The Sinj Alka knights tournament in Croatia has been around since 1715. So yes, you will almost literally step back in time. This event originated to honor the victory over
The Sinj Alka knights tournament in Croatia has been around since 1715. So yes, you will almost literally step back in time.
This event originated to honor the victory over the Ottoman Turkish invaders. During the event the participants, or ‘Alkars’, try to aim at a ring at a height of 3.32 meters while riding their horse in full gallop.
Saidly you won’t be allowed to participate because this is a privilege for just a handful of people born in this region. But, no worries, witnessing this century-old tournament is a great day to spend your day in the area of Split.
Learn more about the Sinj Alka knights tournament, Croatia on their website. This tournament is not only a great way to learn about the history of the country, and this region in particular. It is also an interesting way to learn more about the customs and traditions of the local people. Make sure you visit the event when you are in the area.
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august 6 (Friday) - 8 (Sunday)
Glavička ul. 5, 21230, Sinj, Croatia