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August 03, 2010

Sinjska Alka summer 2010

Alka is the name of Croatian knights game that has been performed in the Croatian town of Sinj, the anniversary of the victory over the Ottomans from the 14th August 1715th when is 700 Croatian soldiers from Sinj managed to defeat the Turkish army attack under their leaderseraskera Mehmed Pasha Celic which numbered 60,000 troops.

Alka is a knight competition where the rider on a horse in full gallop track has to pass the length of 160 m, (tolerated during up to 12 seconds) and tries to spear hit the center of a small circle of iron, which is called the "Alka", which is located at a height of around 3.2 m above the ground.

It is held every year in the first week of August. This is a must see for turist whick are in the vicinity of city of Sinj. The car distance from Split is about 1 hour drive.

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