This famous verse fra Andrije Kačića Miošića for three centuries celebrated the miraculous defense of Sinj when the celestial mother her intercession saved about 700 Croatian soldiers during the incursion of the Turkish army, which had better weapons, and numbered as many as 60,000 troops.
Since then, the people revered as Miraculous Our Lady of Sinj, in memory of that victory on the first Sunday in August to play a knight game Alka which is dated 15 November 2010, listed on the UNESCO list of intangible world heritage. Feast of the Assumption is celebrated on August 15, which is also the day of Sinj, when many pilgrims from all parts of Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina come to this chivalrous city to fulfill their vows and bowed in front of the image of our patron. Sinj, of course, there is not enough room capacity for all pilgrims, but to them is not a problem and in the night before the big holiday season, popularly known as “Our Lady’s Red-hot”, many subsist as best they can, and some even sleep on the bare grass Sinj park.
Sinj is known for the old part of town where there are remains of the old fortress, and in 2008 the people of Sinj erected a bronze statue of Our Lady of Sinj, work of the sculptor Josip Marinovic. From the foot to the votive churches on the city the way of the cross. Among other attractions there is the tombstone of the seven years of the Roman boy Gaius Laberius holding a sphere, the symbol of real leather ball, which is now regarded as evidence that the first football played in Europe just in the Cetina region.
Also interesting is the sculpture of a girl drinking water at the source, author Stipe Sikirica, and the people it Luca. Sikirica is an author and sculptures Alkars lancers on horseback, which is located at the beginning of the Alka race track. Yet one of the most recognizable symbols of the town of Sinj is a monument to three generations, which is located in the center of City Park and represents three of Sinj, Sinj men dressed in traditional costume, which in your hands holding ring.
This year, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the miraculous defense of Sinj, opened the Museum of Sinj Alka, and next to it there are still two museums: the Museum of the Cetina region and the Archaeological collection of the Franciscan monastery.
These are all values of Sinj, which attracts many pilgrims, as well as tourists, especially in summer months testified data Sinj Tourist Board. Specifically, in Sinj by the end of August with a 20 percent increase of overnight stays than last year, and even 124.5 percent more overnight stays than 3 years ago. Recorded a total of 18,174 nights. Of the total increase in the number of overnight stays as much as 64 per cent of the domestic tourists, while the number of foreign tourists increased by 910 tourists
These figures bear witness to how Sinj every year attracts many tourists who want to discover the culture and folk traditions of the city, but to say that the Sinj in a few years become a real tourist town.