MUSEUM ALKA OF SINJ

MUSEUM ALKA OF SINJ






  • The museum is partly financed by the government and is opened a day before the 300th edition of the Sinjska Alka lancing tournament.

    The Sinjska Alka tournament commemorates a victory by 700 Croatian defenders of Sinj, about 30 kilometres inland from the southern coastal city of Split, against 60,000 Ottoman soldiers under Mehmed Pasha Celic on August 14, 1715. The competition features period-clad horsemen riding at full gallop and aiming their lances at an iron ring, called the alka, which is suspended from a rope above the race track. The Sinjska Alka tournament was inscribed on UNESCO's world intangible cultural heritage list in 2010.



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