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  • Sinj Snapshot of Mediterranean Hinterlands Richness

  • The town of Sinj is the geographical, economic, cultural and historical centre of Cetinska krajina and the largest city of the Dalmatian hinterland. Within its administrative borders lie the mountainous areas of Dinara, Kamesnica and Svilaja and the fertile plains of

    Sinjsko polje, the largest karst field in Dalmatia (64 km2).

  • 4SINJ

    With the help of a narrow upstream corridor along the river Cet-ina, it joins onto Hrvatacko polje with which it shares a multitude of natural features: due to the periodic flooding it is exposed to

    and the special vegetation resulting from the flooding, Sinjsko

    (and Hrvatacko) polje has been declared an important area for

    birds and an important habitat for many plant and animal spe-cies as part of the Natura 2000 European ecological network.

  • 5Modern aspects of farming and extensive land rec-lamation have changed the physiognomy of Sinjsko polje, reducing reed and rush beds to islets along ar-tificial channels, substantially decreasing the num-ber of bird, reptile and amphibian species. However, the mountainous areas of Dinara and Kamesnica in the east and Svilaja in the northwest have been more successful in preserving their original appear-ances. With the help of the MedPaths project, which included Sinjsko polje in the greater Sinj area, partly including Hrvatacko polje and parts of Svilaja, these areas have been saved from tourist oblivion and promoted into very desirable and attractive hiking, biking and equestrian destinations in the Dalmatian hinterland.

    At the centre of the Cetina culinary tradition is the city of Sinj, known for its gastronomic traditions and its bonkulovici (gourmands). Numerous influenc-es are reflected in Sinjs cuisine. First of all there are Venetian-Mediterranean culinary traditions (such as luganige, unique sausages made into soup), fol-lowed by Austro-Hungarian and Central European influences (inevitable when preparing venison) and Ottoman (Middle Eastern) culinary influences ap-parent in the famous arambasici.

    Local specialties: arambasici, frogs and freshwater crabs, lamb tripe, luganige, kostradina with verzot and sauerkraut, meat prepared under the bell, fritule (doughnuts).

  • 6The gastronomic offer on trails of Sinj

  • 7PREPARATION:For preparing this dish you will need 1 kg of fresh and finely chopped beef (never minced!). In addition, you will need pesto made of 2 red onions, 4-5 garlic cloves, 150 grams of smoked pork bacon and parsley. You also need to add pepper, salt, nutmeg (some people also add cin-namon and clove) and grated peel of one lemon. Mix all the ingredients with meat and leave for one hour. After that, wrap the mixture in sauerkraut leafs. At the bottom of the pot put a beef bone (pro-sciutto) and cover it with finely chopped sauerkraut. Arambasici (meat wrapped in sauerkraut) are then placed into the pot with each layer being covered with finely chopped sauerkraut. Add one ta-blespoon of tomato paste (tomato pu-ree) mixed with water, some prosciutto or suuk (traditional Turkish sausages) and homemade sausages. The mixture of water and tomato paste has to cover the arambasi, which are cooked for two hours over a slow fire. If stored in a cool place, the arambasi can stay fresh for up to seven days.

    ORLOVA TRAIL (CYCLING TRAIL)

    Restaurant at Hotel Alkar (Vrlicka 50, Sinj)

    The restaurant offers readymade dishes such as stuffed peppers (when in sea-son), arambasici, pasticada.

    Restaurant Vila Rustika (Put Radosica, Sinj)

    In addition to a variety of pizzas, the res-taurant offers the traditional selection of smoked ham and cheese, tradition-al dishes from Sinj (such as arambasici, frogs and grilled meat, pulestar (cock) na leso or under the bell, homemade sausages and kostradina with sauer-kraut), as well as traditional Dalmatian cuisine (such as pasticada).

    SINJSKA TRAIL (MOUNTAIN TRAIL)

    Tavern Ispod ure (Ante Maurin, Istarska 4, Sinj)

    The restaurant known as the Ispod ure tavern is situated in the centre of town beneath the large town clock at Kami-cak, near the parish church of the Mirac-ulous Lady of Sinj, the market and Alkar-ski dvori. It is known for its traditional specialties from Sinj such as smoked ham, cheese, grilled dishes and dishes prepared under the bell, kostradina with verzet and sauerkraut, grilled and bread-ed frogs, freshwater crabs and trout. It is famous for its arambasici.

    OTHER INTERESTING GASTRONOMIC ADDRESSES IN SINJ

    Restaurant Dubrovnik (Domovinskog rata 65, Sinj)

    One of the most lasting restaurants in town, whose offer includes local gastro-nomic icons.

    Family farm Jukic (Otok)

    The Jukic family make their own goat, cow and mixed cheese at their dairy in Otok near Sinj.

    Family farm Poljak (Glavice Gornje)

    The Poljak family produces six types of cheese, Dalmatian prosciutto, bacon (pan-ceta), homemade sausage and salami.

    RECEPTI

    Sinj arambai Preparation of traditional dish called Sinj arambasi is traditional for Cetina region and is simply unavoidable part of festive menus. There are several sources of this traditional dish. The act of wrapping meat into a leaf and then cooking it in a sauce dates back to Roman times, but wrapping meat into sauerkraut is of later, medieval, origin. It is believed that such tradition was born during the Middle Ages in Carolingian monasteries at the French-German border and that such tradition came to Croatia with the Turks who adopted the tradition from the Byz-antium. Turkish origin is also seen in the name of the dish arambasici named after harambasa, which is a Turkish word for bandit leader.

    AEQUUM TRAIL (CYCLING TRAIL)

    Restaurant Venezia (Hrvace 4, Hrvace)

    In addition to a terrace and a large ban-quet hall, the restaurant has a tavern whose offer includes the specialties of Sinjs gastronomy. The dishes prepared under the bell, on the hearth and grill are particularly interesting.

    Restaurant Vreba (Hrvace)

    The restaurant owned by the alkar fam-ily Zorica is also the headquarters of an equestrian club and a gathering place for lovers of equestrian sports. There is a large banquet hall as part of the restau-rant, as well as a more intimate space with its offer of traditional dishes (bell, arambasici, grilled dishes etc.).

    Family farm Panj Rumin (Hrvace Rumin)

    The Markulin family farm is situated on the river Cetina. Its gastronomic offer includes homemade brandies, fritule, grilled dishes and dishes prepared under the bell. The first gastronomic manifes-tation in Panj, Pastrvijada, was organised in honour of trout.

    Restaurant Bila noc (Stipe Marunica, Karakasica 4, Karakasica)

    The restaurant offers traditional Sinj cui-sine such as spit-roasted lamb, breaded frogs and frog stew, smoked ham and cheese, crabs, trout and so on.

  • 8Cetina Trail (cycling and cavalry trail)

    SINJ

  • 9V i s o k a

    P l i i v i c a

    e m e r n i c a

    Stara mostina

    Nova mostina

    HipodromVelikiMost

    IzvorKosinac

    Si

    nj

    sk

    o

    po

    lj

    e

    Cetina

    Cetina

    ModriiMaloraLjubiii

    Milanovii Jelinii

    ovii Romci

    MasniiBogdani

    urlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Jadrijevii

    MarasiRomci

    Dolii

    Milanovii

    Labrovii

    Stipanoviiolto

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroanMatiiJerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Balajii

    Runjii

    Marendii Efendii

    Galzina Mostina

    Tendera

    Balaji -Marmun

    anci

    Milan

    Vitii

    Han

    Bilobrci

    Petrievii

    Jagnjii

    Mravci

    JeloviiKulii

    BriiBokovii

    Jandreci Vojkovii

    Munivrane

    Tomaevii

    Milanovii

    imunovii

    ivinii Jukii

    Batlan

    Miho

    VuletiiSmoljii

    Brii

    Katii

    Suii

    BaniiGlaviica

    Viri

    Baii

    Kevii

    Vugdelii

    Elei

    Grgetii

    Jelaci

    BilokapiiDaja

    Gunjaa

    Gubavica

    ipi

    BrodariGvozdeni Most

    Kalina

    Dukii

    Postrana

    Bakii

    urii

    KaimiriDolii

    Dodig

    Lucii

    Grgii

    Mirkovii

    Perkovii

    Budimir - Bekan

    Kovaevii

    Vlastelice

    Perii

    Roani

    ukuii

    Klari - Kukuz

    KlariiKukuzovac

    ariiMandaci

    Jurkovii

    Jagnjii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    RadoiMiluni

    Krianac

    Gugii

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Podrug

    Kokan

    uro

    MojankaMireta

    Kovaevi

    Podrug

    Vidiice

    Milun

    Nerlovii

    BraliiZebii

    Maretii

    eline

    Zaljutci

    RusiStojanci

    Stare Kue

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    MandukiiSmoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    Bafarelo

    Odaci

    Pletikosi

    Buani

    Gospodarska zona Kukuzovac

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    G A L A

    O B ROVACS I N J S K I

    O TO K

    UDOV I I

    KO U T E

    T U R J AC I

    P R I S O J E

    K R A J

    S U C I

    S I N J

    V i s o k a

    Stara mostina

    IzvorKosinac

    Nova mostina

    HipodromVelikiMost

    Si

    nj

    sk

    o

    po

    lj

    e

    Cetina

    Cetina

    ModriiMaloraLjubiii

    Milanovii Jelinii

    ovii Romci

    MasniiBogdani

    urlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Jadrijevii

    MarasiRomci

    Dolii

    Milanovii

    Labrovii

    Stipanoviiolto

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroanMatiiJerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Balajii

    Runjii

    Marendii Efendii

    Galzina Mostina

    Tendera

    Balaji -Marmun

    anci

    Milan

    Vitii

    Han

    Bilobrci

    Petrievii

    Jagnjii

    Mravci

    JeloviiKulii

    BriiBokovii

    Jandreci Vojkovii

    Munivrane

    Tomaevii

    Milanovii

    imunovii

    ivinii Jukii

    Batlan

    Miho

    VuletiiSmoljii

    Brii

    Katii

    Suii

    BaniiGlaviica

    Viri

    Baii

    Kevii

    Vugdelii

    Elei

    Grgetii

    Jelaci

    BilokapiiDaja

    Gunjaa

    Gubavica

    ipi

    BrodariGvozdeni Most

    Kalina

    Dukii

    Postrana

    Bakii

    urii

    KaimiriDolii

    Dodig

    Lucii

    Grgii

    Mirkovii

    Perkovii

    Budimir - Bekan

    KovaeviiGospodarska zona Kukuzovac

    Vlastelice

    Perii

    Roani

    ukuii

    Klari - Kukuz

    KlariiKukuzovac

    ariiMandaci

    Jurkovii

    Jagnjii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    RadoiMiluni

    Krianac

    Gugii

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Podrug

    Kokan

    uro

    MojankaMireta

    Kovaevi

    Podrug

    Vidiice

    Milun

    Nerlovii

    BraliiZebii

    Maretii

    eline

    Zaljutci

    RusiStojanci

    Stare Kue

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    MandukiiSmoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    Bafarelo

    Odaci

    Pletikosi

    Buani

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    G A L A

    O B ROVACS I N J S K I

    O TO K

    UDOV I I

    KO U T E

    T U R J AC I

    P R I S O J E

    K R A J

    S U C I

    S I N J

    P l i i v i c a

    e m e r n i c a

    Izrada:Darko tefanec , Ivan tefanec

    2014

    VRLIKA - 32 km

    SPLIT - 25 km

    Crkva - ChurchMuzej - MuseumRimske ruevine - Roman ruinsGaj Liberije

    Info centar - Info center

    Utvrda - Fort

    Mlin - WatermillBazen - Swimming pool

    Benzinska crpka - Gas station

    Ribolov - FishingOdmorite - Picnic spotJahanje - Equitation

    Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

    Vidikovac - Viewpointesma - Fountain

    Teniski teren - Tenis court

    Nogometni teren - Football field

    Izvor - Spring

    Kuaona - GustationSmjetaj - Accommodation

    The exact GPS coordinates of certain points or locations can be downloaded on web site www.eu-medpaths.com.

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    CETINA TRAIL (CYCLING&CAVALRY TRAIL)

    Circular path, with the eastern branch that tracks Cetina from Han to the equestrian club St. Mihovil in Trilj and the western branch that leads in middle of Sinj filed, offer kilometers of pleasure to all devotees of the movement in cultivated natural sights. Its idyllic, pasto-ral landscapes down the quiet flow of the river, with a palisade of poplars and a patchwork of cultivated areas in Sinjsko field are ideal space for a relaxed equestrian and bicycle tour.

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    Aequum Trail (cycling trail)

    SINJ

  • 13

    Znaajni krajobrazRumin

    IzvorKosinac

    Mostna Hanu

    Stara mostina

    Nova mostina

    Mostna Panju

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    H r v a t a k op o l j e

    Cetina

    Cetina

    Modrii

    MaloraLjubiii

    Milanovii Jelinii

    ovii Romci

    MasniiBogdani

    urlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Jadrijevii

    MarasiRomci

    Dolii

    Milanovii

    Labrovii

    Stipanoviiolto

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroan

    Matii

    Maganjii

    Kelave

    Lovrii

    Jerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Armandi

    Ivandii

    Cvitkovii

    Muterii

    Lovrii

    Barii

    Bonjaci

    arii

    Cvitkovii

    Boinovii

    Doljani

    Paladini

    RadaniMatasi Vukmani

    Galii

    Banovii

    Dakii

    Bonjaci

    Marunice

    KranciRonii

    Lovrii

    Radani

    Kovaevina

    PanjMarkulin

    urkovii

    imlee

    ugura

    Penii

    arii

    JureleMiloi

    Krivii

    Bakovii

    Damjanovii

    Barai

    D. Barai

    Balajii

    Runjii

    Marendii Efendii

    Galzina Mostina

    Tendera

    Balaji -Marmun

    anci

    Milan

    Vitii

    Han

    Bilobrci

    PetrieviiJagnjii

    MravciJelovii

    KuliiBokovii

    Macani

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Vuemili

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    MandukiiSmoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Kodomani

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    avkune

    Hrgovii

    Vukuii

    D. Alebii

    G. AlebiiVardii

    Klanac

    Soldii

    Lonari

    HrvaceOdaci

    Priorice

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    G A L A

    O B ROVACS I N J S K I

    R UM I N

    H R VAC E

    I T LU K

    B A J AG I

    S AT R I

    S I N J

    Znaajni krajobrazRumin

    IzvorKosinac

    Mostna Hanu

    Stara mostina

    Nova mostina

    izletitePodastrana

    IzvorVojskova

    AequumKrinj

    izletitePodastrana

    IzvorVojskova

    AequumKrinj

    Mostna Panju

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    H r v a t a k op o l j e

    Cetina

    Cetina

    Modrii

    MaloraLjubiii

    Milanovii Jelinii

    ovii Romci

    MasniiBogdani

    urlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Jadrijevii

    MarasiRomci

    Dolii

    Milanovii

    Labrovii

    Stipanoviiolto

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroan

    Matii

    Maganjii

    Kelave

    Lovrii

    Jerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Armandi

    Ivandii

    Cvitkovii

    Muterii

    Lovrii

    Barii

    Bonjaci

    arii

    Cvitkovii

    Boinovii

    Doljani

    Paladini

    RadaniMatasi Vukmani

    Galii

    Banovii

    Dakii

    Bonjaci

    Marunice

    KranciRonii

    Lovrii

    Radani

    Kovaevina

    PanjMarkulin

    urkovii

    imlee

    ugura

    Penii

    arii

    JureleMiloi

    Krivii

    Bakovii

    Damjanovii

    Barai

    D. Barai

    Balajii

    Runjii

    Marendii Efendii

    Galzina Mostina

    Tendera

    Balaji -Marmun

    anci

    Milan

    Vitii

    Han

    Bilobrci

    PetrieviiJagnjii

    MravciJelovii

    KuliiBokovii

    Macani

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Vuemili

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    MandukiiSmoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Kodomani

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    avkune

    Hrgovii

    Vukuii

    D. Alebii

    G. AlebiiVardii

    Klanac

    Soldii

    Lonari

    HrvaceOdaci

    Priorice

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    G A L A

    O B ROVACS I N J S K I

    R UM I N

    H R VAC E

    I T LU K

    B A J AG I

    S AT R I

    S I N J

    Izrada:Darko tefanec , Ivan tefanec

    2014

    VRLIKA - 28 km

    Crkva - Church

    Rimske ruevine - Roman ruins

    Utvrda - Fort

    Mlin - Watermill

    Benzinska crpka - Gas station

    Ribolov - FishingOdmorite - Picnic spot

    Jahanje - Equitation

    Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

    Vidikovac - ViewpointTeniski teren - Tenis court

    Nogometni teren - Football field

    Izvor - Spring

    Kuaona - Gustation

    The exact GPS coordinates of certain points or locations can be downloaded on web site www.eu-medpaths.com.

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    (T106) THE CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS ..is the parish church of the Bajagic village. It was built on the site of an earlier church from the eighteenth century. The cur-rent church was built from the end of the nineteenth century to 1937, and the bell tower was completed in 1955. The church was built in neo-Romanesque style and designed by Ciril M. Ivekovic. The statue of St Nicholas found inside the church was made in Tyrolean workshops. Sev-eral graves from the early Middle Ages found near the church (in todays ceme-tery) have been examined and produced various findings (ceramic pots, knives, arrows, spears and spurs), which are now kept in the Museum of the Cetinska Kra-jina Region and the Archaeological Col-lection of the Franciscan Monastery.

    (T107) THE STARA MOSTINA MILL

    ...was built in 1826 on the river Cetina. It is erected on eight stone arches through which water flows and runs six water wheels. It is built of regular hewn stones and has a gable roof covered with stone slabs. The mill was very important for the economic development of the region in the nineteenth century.

    (T107) THE NOVA MOSTINA MILL ON THE CETINA RIVER

    ...was built in the mid-nineteenth cen-tury. It was built on five arches and in-side were five mills that operated on the principle of vertical wheels. The millers residential building is next to the mill, but its original appearance has been lost through renovations.

    (T006) THE BRIDGE ON HAN

    ...may have existed in its present location as far as the ancient times and the Middle Ages. However, the most famous bridge is the one erected by the Turks in the 16th or 17th century, when a lodging house with a tavern was also built, called a han. At the time the bridge was defended by two towers at its ends. The current bridge was built in 1849 and has been repaired and expanded a number of times.

    (T035) CITLUK, THE AEQUUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

    The ancient COLONIA CLAVDIA AEQVVM colony was built in the mid-first century. The settlement has a rec-tangular layout and was fortified by bul-warks with a newer square part on the east side. The city gates in the south were for-tified by square and circular towers. There was a regular street grid, a forum with the Capitol, cult-related buildings, baths and an aqueduct, which brought water from the Peruca spring. The findings of mon-umental sculptures - fragments of the statues of Heracles and Diana Lucifera - are extremely valuable.

    (T009) THE BRIDGE ON PANJ

    The massive stone bridge was built in 1895 and crosses the river Cetina in the Rumin area, between Sinj and Vrlika. The bridge has seven arches on pillars that are designed with upstream and down-stream stone beaks, and a stone cornice separates the structural part of the bridge from its masonry fence. The bridge was thoroughly renovated in 2008 and 2009.

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    Orlova Trail (cycling trail)

    SINJ

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    V i s o k a

    P l i i v i c a

    Sv

    il

    aj

    a

    H r v a t a k op o l j e

    Znaajni krajobrazRumin

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    Planinarski domOrlove stine

    IzletitePodastrana

    Si

    nj

    sk

    o

    po

    lj

    e

    Cetina

    Cetina

    ModriiMaloraLjubiii

    Milanovii Jelinii

    ovii Romci

    MasniiBogdani

    urlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Jadrijevii

    MarasiRomci

    Dolii

    Milanovii

    Labrovii

    Stipanoviiolto

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroanMatii

    Maganjii

    Kelave

    Lovrii

    Jerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Armandi

    Ivandii

    Cvitkovii

    Muterii

    Lovrii

    Barii

    Bonjaci

    arii

    Cvitkovii

    Boinovii

    Doljani

    Paladini

    RadaniMatasi Vukmani

    Galii

    Banovii

    Dakii

    Bonjaci

    Marunice

    KranciRonii

    Lovrii

    Radani

    Kovaevina

    PanjMarkulin

    urkovii

    Stojii

    arko

    D. apii

    Dadii

    D. Buljani

    imlee

    ugura

    Penii

    arii

    JureleMiloi

    Krivii

    Bakovii

    Damjanovii

    Barai

    D. Barai

    Balajii

    Runjii

    Marendii Efendii

    Galzina Mostina

    Tendera

    Balaji -Marmun

    Bilobrci

    arii

    Mandaci

    Jurkovii

    Jagnjii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    RadoiMiluni

    Krianac

    Gugii

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Krivi Dolac

    Gornja Mala

    Donja Mala

    Sarii

    Zubani

    Mirt

    Pod Glavicom

    Kraljii

    olii

    Marasovii

    Mijii

    Mijii

    Jurii

    Jurii

    Strievii

    uci

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    MandukiiSmoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Kodomani

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    Perua

    Pipii

    avkune

    Hrgovii

    Vukuii

    Lijii

    Majii

    Roii

    Knezovii

    Knezovii

    Prolii

    Prolii

    D. Alebii

    G. AlebiiVardii

    Klanac

    Soldii

    Lonari

    Domazeti

    Bobeta

    Primorci

    D. Kunci

    Budii

    BabiiGapari

    JukiiDelai

    DomazetiLaa

    Marovii

    Barai

    unii

    Jelavii

    Teija

    Gornji Muslimi

    G. Buli

    Jeliii

    Beare

    Kokani

    Pekii

    Tokii

    Kuduzi

    Matende

    Patri

    Pekii

    Bafarelo

    Gabrii

    HrvaceOdaci

    Kunjak

    Priorice

    Ivandii

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    O B ROVACS I N J S K I

    S U T I N A

    N E O R I

    R UM I N

    H R VAC E

    I T LU K

    B A J AG I

    S AT R I

    P OT R AV L J E

    Z E LO VO

    Z E LO VOS U T I N S KO

    S I N J

    V i s o k a

    Znaajni krajobrazRumin

    IzletitePodastrana

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    Planinarski domOrlove stine

    Si

    nj

    sk

    o

    po

    lj

    e

    Cetina

    Cetina

    ModriiMaloraLjubiii

    Milanovii Jelinii

    ovii Romci

    MasniiBogdani

    urlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Jadrijevii

    MarasiRomci

    Dolii

    Milanovii

    Labrovii

    Stipanoviiolto

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroanMatii

    Maganjii

    Kelave

    Lovrii

    Jerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Armandi

    Ivandii

    Cvitkovii

    Muterii

    Lovrii

    Barii

    Bonjaci

    arii

    Cvitkovii

    Boinovii

    Doljani

    Paladini

    RadaniMatasi Vukmani

    Galii

    Banovii

    Dakii

    Bonjaci

    Marunice

    KranciRonii

    Lovrii

    Radani

    Kovaevina

    PanjMarkulin

    urkovii

    Stojii

    arko

    D. apii

    Dadii

    D. Buljani

    imlee

    ugura

    Penii

    arii

    JureleMiloi

    Krivii

    Bakovii

    Damjanovii

    Barai

    D. Barai

    Balajii

    Runjii

    Marendii Efendii

    Galzina Mostina

    Tendera

    Balaji -Marmun

    Bilobrci

    arii

    Mandaci

    Jurkovii

    Jagnjii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    RadoiMiluni

    Krianac

    Gugii

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Krivi Dolac

    Gornja Mala

    Donja Mala

    Sarii

    Zubani

    Mirt

    Pod Glavicom

    Kraljii

    olii

    Marasovii

    Mijii

    Mijii

    Jurii

    Jurii

    Strievii

    uci

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    MandukiiSmoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Kodomani

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    Perua

    Pipii

    avkune

    Hrgovii

    Vukuii

    Lijii

    Majii

    Roii

    Knezovii

    Knezovii

    Prolii

    Prolii

    D. Alebii

    G. AlebiiVardii

    Klanac

    Soldii

    Lonari

    Domazeti

    Bobeta

    Primorci

    D. Kunci

    Budii

    BabiiGapari

    JukiiDelai

    DomazetiLaa

    Marovii

    Barai

    unii

    Jelavii

    Teija

    Gornji Muslimi

    G. Buli

    Jeliii

    Beare

    Kokani

    Pekii

    Tokii

    Kuduzi

    Matende

    Patri

    Pekii

    Bafarelo

    Gabrii

    HrvaceOdaci

    Kunjak

    Priorice

    Ivandii

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    O B ROVACS I N J S K I

    S U T I N A

    N E O R I

    R UM I N

    H R VAC E

    I T LU K

    B A J AG I

    S AT R I

    P OT R AV L J E

    Z E LO VO

    Z E LO VOS U T I N S KO

    S I N J

    P l i i v i c a

    Sv

    il

    aj

    a

    H r v a t a k op o l j e

    Izrada:Darko tefanec , Ivan tefanec

    2014

    SPLIT - 34 km

    VRLIKA - 29 km

    Crkva - Church

    Muzej - Museum

    Rimske ruevine - Roman ruinsGaj Liberije

    Info centar - Info center

    Utvrda - Fort

    Mlin - Watermill

    Benzinska crpka - Gas station

    Ribolov - FishingOdmorite - Picnic spot

    Jahanje - Equitation

    Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

    Vidikovac - Viewpoint

    esma - Fountain

    Teniski teren - Tenis court

    Nogometni teren - Football field

    Izvor - Spring

    Sklonite - Shelter

    Bazen - Swimming pool

    Kuaona - Gustation

    Smjetaj - Accommodation

    The exact GPS coordinates of certain points or locations can be downloaded on web site www.eu-medpaths.com.

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    (T101) THE STONE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER GORUCICA

    ... was built in the late nineteenth century, south of the protected centre of the town of Sinj. Its single arch was done in the Bunjato technique and used to have a brick fence with a stone cover. Today it stands neglected.

    (T020) THE CHURCH OF ST KATE AND MEDIEVAL CEMETERY IN LUCANI

    The church with a bell tower on the facade was built in the nineteenth century and later rebuilt and plastered. Next to the church was an early medieval graveyard with tombstones. Today there are preserved decorated tombstones de-picting chariots and horsemen.

    (T051) THE CHURCH OF ST VID IN ZELOVO

    ...was built in 1933. It is a spacious single-nave building with a massive bell tower above the facade, built in the 1970s. There was once a small church at the same site, built in the eighteenth century by immigrants from Her-zegovina.

    (T056) THE CHAPEL OF ST ANTONY

    Chapel is located near the parish house in Zelovo. It was built in the nineteenth century and is used by the Zelovo pastor. It was reno-vated in the 1980s.

    (T057) GRADINA

    Above the Jukici hamlet there is a small prehis-toric fortified town fortified by drywall bulwarks (todays ramparts) in the south and west. There are several wells and a small cave at the foot of the town. Many fragments of prehistoric pot-tery can be found in the cave and the fortified town itself.U peini i na samoj gradini nalazi-mo dosta ulomaka prapovijesne keramike.

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    Sinjska Trail (mountain trail)

    SINJ

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    V i s o k a

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    ModriiMalora

    ovii

    Bogdaniurlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Boko

    Klari - Kukuz

    KlariiKukuzovac

    arii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    RadoiMiluni

    Krianac

    Gugii

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    PodrugMilun

    Nerlovii

    BraliiZebii

    Maretii

    Mijii

    Mijii

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    Sladoje Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    Bafarelo

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    S I N J

    V i s o k a

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    ModriiMalora

    ovii

    Bogdaniurlini

    PoljakVukovii

    Boko

    Klari - Kukuz

    KlariiKukuzovac

    arii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    RadoiMiluni

    Krianac

    Gugii

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    PodrugMilun

    Nerlovii

    BraliiZebii

    Maretii

    Mijii

    Mijii

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    Sladoje Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    Bafarelo

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    S I N J

    Izrada:Darko tefanec , Ivan tefanec

    2014

    SPLIT - 35 km

    SPLIT - 31 km

    Crkva - ChurchMuzej - Museum

    Rimske ruevine - Roman ruinsGaj Liberije

    Info centar - Info center

    Utvrda - Fort

    Mlin - Watermill

    Benzinska crpka - Gas station

    Ribolov - FishingOdmorite - Picnic spot

    Jahanje - Equitation

    Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

    Vidikovac - Viewpointesma - Fountain

    Teniski teren - Tenis court

    Nogometni teren - Football field

    Izvor - Spring

    Sklonite - Shelter

    Bazen - Swimming pool

    Kuaona - Gustation

    Smjetaj - Accommodation

    The exact GPS coordinates of certain points or locations can be downloaded on web site www.eu-medpaths.com.

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    In the hilly area between Sutina and Vi-soka, west of the town of Sinj, the circular bike trail has been designed. Its demand-ing route is intended for those who are trained and of adventurous spirit, ready to face all the surprises and challenges that are hidden in wildlife of Dalmatian hinterland.

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    CETINA ADVENTURE

    The devotees to adventurous sports have the opportunity to get to know the still un-disclosed, exceptional natural beauty of the Dalmatian hinterland. Adventurous sports Club, Sinj organizes the race Cetina Adventure with the aim of promoting the sport and getting to know the unique land-scape of the Cetina region. The mentioned race goes along the river Cetina, river can-yon Sutina, unique, wild landscape in part of Kamenica and Dinara and is finally ending in the in the city of Sinj. The com-petitors can expect kayaking, swimming, MTB, rock climbing, abseiling, jumping off the rocks into the water, crossing the rope and many other surprises. The race is held every year in June.

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    Pliivica Trail (walking trail)

    SINJ

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    Crkva - ChurchMuzej - Museum

    Rimske ruevine - Roman ruinsGaj Liberije

    Info centar - Info center

    Utvrda - Fort

    Mlin - Watermill

    Benzinska crpka - Gas station

    Ribolov - FishingOdmorite - Picnic spot

    Jahanje - Equitation

    Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

    Vidikovac - Viewpointesma - Fountain

    Teniski teren - Tenis court

    Nogometni teren - Football field

    Izvor - Spring

    Sklonite - Shelter

    Bazen - Swimming pool

    Kuaona - Gustation

    Smjetaj - Accommodation

    V i s o k a

    P l i i v i c aIzletite

    Podastrana

    ModriiMalora Ljubiii

    ovii Romci

    Bogdaniurlini

    Poljak

    Vukovii

    Jadrijevii

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroanMatii

    Maganjii

    Kelave

    Lovrii

    Jerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Armandi

    Ivandii

    Cvitkovii

    Muterii

    LovriiBarii

    arii

    Cvitkovii

    Boinovii

    Doljani

    JureleMiloi

    Krivii

    arii

    Jurkovii

    Jagnjii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    Radoi MiluniKrianac

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Kraljii

    olii

    Mijii

    MijiiJurii

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    Mandukii

    Smoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Kodomani

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    JukiiDelai

    DomazetiLaa

    Marovii

    Barai

    Jelavii

    Jeliii

    Beare

    Kokani

    Bafarelo

    Gabrii

    HrvaceOdaci

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    S U T I N A

    H R VAC E

    I T LU K

    Z E LO VO

    Z E LO VOS U T I N S KO

    S I N J

    V i s o k a

    ModriiMalora Ljubiii

    ovii Romci

    Bogdaniurlini

    Poljak

    Vukovii

    Jadrijevii

    G. Bilii

    unjarii

    Bara - Mua

    G. Grii

    Runja

    Boko

    D. Grii

    BaraiMarkovii

    oii

    DomeroviiPotroanMatii

    Maganjii

    Kelave

    Lovrii

    Jerkani

    Paviii

    D. miri

    Bikii

    Balajii

    Marii

    Abram

    Matii

    ovo

    Zorica

    Kekez

    Armandi

    Ivandii

    Cvitkovii

    Muterii

    LovriiBarii

    arii

    Cvitkovii

    Boinovii

    Doljani

    JureleMiloi

    Krivii

    arii

    Jurkovii

    Jagnjii

    Panza Malbaa

    Marii

    Radovii

    abiiVukoviiBudimir

    Hristii

    Macani

    upii

    Maurin

    Hajdukovii

    Radoi MiluniKrianac

    PaviiPavia - klanac

    Klarii

    ovii

    PaviiiPavii

    Kraljii

    olii

    Mijii

    MijiiJurii

    Vuemili

    ipalo

    Baniapi

    BatareloToki

    StupaloBorkoviiRadii

    ipalo - Banovii

    Dipalo

    Mandukii

    Smoljii

    igii

    VidiiBarai

    Sladoje

    Barai

    Runje

    Vrdoljak

    Vidii

    Miji

    Pletikosii

    Kodomani

    Krivi

    urkovii

    Baii

    Bulji Suha

    imci

    JukiiDelai

    DomazetiLaa

    Marovii

    Barai

    Jelavii

    Jeliii

    Beare

    Kokani

    Bafarelo

    Gabrii

    HrvaceOdaci

    B R N A Z E

    R A DO I

    LU A N E

    K A R A K A I C A

    J A S E N S KO

    S U T I N A

    H R VAC E

    I T LU K

    Z E LO VO

    Z E LO VOS U T I N S KO

    S I N J

    P l i i v i c a

    Zatieni krajobrazSutina

    IzletitePodastrana

    Izrada:Darko tefanec , Ivan tefanec

    2014

    SPLIT - 33 km

    VRLIKA - 31 km

    The exact GPS coordinates of certain points or locations can be downloaded on web site www.eu-medpaths.com.

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    where, on the altar of St Barbara, the Fran-ciscans from Rama laid the precious and miraculous image of Our Lady of Mercy. With the intercession of Rev Pavao Vuck-ovic, in 1699 the construction of the church of St Mary began in the village below the fort, completed in 1712. There is not much left of the fort today. After the earthquakes in 1709, 1768 and 1796 and multiple barbaric inva-sions, the walls of the old fortified Sinj caved in and the people began to settle Podvaros. The fort was abandoned in 1806 during the French rule and was destroyed in an earth-quake in 1986. The church, which is now the city, was built in the 1887, on the bicenten-nial anniversary of the arrival of the Cetina people from Rama. It symbolises the cov-enant, solid alliance and loyalty, which have tied the Cetina people to the Mother of God for centuries. In honour of its eternal heav-enly patroness, the people of Sinj erected a bronze statue of Our Lady of Sinj, work of Jo-sip Marinovic, in 2008. There are 14 Stations of the Cross along the road leading from the

    half of the eighteenth century the urban centre of the city was formed, with the main street (square) and four diagonal streets with houses built in the late baroque style. Ple-beian residential and commercial houses were built with mudstone. In the second half of the nineteenth century, during the sec-ond Austrian rule, Sinj developed into the municipal centre and the seat of the county government. Two world wars stopped the economic growth of Sinj and Cetinska kra-jina.

    The Grad Fortress and Cemetery

    The Grad fortress of Sinj rises on a rocky hill above the old Illyrian Osinium. It was first developed as the fortress of the royal county prefect and later became the fortified town of the dukes of Cetina. It is first found in writ-ten documents in the fourteenth century. It is a haven for the plebs and soldiers during the Turkish invasions, it guarded and pro-tected the weak and resisted the invaders. In its centre was the church of St Michael,

    suburbs, the Nelipics built the Kamicak fort and the first Franciscan monastery, burnt down during an attack by the Turks. After it was conquered by the Turks in 1513, Sinj developed into a kasaba with impor-tant military fortifications on the way from Livno to Split. The settlement was located beneath the walls of the fort and reached up to the Kamicak fort and the cemetery of St John, where one of the mosques was, with the other inside the fortress. The Turks were conquered by Venetians in 1686. The new church and convent were designed by Ivan Franjo Macanovic, son of Ignacije, who was

    Trogirs municipal engineer. To commemo-rate the glorious victory of Sinj over the Turks in 1715, the Sinjska alka was established in Sinj. According to the Treaty of Poarevac signed in 1718, the entire Cetinska krajina went to Venetians, and since then, without much prosperity and development, Sinj and Cetinska krajina shared the fate of the rest of the Venetian Dalmatia. In the first

    (T028) THE TOWN OF SINJ

    Sinj A Historical and Urban Unit

    The extremely tame geomorphology of the middle stream of the river Cetina with a large field in the middle represents the most prolific and important part of the Dalma-tian area that stands out as a continuous settlement since the prehistoric times and antiquity to the present day. The admin-istrative centre of the region is the town of Sinj, which is located on the edge of Sinjsko polje, at the foot of a hill at the top of which there are the remains of the Grad fortress.

    This is also where the prehistoric and an-cient fortified settlement Osinium used to be, as evidenced by the inscription on the altar dedicated to the patron of the tribe. In the Middle Ages Sinj was the centre of the Cetina County, and was in possession of the families Subic, Nelipic, Frankopan and Talovac. In mid-fourteenth century, in or-der to provide better defence for the Cetina

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    sculptor Kuzma Kovacic, and stained glass works by sculptor Anton Vrlic. Above the doorway there is a stained-glass window depicting the Assumption of the Bless-ed Virgin Mary, Rev Pavao Vuckovic and St Nikola Tavelic, and on the side walls of the nave there are painted the evangelists, Blessed Aloysius Stepinac and the Ven-erable Ante Antic, all works of painter Ivan Grgat. Mosaics and stained-glass win-dow depicting the coronation of the Virgin Mary and Christ on the cross, the work of painter Josip Botteri Dini, are located behind the main altar. A bronze relief by Kuzma Kovacic with the image of Our Lady of Sinj crowned with twelve stars, the detail found on the door of the Franciscan church at Scit in Rama, is located in the inner courtyard of the church. Todays bell tower with four new bells is 43.5 metres tall and was complet-ed in 1927 on the site of the old bell tower from 1775, and was built of mudstone, a type of stone characteristic of construction in these areas. In 1958 the new organ made by Franc Jenko from Ljubljana was blessed. The church was consecrated in 2009 on the Feast of the Assumption, together with a new altar and a statue of Our Lady in the monastery courtyard (work of sculptor Josip Mavrinovic).

    The Collection of the Franciscan Monastery

    The archaeological collection of the Fran-ciscan monastery in Sinj is one of the oldest and most valuable collections in Croatia. It was established in 1860 through the dil-igence and zeal of Rev Ante Konstantin Matas, a great humanist and reformer, di-rector of the Franciscan Gymnasium in Sinj. Its establishment was driven by the finding

    west side. Kamicak got its current appear-ance in the 1890s, when it was walled and wooded with pine trees. There is a tower at the fort, which used to serve as a watchtow-er, and on it a clock whose bells ring three minutes before the hour and which ticks the correct time on the hour. At the top of the tower is a bronze bell cast in the found-ry of the famous Italian family Colbachini. The foundry was established in 1745 and in 1898 Pope Leo XIII granted it the right to use the papal coat of arms on its products. To date, it remains the only foundry in the world with this exceptional honour. The bell is decorated with rich floral motifs, with four stand-out reliefs in a circle - those of the Madonna with the Baby, Moses, the Cru-cifixion and St George slaying the dragon. The year MDCCCXXVIII (1828) and the name of its maker, Opera di Giovanni Col-bachini Trieste are also engraved on the bell. At the top of the bell is the inscription A fulgore et tempestate libera nos Domine (From lightning and bad weather, deliver us, O Lord). It is probably derived from the ancient folk belief that the ringing of bells and the sound of pestle on mortal drive the clouds and hail away.

    The Church of Our Lady of Sinj and the Franciscan Monastery

    The church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj dominates the citys main square. Built from 1699 to 1712, it has resisted wars and earthquakes and has preserved its original appearance. The central place both inside the church and in the hearts of Sinj is occu-pied by the image of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj. It was painted by an unknown author in the fifteenth or sixteenth century. Slightly

    tilted, her eyes are lowered and have been faithfully watching over her people ever since she was brought here from Rama, as the refugees greatest treasure and hope. Legend also says that its miraculous influ-ence on Sinj in 1715 forever freed it from the Turkish authorities. As a sign of their grati-tude, in 1716 the people of Sinj crowned the image with a golden crown, which says IN PERPETUUM CORONATA TRIUM-PHAT - ANNO MDCCXV (May you triumph forever crowned - 1715). Today the picture rests in a silver frame, with the relief of the Sinj fort on the back (made by sculptor Ante Jakic) and adorned with votive offerings of the faithful. In addition to the Madonna, the church features the altars of St Joseph, St Francis, St Anthony and St Nicholas. There is a stone altar in the presbytery, the work of

    foot of the hill to the church in the fortress. Each station is a work of art by some of the most famous Croatian artists. The walls are planned to be completely restored by 2015, in addition to a big three-hundredth anni-versary celebration of the defence of Sinj. In the nineteenth century there was a cem-etery built at the foot of the hill, where the church of St Francis was located.

    The Kamicak FortOne of the most picturesque and striking symbols of Sinj is located in the city centre,

    opposite the church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj. Kamicak is a star-shaped fort, built in 1712 on the eponymous hill. It is connected to the corresponding kvartir (cavalry bar-racks), todays Alkarski dvori, on the south-

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    flooring and paving stones were discovered. Fragments of glazed and rough kitchenware, glass fragments, and a number of ceramic pipes, Venetian money and metal objects originate mainly from the late Medieval and Early Modern periods.

    Alkar on HorsebackOne of the most recognisable symbols of Sinj, the picturesque sculpture of an alkar on horseback is another work of art by sculptor Stipe Sikirica. It was erected in 1965 at the start of the Alka racetracks, Biljeg, the spot where the alkars move into a gallop.

    Petrovac

    The Petrovac Fountain was ordered to be built by Mayor Petar Tripalo in 1878 and it bears his name. It is supplied with water from the Miletin spring, located on the southwest side of the old fortress of Sinj.

    Rev Pavao Vuckovic

    The monument of the famous Franciscan is the work of sculptor Kuzma Kovacic. It is 2.8 metres tall and was erected at the east-ern entrance to the city. History remembers

    Kvartiri (Cavalry Barracks) - Alkarski DvoriThe name kvartiri (French quartier - lodg-ing, military camp) points to their original purpose as the barracks occupied by the Croatian cavalry (Cavalleria croata, Croati a cavallo). They were built in 1760 as a for-tress in the shape of a square with two sets of buildings with two square towers and two inner courtyards separated by stables. The complex could accommodate four cavalry regiments with horses. Throughout history they have been used by every army which stayed in the area of Sinj, especially the French, in the early nineteenth century, and the Austrian, when the kvartiri were expand-ed by a two-storey barracks for the Croatian Home Defence. Before the construction of Alka Knights Court, the archaeological research aimed to attain a more complete insight into the sequence of construction and modification of kvartiri during the eight-eenth, nineteenth and twentieth century was conducted. The architectural bases of the south tower, reservoirs, and a rainwa-ter canal system, the remains of paving,

    raculous Madonna of Sinj. It was owned by the Tripalo family, a reputable Sinj family and provides a valuable example of a res-idential building owned by a rich bourgeois family from the nineteenth century. The interior of the palace was partially preserved, and the park, which was located behind the house, was completely destroyed. Due to its historical value, the palace has been giv-en the landmark status. The building bears a plaque with the inscription Stone from Glavica svetoga Nikole near Selci on Brac, stonemason Nikola A. Stambuk. I prefer friendship over gold, for my friends I leave an open door 1883.

    Villa TripaloIt was built in the southern part of Sinj in 1920 with the stylistic features of secession. The entire property is surrounded by a stone wall, and in the northeast there is an en-trance door with wrought-iron gates from the time the house was built. Although built in the city, the house has a rustic character and is quite unique for Sinj, but also for the wider Dalmatian area.

    The First Franciscan Gymnasium

    As the oldest secondary school in the Dal-matian hinterland it has been open since the academic year 1838/1839 and the unifica-tion of small monastic schools in the three monasteries of the Franciscan Province of the Most Holy Redeemer. Its restructuring in 1854 earnt it the right to the title of an ac-credited school as the Javno vise hervatsko gimnazije u Sinju pod upravom oo. franjeva-ca Prisv. Odkupitelja. It is also the first high school in southern Croatia where classes were taught in Croatian.

    of the head of Heracles in the Citluk area, ancient Aequum, an extremely fertile ar-chaeological site. The collection includes objects found mostly in the area of Sinj. In addition to the head of Heracles, the col-lection includes a number of valuable ex-hibits such as the lower half of the statue of an emperor assumed to be Claudius I, be-cause he was the one who had erected the Aequum in honour of the colony and gave its inhabitants the rights of Roman citizens, as evidenced by the full name of the city, Colonia Claudia Aequum.

    Museum of the Cetina Region

    Founded in 1956, it is the central place of re-search and presenting the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Cetina region. The museum includes archaeological, numis-matic, cultural, historical, ethnographic and natural history collections, a collection of weapons, photographs and photographic equipment, documents, postcards, post-ers and an art collection mostly consisting of artists from the Cetina region. There are stone monuments from different eras ex-hibited in the open air lapidary and on the museums ground floor. Ancient monu-ments with rich architectural decorations, altars dedicated to Roman gods and tomb-stones from Rudusa from the first centu-ry are particularly valuable for their Illyrian names and special ornamental motifs. The sculptures of Roman goddesses Roma and Fortuna from Citluk (ancient Aequum) stand out amongst the museums various sculptures.

    Tripalo Palace

    It was built in the 19th century, in the very centre of Sinj, near the Church of the Mi-

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    bluer and bluer still, peaking immobile be-hind the low and thin mist. It seemed that the entire Krajina was deep in sumptuous summer sleep or as if it were resting after a fierce battle and accomplished heroism... (D. Simunovic, Alka Knight (reprint), Ex Libris, Zagreb, 1933)

    Gaius Laberius Tombstone

    The headstone of the seven-year-old Ro-man boy Gaius Laberius holding a sphere decorated with a net of hexagons, the sym-bol of a real leather ball, is considered hard evidence that football in Europe was first played in the Cetina region. It was found at Tilurium at the Gardun site, which dates

    from the second century. Today it is built into the front of a stone house in Vrlicka Street. The monument is 113 cm tall and 46 cm wide. It is made of limestone. The inscription in two parts is located on the lower part, the upper is inside a moulded frame and con-tains information about the deceased, and at the bottom there is an inscription dedicated to the deceased by an anonymous author. The middle section consists of a framed ornamented round medallion with very prominent characteristics of the deceased who is holding the sphere in his right hand. The upper part of the monument is round-ed up by a frieze depicting a kantharos (a large vase with two handles), a dolphin and the Medusas head (the personification of an evil being in ancient mythology) and a triangular pediment with acroteria (plastic ornaments of the tip and ends) in the form of a lions paw. In the triangular pediment is the carved head of Atis. Football was played in Gardun among the Roman soldiers and the sons of notables, but the game was originally Illyrian and the Dalmatae played it long before the arrival of the Roman army. This is confirmed by the fact that nowhere in the territory of the Roman Empire, except in Gardun, any patterns or characters associ-ated with this game were found. The official journal of the world soccer organization FIFA NEWS, No. 71 from 1969, dedicated the front page to amateur archaeologist Josip Bepo Britvic, with the headline Archaeolo-gy and Football. FIFA claimed that the Sinj discovery was a bit of information of great importance both for archaeology and foot-ball fans (Dalmatae vs Romans).

    Rev Pavao Vuckovic as the leader of the Rama people and Franciscans who fled from the Turks in 1687 and, aided by the in-tercession of the image of Our Lady of Mer-cy, found a new home in Sinj and the Cetina region. He is the founder of the monastery and the sanctuary of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj.

    The Piazza Fountain

    The fountain at the piazza (popularly known as funtana) was built by Mayor Antonio Buglian in 1852. A year later the piazza was paved and got the addition of ferali, iron lighting columns.

    Three Generations

    This monumental sculpture with a fountain by Ivo Filipovic Grcic from Sinj is located at the centre of the town park. With its em-phasized symbolism it represents three men holding the alka with their arms out-stretched. They are dressed in the traditional attire of Sinj.

    The Bust of Dinko SimunovicIt was made by Ivan Mestrovic in 1932 in honour of the special edition of Simunics Alka Knight. Simunovic was gravely ill and penniless at the time, and a group of prom-inent artists launched a reissue of the Alka Knight. The list of people who worked on the reissue includes the following: Vilko Ge-can, Joza Kljakovic, Fran Krsinic, Omer Mu-jadic, Vanja Radaus and Marijan Trepse. The cover was made by Miroslav Kirin.The vast Sinjsko polje seemed even grand-er in the hot summer sun, because a bluish mist would not let the eye see the distant hills. All was calm in the midday heat, and the distant, distant stony mountains turned

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    ITALIAN SQUILL

    The Italian squill (Chouardia litardierei) is a herbaceous plant with a perennial bulb. Its stem is up to 30 cm tall with a thick, clus-ter like bloom of 15 to 35 blue flowers at the top, and the bottom 2 to 7 leaves up to 8 mm wide and as long as the stalk. The plant blooms from mid-April to mid-June, and the leaves are developed during or after flowering. The fruit is a sac divided into three parts, with one to 10 seeds in each section.The Italian squill grows on humid hay meadows and pastures, especially in karst areas. Since its habitat is becoming more and more endangered, the species itself is approaching that status as well. In Croatia, the Italian squill is a strictly protected plant.

    AUTUMN CROCUS

    The autumn crocus (Colchicum autum-nale) is a plant from the family of lilies (Lil-iaceae). It is a perennial, with a bristling bulb about 7 cm long. It blooms in autumn, from August to November, with one to three flowers at a time, until the leaves have not yet emerged. The flowers of this species are large and up to 25 cm long, of a bright purple colour. Its oblong lanceolate leaves, which develop only in the spring of next year, grow to 35 cm in length. There are usually 3 leaves and they are arranged so that they are partially wrapped around the pod of the already ripe, almost sitting fruit. All parts of the plant, especially the seeds, contain the alkaloid colchicine, a powerful toxin which affects the circulatory and nervous system. Given the timing of flowering, the autumn crocus cannot be mistaken for saffron, which looks quite like it. This is because saf-fron blooms in early spring.

    MAIDEN PINK

    The maiden pink (Dianthus deltoides), from the family of carnations (Caryophyl-laceae) is a perennial bush-type plant with shoots up to 50 cm tall and often woody at the bottom. Its leaves are simple, circum-ferential and pubescent along secondary veins. It blooms from June to September. Numerous individually developed flowers bloom from only some of the offshoots. The receptacle is semi-detached and leathery, and the crown consists of petals about 8 mm long, beautiful pinkish red or white in colour, with a dark lateral stripe.Easily recognisable for its beautiful flow-ers, the maiden pink is often used as an ornamental plant for landscaping the area around buildings found on mountains, par-ticularly those with soils with a greater pro-portion of silicate.

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    food, mostly underground plant parts, they eat animals they catch, as well as carcasses.Their propagation takes place in win-ter, from November to February. The strongest male is entitled to mate with a herd of females, which give birth to their offspring in spring. During the first few months, the piglets have stripes on the back and sides, making them very diffi-cult to spot for potential predators. They become independent at approximately seven months.

    EUROPEAN HARE

    The European hare (Lepus europae-us), from the family of Leporidae, is a charming and timid resident of a variety of habitats, preferably of the open type. Its long and strong hind legs, fur that changes colour, usually in earth tones, large ears and excellent hearing, and its eyes placed sideways, so that it can see the space behind it without turning its head, are all adaptations to living in open habitats. Danger lurks from above and below since it is the favourite prey of birds of prey, other beasts and man. The hare is exclusively herbivorous: it feeds on weeds, grains, field and forest fruits, buds, young shoots and bark, so it often visits vegetable gardens.It becomes sexually mature at about 7 months; it mates 3 to 4 times a year and gives birth to up to 3 kits at once. The kits are born covered with hair and with their eyes open, and stay with their mother for about a month.

    only join in the breeding season. Wild pigs prefer humid forests, but also visit open terrain. They are great runners and proficient swimmers. They are omniv-orous, meaning that in addition to plant

    WILD BOARWild boar (Sus scrofa), from the family Suidae, is a large animal whose males can weigh over 200 kg. Females are smaller and live in packs, which males

    Fauna

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    The source of Rumin, the left tributary of the river Cetina, is in the northwest of Hrvatacko polje, and is protected as an important landscape for its aesthetic and natural values (0.34 km2 ). Particularly striking are the source of the Veliki Ru-min at the base of the Greda cliff and the deep canyon, while the Mali Rumin is a weaker source which dries up in summer, and is located to the west.The nature of this area does not lack va-riety. Together with the changing vege-tation the habitat types and species that inhabit them change as well - on the rocks of the canyon live the falcon, Eur-asian eagle-owl and raven, at the foot of

    the cliff are the nests of the rock partridge and wheatear, on the nearby fields there reside the crested lark, grey partridge and quail, the oaks are the nesting grounds for the large woodpecker and oriole, and the long-tailed tit nests in willow tree tops. When it comes to mammals, there are hedgehogs, rabbits, badgers, foxes and martens, while the herpetofauna includes several species of snakes, lizards and frogs. The waters of Rumin are home for most of the endemic species of the Cetina basin (recreational fishing is prohibited). This ex-ceptional bit of nature is included in one of the longest and most beautiful sections of the MedPaths project.

    The Source of Rumin

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    The area of the source and canyon of the torrential stream Sutina, a total area of 4.63 km2, is protected as an important land-scape. The unusually picturesque land-scape and the richness of its well-pre-served nature are promoted by the MedPaths project, whose longest cycling trail runs through the area.The Sutina has several sources at the foot of Visoko hill: the main source is located in the village of Sutina and the second, Bila Vrila, also features the remains of old mills that testify to the periodic strength of its flow. There is not much water in the creek normally, except during heavy rains. The Sutina enters the Cetina.The lush deciduous forest at lower lime-stone and dolomite rock canyons, rocky terrain with typical shrub vegetation con-sisting of aromatic labiates and daisies, and eroded sandy slopes at the end of the canyon, offer a relatively diverse range of habitats to dozens of species of terrestri-al animals, while the waters of the Sutina and lakes that remain in the canyon even during dry periods are inhabited by sever-al species of amphibians, frogs and sala-manders, fish and crabs.The buzzard, hawk, grey wagtail, bee-eater, black woodpecker, rock partridge, wall liz-ard, horned viper, hare, badger and beech marten are the most striking species of the Sutina area and also the ones that are most commonly observed. This is why we stay here as welcome visitors.

    The Sutina Canyon

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