Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj
10:00 End of the First Congress of the Spiritual Heritage of Marian Shrines - Sinj 2022.

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Saturday, 14 May 2022

12 International Journalists Explore Gastro-Tourism Offer of Sinj

Ma 14, 2022 - Journalists from France, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Sweden explored the gastro-tourism offer of Sinj.

As part of the permanent tourist promotion between the Croatian Tourist Board and Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, and in cooperation with the Sinj Tourist Board, twelve prominent international journalists visited Sinj on May 12. 

Henri Yadan, Elisabeth Camus, and Bertrand Rocher accompanied by Lena Bigonwille came from France, with representatives of the CNTB office in France, then Natalia Kondratiuk - Swierbuska, Grzegorz Rybka, Marek Dlugopolski, Anders Olof Mathlein, Sandra Ilse Pixie, Anna Catarina Offe from Poland, Ana Maria von Gegerfeldt from Sweden, and Zuzana Kostkova from the Czech Republic. The group first visited Split, Solin, Trogir, Kaštela, and Klis, followed by a tour of Sinj, Trilj, and Gata.

The study trip is dedicated to the gastro-oenological offer of Split-Dalmatia County, but also to cultural and natural sights.

The renowned international journalists were accompanied by tour guide Dino Ivančić in Sinj. The tour began in front of the Alkar Palace, where they were welcomed by the director of the Sinj Tourist Board, Monika Vrgoč.


Here, they became acquainted with the rich past of the city of Sinj, especially the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj and the Alka Knights. They then visited the Sinjska Alka Museum accompanied by curator Tomislav Barhanović. The journalists were delighted with the modern line-up and the knowledge of Sinj's turbulent past.


As the whole program is largely dedicated to gastronomy and oenology, they had the opportunity to get acquainted with the local offer of wines produced by OPG Mažurin and excellent gastronomy (restaurant Ispod ure and Association Stari zanati), such as Sinj uštipak, young cheese, Dalmatian prosciutto, Alkar salami, Dalmatian pancetta, and more. After the gastronomy presentation, the tour continued to OPG Moro (Gala - Municipality of Otok), where valuable members of OPG Moro, in addition to various vegetable crops, grow and prepare products from industrial hemp. The journalists were delighted and surprised by the offer of the city of Sinj, showing great interest in continuing cooperation through selective programs for cultural tourism and traditional eno-gastronomic offer.


The Sinj Tourist Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their successful cooperation!

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Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Sinj Carnival Customs Presented at Together for Croatia Vukovar 2022

May 10, 2022 - Last weekend, Sinj carnival customs were presented in Vukovar at the All Together for Croatia - Vukovar 2022 festival.

Last Friday and Saturday (May 6 and 7) at the unique Festival of Intangible Heritage, Tourist Events, Attractions and Destinations All Together for Croatia - Vukovar 2022, the intangible carnival customs of Podkamešnica villages were presented through performances by members of the association "Didi s Kamešnice" - Gljev.

The festival All Together for Croatia - Vukovar 2022 is held to mark the City Day of Vukovar (May 3) and lasted until May 8. In cooperation with the City of Vukovar and the Vukovar Tourist Board, the organizers prepared this commendable event.


The festival was officially opened by Filip Sušac, Deputy Mayor of Vukovar, and the opening was attended by Marina Sekulić, Director of the Vukovar Tourist Board, His Excellency Ilan Mor, Ambassador of Israel, partner countries of the festival, prof. dr. sc. Dragan Primorac, MD, ambassador of this year's festival, then ambassadors of last year's festivals: Zlatko Dalić, Croatia national football team coach and Dražen Klarić, editor-in-chief of Večernji list, Msgr. Đuro Hranić, Archbishop of Đakovo and Osijek, Fr. Ivica Jagodić, guardian and administrator of the shrine of St. Filip i Jakov, Monika Vrgoč, Sinj Tourist Board director, Renato Labazan, director of the Tourist Board of Korpivnica.


During the three days of the Festival, over 600 participants from all parts of Croatia participated in various programs at several locations: Dubrovnik, Sinj, Zadar, Omis, Varaždin, Koprivnica, Bjelovar, Rijeka, Sali, Korcula, Zagreb County, Slavonia and abroad, more precisely Bulgaria. Vukovar's streets and squares became a meeting place for different cultures, gastronomy and entertainment, presenting the best of Croatia's protected intangible heritage.



The city of Sinj, as always, gladly responded to the invitation. Thus, after their participation in 2018 and 2019 when Alkars and Alkar boys and City Music performed, this year is remembered through the performance of Ana Rucner and video screenings of the award-winning promotional film Alkar Pride.


This year Sinj continued presenting their rich intangible heritage with members of the association 'Didi s Kamešnice', in the lead role. In addition, they presented the carnival customs of Podkamešnica villages that are on the list of intangible cultural assets of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia. With this performance, 'Didi s Kamešnice' also additionally marked their 20th anniversary of active work as an Association in Vukovar - the city of heroes, the city of symbols of unity and strength.


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Friday, 29 April 2022

Eco Action: Cleaning Our Lady of Sinj Trail from Dugopolje - Dicmo - Sinj

April 29, 2022 - The Our Lady of Sinj trail will be cleaned on Saturday, April 30, along the Dugopolje - Dicmo - Sinj section. 

Celebrating World Earth Day, April 22, the Sinj Tourist Board, with the support of the City of Sinj, Dicmo Municipality, Dugopolje Tourist Board, Cetina Krajina, Croatian Forests - Sinj Branch, ŽC, HGSS - Sinj Branch, and in cooperation with NOPD Koćari, organizes an eco-action to clean and arrange part of the Our Lady of Sinj trail on the section Dugopolje - Dicmo - Sinj.


Namely, after last year's action cleaning a part of the Trail (Sinj), unfortunately, illegal waste disposal continued along a large part of the Trail. Therefore, after successfully cleaning and arranging the existing trails on Sutina, the Sinj Tourist Board decided on an additional action to clean and arrange the Trail, which will take place on April 30 (Saturday).


"We invite volunteers to join us because without your help and participation such actions would not be possible. Together, we awaken awareness of the impact of man on the environment and awareness of the importance of preserving it as our common good. All interested citizens, nature lovers, can join this action of cleaning and landscaping," said the Sinj Tourist Board. 


In order to carry out this action well, please send your application to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating the name of the action: Trail to Our Lady of Sinj - cleaning and landscaping action, as well as the name and surname of the participant.


Participants will gather and divide tasks at 9 am, at the location Kukuzovac (industrial zone). 

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Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Easter Monday Breakfast Held in Sinj (PHOTOS)

April 19, 2022- On April 18, Easter Monday, the Sinj Tourist Board, with the support of the City of Sinj and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, held an outdoor Easter Monday breakfast. 

"The event was organized to present traditional Easter dishes and customs. During the pre-season, our goal is to provide all guests with an insight into our rich tradition of preparing Easter meals and special customs, and thus bring them closer to the destination they are visiting," said the Sinj Tourist Board.

After the welcoming speeches of Miro Bulj, Mayor of Sinj, and Monika Vrgoč, Director of the Sinj Tourist Board, the holiday table was blessed by Fr. Perica Maslać, pastor of the Shrine of Our Miraculous Lady of Sinj.

All visitors could enjoy a richly prepared holiday table consisting of traditional dishes prepared for Easter breakfast, such as boiled eggs, ham, Dalmatian prosciutto, baked bread, sirnica, donuts, and other special desserts. The Sinj majorettes performed in the entertainment part of the program with new choreography, followed by performances by the City Mixed Choir and Sinj musicians Mirna Alfirević and Mislav Norac. Members of the Association for the Preservation of Cetina Region Heritage, KUD Cetina, and the associations Sinjski ferali and Stari zanati decorated the holiday table. The youngest visitors were able to enjoy the Easter magic this year as well, which was prepared this year by members of the Sinjski Ferali Association.

"We thank Ms. Branka Marinović and Mrs. Bader who helped us with the decorations, then the faithful sponsor of the largest poultry farm Mostina d.o.o. from Obrovac Sinj, and special thanks to the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, the Sinj Mixed Choir, employees of KUS, KUD Cetina, the Association for the Preservation of Heritage of the Cetina region and Sinj majorettes," added the Sinj Tourist Board. 

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Thursday, 14 April 2022

Outdoor Breakfast Announced for Easter Monday in Sinj!

April 14, 2022 - On April 18, 2022 (Easter Monday), after a two-year break caused by the pandemic, the Sinj Tourist Board, with the support of the City of Sinj and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board is organizing an open-air Easter breakfast for the fourth time.

This increasingly traditional event will start at 11:00 on the Alojzije Stepinac Promenade. The goal is to present to all visitors, as well as the first guests staying in Sinj and its surroundings, the traditional Easter dishes of the region with special customs.


Therefore, Sinj has prepared a sumptuous holiday table for all visitors, consisting of traditional dishes prepared for Easter breakfast, such as boiled eggs, ham, Dalmatian prosciutto, sirnica, fritters, and other special desserts. They have also prepared an entertainment program for the youngest participants.


Not only will the Sinj Majorettes perform, but visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the songs of the Sinj Children's and Mixed Choir, Mislav Norac and Mirna Alfirević. The associations Sinjski ferali, the Association for the Preservation of the Cetina Region Heritage, KUD Cetina, and Mrs. Vesna Bader and Branka Marinović will arrange the space and help present the Easter dishes.


"We especially thank the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, the Cultural and Artistic Headquarters of Sinj, then our largest poultry farm "MOSTINA", for their support in the realization of this event," said the Sinj Tourist Board. 

Photos by Željko Zrnčić

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