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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).


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With the help of a narrow upstream corridor along the river Cetina, 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 species as part of the Natura 2000 European ecological network.

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Modern aspects of farming and extensive land reclamation have changed the physiognomy of Sinjsko polje, reducing reed and rush beds to islets along artificial channels, substantially decreasing the number 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 appearances. 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 influences are reflected in Sinj’s cuisine. First of all there are Venetian-Mediterranean culinary traditions (such as luganige, unique sausages made into soup), followed by Austro-Hungarian and Central European influences (inevitable when preparing venison) and Ottoman (Middle Eastern) culinary influences apparent 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).

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The gastronomic offer on trails of Sinj 6


AEQUUM TRAIL (CYCLING TRAIL) Restaurant “Venezia” (Hrvace 4, Hrvace) In addition to a terrace and a large banquet hall, the restaurant has a tavern whose offer includes the specialties of Sinj’s gastronomy. The dishes prepared under the bell, on the hearth and grill are particularly interesting. Restaurant “Vreba” (Hrvace) The restaurant owned by the alkar family 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 restaurant, 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 manifestation in Panj, Pastrvijada, was organised in honour of trout. Restaurant “Bila noc” (Stipe Marunica, Karakasica 4, Karakasica) The restaurant offers traditional Sinj cuisine such as spit-roasted lamb, breaded frogs and frog stew, smoked ham and cheese, crabs, trout and so on.

ORLOVA TRAIL (CYCLING TRAIL) Restaurant at Hotel “Alkar” (Vrlicka 50, Sinj) The restaurant offers readymade dishes such as stuffed peppers (when in season), arambasici, pasticada. Restaurant “Vila Rustika” (Put Radosica, Sinj)

OTHER INTERESTING GASTRONOMIC ADDRESSES IN SINJ Restaurant “Dubrovnik” (Domovinskog rata 65, Sinj) One of the most lasting restaurants in town, whose offer includes local gastronomic icons.

In addition to a variety of pizzas, the restaurant offers the traditional selection of smoked ham and cheese, traditional dishes from Sinj (such as arambasici, frogs and grilled meat, pulestar (cock) “na leso” or under the bell, homemade sausages and kostradina with sauerkraut), as well as traditional Dalmatian cuisine (such as pasticada).

Family farm “Jukic” (Otok)

SINJSKA TRAIL (MOUNTAIN TRAIL)

RECEPTI

Tavern “Ispod ure” (Ante Mažurin, Istarska 4, Sinj)

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 Byzantium. Turkish origin is also seen in the name of the dish – arambasici – named after harambasa, which is a Turkish word for bandit leader.

The restaurant known as the “Ispod ure” tavern is situated in the centre of town beneath the large town clock at Kamicak, near the parish church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, the market and Alkarski 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 breaded frogs, freshwater crabs and trout. It is famous for its arambasici.

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 (panceta), homemade sausage and salami.

Sinj arambaši

PREPARATION: 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 cinnamon 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 (prosciutto) 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 tablespoon of tomato paste (tomato puree) mixed with water, some prosciutto or suđuk (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.

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Cetina Trail (cycling and cavalry trail)


Odžaci

Balajići Balajić -Marmun

Pavišići Pletikosići

Kekez

Matići

Jerkani

Šošići

VRLIKA - 32 km

P l i š i v i c a

Pletikosić

Runjići

Domerovići

Potročan

Efendići

Marendići

Zorica

O B R O VAC SINJSKI

Markovići

D. Žmirić Baraći

Čovo

Mijić

Matići

D. Grčići

Milan

Mostina

Galzina

Cetina Vrdoljak Bikići

Marići

Vidići Baraći

Abram

Balajići

Izvor Kosinac

Jagnjići Mravci Jelovići

Šušnjarići

Kulići Brčići

G. Bilići Sladoje

Batarelo

Boškovići

Krivić Stipanovići

Ćurkovići

Čovići Đipalo - Ban

Boko

Jandreci

GALA

Šolto

Vojkovići

Munivrane

Radići

Bafarelo

Borkovići

Bašići

Stupalo

Vukovići

Poljak

Đapić

Tomaševići

Labrovići

Jadrijevići

Suhač

Bulji

Milanovići

Čurlini

Dolići

Bogdani

Đipalo

Vučemili

Klarići

Masnići

Čovići

Šimci

Marasi

Pavića - klanac

Malora

SINJ

Pavići

Romci Milanovići

Romci Milanovići

Šimunovići

Jelinčići

Ljubičići

Modrići

Mihoć Batlan

RADOŠIĆ

Hipodrom

Macani Pavići

Crkva - Church Muzej - Museum

Jukići

Živinići

Čovići

Utvrda - Fort

Veliki Most

Pavičići Hristići

Vuletići Budimir

Rimske ruševine - Roman ruins Gaj Liberije

Vučkovići

Šabići

Malbaša

Panza

Hajdukovići

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Sušići

OTOK

Katići

S i

BRNAZE Jagnjići

Miluni

Radošić

Virić

Brčići Smoljići

Bašići

Mažurin

V

Banići Glavičica

Marići

Župići

Info centar - Info center Kušaona - Gustation

Radovići

Križanac

Jurkovići Čarići

Gugići

Kevići Eleći Jelašci

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Vugdelići

Grgetići

j s

Mandaci

Smještaj - Accommodation

k o

Benzinska crpka - Gas station Mlin - Watermill Bazen - Swimming pool

Gunjača

Bilokapići Džaja UDOVIČIĆ

Kukuzovac Maretići Zebići

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Klarići

o l

Ćukušići

Bralići

Rožani Klarić - Kukuz

Nerlovići

Ribolov - Fishing Odmorište - Picnic spot

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Milun Podrug Vidišice

Perići Vlastelice

Jahanje - Equitation

“Gospodarska zona Kukuzovac” Kokan

Stare Kuće

Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield Nogometni teren - Football field

Kovačevići

TURJACI

Budimir - Bekan

Podrug Stojanci

SPLIT - 25 km

Perkovići

Rusić

Žuro

SUŠCI

Mirkovići

Čeline Mojanka

Zaljutci

Teniski teren - Tenis court

Grgići

Mirčeta

Lucići

Džolići

PRISOJE

Č e m

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Bučani

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Izrada: Darko Štefanec , Ivan Štefanec 2014

Kalina

Dodig

Kovačević

tin Ce

KRAJ

Vidikovac - Viewpoint Česma - Fountain Izvor - Spring

Han

Runja

Mandžukići

LUČANE

Bani

Vitići Petričevići

G. Grčići

Smoljčići Dipalo

Tokić

Stara mostina

Nova mostina

Barać - Muša

Baraći

Žigići

Bilobrci

JASENSKO

Runje

Vidići

Žanci

Tendžera

KARAKAŠICA

Kažimiri KOŠUTE Žurići Bakići

Postrana Dukići

Gvozdeni Most

Brodarić

Gubavica Šipić

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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, pastoral 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)


Čavkune

Kovačevina

VRLIKA - 28 km

Hrgovići

Lovrići

Ćurkovići Vukušići S AT R I Ć

Značajni krajobraz “Rumin”

Radani

RUMIN

Markulin Panj

D. Alebići

Priorice

Ronići Kranci

Most na Panju

Šimleše

Cetina

Klanac

Vardići

G. Alebići

Banovići

Marunice

Čugura

Galići

Lončari

Vukmani

Matasi

Radani

Soldići

Bošnjaci

Penići

Džakići

H r v a t a č k o p o l j e

Bošnjaci

Paladini Doljani

Barići

Šarići

H R VAC E

Miloši

Jurele Lovrići

Božinovići

BAJAGIĆ

Krivići Mušterići

Šarići

Cvitkovići

Bakovići

Kelave

Damjanovići

Cvitkovići Izvor Vojskova

Ivandići

Kodžomani Odžaci

Baraći

Armandi

Hrvace

Krinj

Pletikosići

Matići Zorica

Balajići

Aequum

Pavišići

Kekez izletište Podastrana

D. Baraći

Maganjići

Lovrići

Balajić -Marmun

Potročan

Jerkani

Šošići

Utvrda - Fort

Vrdoljak

Benzinska crpka - Gas station

Žigići

Mlin - Watermill

Dipalo

Bilobrci Vitići Stara mostina Izvor Kosinac

Abram

Balajići

Most na Hanu

Šušnjarići

Stipanovići

Ćurkovići

Borkovići

Boko

Bašići

Stupalo Bulji

Vukovići

Đapić

GALA

Šolto

Poljak

Labrovići

Jadrijevići

Suhač

Milanovići

Čurlini

Bani

Dolići

Bogdani

Nogometni teren - Football field

Vučemili

Klarići

Teniski teren - Tenis court

Pavića - klanac

Vidikovac - Viewpoint

Kulići

Krivić

Čovići Đipalo - Ban Radići

Jelovići Boškovići

G. Bilići

Batarelo

Petričevići Jagnjići Mravci

Runja

Mandžukići

Sladoje

Han

G. Grčići Barać - Muša

Baraći

Zaštićeni krajobraz “Sutina”

Jahanje - Equitation Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

Vidići Baraći

LUČANE

Odmorište - Picnic spot

Milan

Mostina

Galzina

Nova mostina

Bikići

Marići

Smoljčići

Tokić

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JASENSKO

Runje

Vidići

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D. Grčići

Žanci

Tendžera

Ce t

KARAKAŠICA

Rimske ruševine - Roman ruins

Ribolov - Fishing

Baraći

Matići

Crkva - Church Kušaona - Gustation

O B R O VAC SINJSKI

Markovići

D. Žmirić

Čovo

Efendići

Marendići

ČITLUK

Mijić

Runjići

Domerovići

Šimci

SINJ

Čovići

Modrići

Marasi

Romci

Romci Milanovići

Malora Pavići

Masnići

Ljubičići

Jelinčići Izrada: Darko Štefanec , Ivan Štefanec 2014

Čovići

Izvor - Spring

RADOŠIĆ Pavići

Macani

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

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(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 midfirst century. The settlement has a rectangular layout and was fortified by bulwarks with a newer square part on the east side. The city gates in the south were fortified 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 monumental 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 downstream 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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(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 current 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. Several graves from the early Middle Ages found near the church (in today’s cemetery) have been examined and produced various findings (ceramic pots, knives, arrows, spears and spurs), which are now kept in the Museum of the Cetinska Krajina Region and the Archaeological Collection 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 century. It was built on five arches and inside were five mills that operated on the principle of vertical wheels. The miller’s residential building is next to the mill, but its original appearance has been lost through renovations.


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Orlova Trail (cycling trail)


Gašpari

Planinarski dom “Orlove stine”

Lijići

j

D. Đapići

Stojići

Kovačevina

Hrgovići Vukušići

a

Lovrići

Ćurkovići

Rožići

a

Dadići

Čavkune Prolići

Primorci

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Žarko

Prolići

Knezovići Majići

Knezovići

i

Peruća

VRLIKA - 29 km

P OT R AV L J E D. Kunci

v

Kužnjak

Pipići

Budići

S

Ivandići

D. Buljani

Babići

Bobeta

S AT R I Ć

D. Alebići

Radani

RUMIN

Markulin Panj

Priorice

Značajni krajobraz “Rumin”

Ronići Kranci

Domazeti

Šimleše

Cetina

Klanac

G. Alebići

Vardići

Banovići

Marunice

Čugura

Galići

Lončari

Bošnjaci

Vukmani

Matasi

Radani

Soldići

Penići

Džakići

H r v a t a č k o p o l j e

Bošnjaci

Paladini Doljani

Šarići

H R VAC E

Barići

Miloši

Jurele Lovrići

Božinovići

Mušterići

Utvrda - Fort

Delaši

BAJAGIĆ

Krivići

Šarići

Cvitkovići

Jukići

Bakovići

Kelave ČITLUK

Cvitkovići

Damjanovići

Domazeti

Crkva - Church

Lađa

Ivandići

Kodžomani Tešija

Muzej - Museum

Baraći

Armandi

ZELOVO

Odžaci

Gornji Muslimi

Lovrići

Rimske ruševine - Roman ruins

G. Bulić

Balajići

Pavišići

Kekez Pletikosići

Jelavići

Matići Zorica

Šunići

P l i š i v i c a

Marovići

Šošići

Jerkani

Baraći

Efendići

Marendići

O B R O VAC SINJSKI

Markovići

D. Žmirić

Čovo

Mijić

Balajić -Marmun

Runjići

Domerovići

Potročan

Izletište Podastrana

Gabrići

Gaj Liberije

D. Baraći

Maganjići

Hrvace

Baraći

Tendžera

KARAKAŠICA Matići

Info centar - Info center

Vrdoljak

ZELOVO SUTINSKO

Kokani

Abram

Šušnjarići G. Bilići Sladoje

Batarelo

Borkovići

Paštri

Zaštićeni krajobraz “Sutina”

Pekići

Šolto

Stupalo

Vukovići

Poljak

Labrovići

Jadrijevići

Suhač

Đapić

Bani

Matende

Boko

Bašići

Bulji

Kuduzi

Stipanovići

Ćurkovići

Radići

Bafarelo

Milanovići

Čurlini

Dolići

Bogdani

Đipalo

Vučemili

Klarići

Masnići

Čovići

Šimci

Marasi

Jurići

Mijići

Stričevići

Jelinčići

Ljubičići

Modrići

Macani Pavići

Pavičići Hristići

Mijići

Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

Malora

RADOŠIĆ SUTINA

Jahanje - Equitation

SINJ

Pavići

Čovići

Jurići

Romci

Romci Milanovići

Pavića - klanac

Odmorište - Picnic spot

S

Šolići

i

Budimir

Marasovići

Vučkovići

Šabići

n j s

Čuci

k

Marići

Župići

Kraljići

o

Mandaci

Mažurin

Teniski teren - Tenis court

Izvor - Spring

Krivić

Čovići Đipalo - Ban

Ribolov - Fishing

Česma - Fountain

Runja

Mandžukići

LUČANE Tokić

Pekići

Bazen - Swimming pool

Vidikovac - Viewpoint

Balajići

Smoljčići Dipalo

Benzinska crpka - Gas station

Nogometni teren - Football field

G. Grčići Barać - Muša

Baraći

Žigići

Bikići

Marići

Vidići Baraći

Vidići

Tokići

Sklonište - Shelter

Bilobrci

JASENSKO

Runje

Beare

Kušaona - Gustation

Mlin - Watermill

Mostina

Galzina Cetina

Jeličići

Smještaj - Accommodation

D. Grčići

Gornja Mala

Pod Glavicom

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Hajdukovići

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NEORIĆ

Mirt

Donja Mala Sarići

Radošić

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Malbaša

Panza

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BRNAZE Jagnjići

Miluni

Radovići

Križanac

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Jurkovići Čarići

Gugići

Izrada: Darko Štefanec , Ivan Štefanec 2014

Krivi Dolac

SPLIT - 34 km Zubani

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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 depicting 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 1970’s. There was once a small church at the same site, built in the eighteenth century by immigrants from Herzegovina. (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 renovated in the 1980’s. (T057) GRADINA Above the Jukici hamlet there is a small prehistoric fortified town fortified by drywall bulwarks (today’s ramparts) in the south and west. There are several wells and a small cave at the foot of the town. Many fragments of prehistoric pottery can be found in the cave and the fortified town itself.U pećini i na samoj gradini nalazimo dosta ulomaka prapovijesne keramike. 18


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Sinjska Trail (mountain trail)


Dipalo Krivić

Sladoje Tokić

SPLIT - 35 km

LUČANE Batarelo

Ćurkovići

Čovići Đipalo - Ban Radići

Bafarelo

Borkovići

Boko

Bašići

Stupalo

Zaštićeni krajobraz “Sutina”

Vukovići

Đapić

Bani

Čurlini Bogdani

Đipalo

Vučemili

Klarići Pavića - klanac

Utvrda - Fort

Mijići

Čovići

Šimci

Malora Modrići

SINJ

Pavići

Čovići RADOŠIĆ

Crkva - Church Muzej - Museum Rimske ruševine - Roman ruins Gaj Liberije

Poljak

Suhač

Bulji

Macani Pavići

Pavičići Hristići

Mijići

Budimir

Vučkovići

Šabići

Info centar - Info center Kušaona - Gustation

Marići

Župići

Smještaj - Accommodation

Mažurin

Benzinska crpka - Gas station V

Mlin - Watermill Sklonište - Shelter

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Malbaša

Panza

Hajdukovići

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Bazen - Swimming pool

Radošić

BRNAZE Miluni

Radovići

Križanac

Ribolov - Fishing Odmorište - Picnic spot

Čarići

Gugići

Jahanje - Equitation Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield Nogometni teren - Football field Klarići Kukuzovac

Teniski teren - Tenis court Vidikovac - Viewpoint Česma - Fountain Izvor - Spring

Maretići Izrada: Darko Štefanec , Ivan Štefanec 2014

Zebići

Bralići Klarić - Kukuz

Nerlovići Milun

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Podrug

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In the hilly area between Sutina and Visoka, west of the town of Sinj, the circular bike trail has been designed. Its demanding 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 undisclosed, 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 landscape of the Cetina region. The mentioned race goes along the river Cetina, river canyon Sutina, unique, wild landscape in part of Kamešnica and Dinara and is finally ending in the in the city of Sinj. The competitors 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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Plišivica Trail (walking trail)


Doljani

Barići

H R VAC E Lovrići

Jurele

VRLIKA - 31 km

Božinovići

Miloši Krivići

Mušterići Delaši

Šarići

Cvitkovići

Jukići

Kelave ČITLUK

Cvitkovići Domazeti Lađa

Armandi

ZELOVO Ivandići

Kodžomani Odžaci

Lovrići

Maganjići

Hrvace Pavišići

Kekez Pletikosići

Jelavići

Matići Zorica

Marovići Gabrići

Domerovići

Potročan

Jerkani

Šošići

Izletište Podastrana

P l i š i v i c a

Baraći

Markovići

D. Žmirić

Čovo

Mijić

Baraći KARAKAŠICA

Matići Jeličići

Utvrda - Fort Crkva - Church Muzej - Museum

ZELOVO SUTINSKO

G. Grčići Barać - Muša

Baraći

Abram

Mandžukići

Žigići

Bikići

Marići

Vidići Baraći

Vidići Kokani

JASENSKO

Runje

Beare

Balajići

Runja Šušnjarići

Smoljčići Dipalo

Rimske ruševine - Roman ruins Gaj Liberije

G. Bilići Sladoje

LUČANE Tokić

Info centar - Info center Kušaona - Gustation

Batarelo

Ćurkovići

Radići

Borkovići

Boko Vukovići

Bašići

Stupalo

Poljak Suhač

Bulji

Zaštićeni krajobraz “Sutina”

Benzinska crpka - Gas station

Krivić

Čovići Đipalo - Ban

Bafarelo

Smještaj - Accommodation

Bani

Čurlini Bogdani

Đipalo

Vučemili

Klarići Pavića - klanac

Bazen - Swimming pool

Jurići

Ribolov - Fishing Odmorište - Picnic spot

Jadrijevići

Đapić

Mlin - Watermill Sklonište - Shelter Mijići

Čovići

Šimci

Malora

SINJ

Pavići

Čovići

Modrići

Romci

Ljubičići

RADOŠIĆ Macani

SUTINA

Jahanje - Equitation Sportski aerodrom - Sports airfield

D. Grčići

Vrdoljak

Pavići

Pavičići Hristići

Mijići Šolići

Budimir

Vučkovići

Šabići

Nogometni teren - Football field Teniski teren - Tenis court Vidikovac - Viewpoint Česma - Fountain Izvor - Spring

Marići

Župići

Kraljići Mažurin

Panza BRNAZE

Izrada: Darko Štefanec , Ivan Štefanec 2014

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Hajdukovići

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Jagnjići

SPLIT - 33 km

a Radošić Miluni Križanac

Jurkovići

Radovići Čarići

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(T028) THE TOWN OF SINJ 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 Dalmatian area that stands out as a continuous settlement since the prehistoric times and antiquity to the present day. The administrative 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.

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 important 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

This is also where the prehistoric and ancient 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 order to provide better defence for the Cetina

Trogir’s municipal engineer. To commemorate the glorious victory of Sinj over the Turks in 1715, the Sinjska alka was established in Sinj. According to the Treaty of Požarevac 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

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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. Plebeian residential and commercial houses were built with mudstone. In the second half of the nineteenth century, during the second 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 krajina. 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 written documents in the fourteenth century. It is a haven for the plebs and soldiers during the Turkish invasions, it guarded and protected the weak and resisted the invaders. In its centre was the church of St Michael,

where, on the altar of St Barbara, the Franciscans from Rama laid the precious and miraculous image of Our Lady of Mercy. With the intercession of Rev Pavao Vuckovic, 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 invasions, 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 earthquake in 1986. The church, which is now the city, was built in the 1887, on the bicentennial anniversary of the arrival of the Cetina people from Rama. It symbolises the covenant, solid alliance and loyalty, which have tied the Cetina people to the Mother of God for centuries. In honour of its eternal heavenly patroness, the people of Sinj erected a bronze statue of Our Lady of Sinj, work of Josip Marinovic, in 2008. There are 14 Stations of the Cross along the road leading from the


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 anniversary celebration of the defence of Sinj. In the nineteenth century there was a cemetery built at the foot of the hill, where the church of St Francis was located. The Kamicak Fort One of the most picturesque and striking symbols of Sinj is located in the city centre,

west side. Kamicak got its current appearance in the 1890’s, when it was walled and wooded with pine trees. There is a tower at the fort, which used to serve as a watchtower, 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 foundry 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 Crucifixion and St George slaying the dragon. The year MDCCCXXVIII (1828) and the name of its maker, Opera di Giovanni Colbachini 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

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 barracks), today’s Alkarski dvori, on the south-

The church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj dominates the city’s 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 occupied 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 influence on Sinj in 1715 forever freed it from the Turkish authorities. As a sign of their gratitude, in 1716 the people of Sinj crowned the image with a golden crown, which says IN PERPETUUM CORONATA TRIUMPHAT - 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

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 Blessed 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 Venerable Ante Antic, all works of painter Ivan Grgat. Mosaics and stained-glass window 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. Today’s bell tower with four new bells is 43.5 metres tall and was completed 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 Franciscan monastery in Sinj is one of the oldest and most valuable collections in Croatia. It was established in 1860 through the diligence and zeal of Rev Ante Konstantin Matas, a great humanist and reformer, director of the Franciscan Gymnasium in Sinj. Its establishment was driven by the finding 27


of the head of Heracles in the Citluk area, ancient Aequum, an extremely fertile archaeological site. The collection includes objects found mostly in the area of Sinj. In addition to the head of Heracles, the collection includes a number of valuable exhibits such as the lower half of the statue of an emperor assumed to be Claudius I, because 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 research and presenting the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Cetina region. The museum includes archaeological, numismatic, cultural, historical, ethnographic and natural history collections, a collection of weapons, photographs and photographic equipment, documents, postcards, posters and an art collection mostly consisting of artists from the Cetina region. There are stone monuments from different eras exhibited in the open air lapidary and on the museum’s ground floor. Ancient monuments with rich architectural decorations, altars dedicated to Roman gods and tombstones from Rudusa from the first century 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 museum’s various sculptures. Tripalo Palace It was built in the 19th century, in the very centre of Sinj, near the Church of the Mi28

raculous Madonna of Sinj. It was owned by the Tripalo family, a reputable Sinj family and provides a valuable example of a residential 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 given 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 Tripalo It 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 entrance 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 Dalmatian hinterland it has been open since the academic year 1838/1839 and the unification 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 accredited school as the “Javno vise hervatsko gimnazije u Sinju pod upravom oo. franjevaca Prisv. Odkupitelja”. It is also the first high school in southern Croatia where classes were taught in Croatian.

Kvartiri (Cavalry Barracks) - Alkarski Dvori The name kvartiri (French quartier - lodging, 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 fortress 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 expanded 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 eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century was conducted. The architectural bases of the south tower, reservoirs, and a rainwater canal system, the remains of paving,

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 Horseback One 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 eastern entrance to the city. History remembers


Rev Pavao Vuckovic as the leader of the Rama people and Franciscans who fled from the Turks in 1687 and, aided by the intercession of the image of Our Lady of Mercy, 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 emphasized symbolism it represents three men holding the alka with their arms outstretched. They are dressed in the traditional attire of Sinj. The Bust of Dinko Simunovic It was made by Ivan Mestrovic in 1932 in honour of the special edition of Simunic’s “Alka Knight”. Simunovic was gravely ill and penniless at the time, and a group of prominent artists launched a reissue of the “Alka Knight”. The list of people who worked on the reissue includes the following: Vilko Gecan, Joza Kljakovic, Fran Krsinic, Omer Mujadžic, Vanja Radaus and Marijan Trepse. The cover was made by Miroslav Kirin. “The vast Sinjsko polje seemed even grander 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

bluer and bluer still, peaking immobile behind 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 Roman boy Gaius Laberius holding a sphere decorated with a net of hexagons, the symbol 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 contains 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 rounded up by a frieze depicting a kantharos (a large vase with two handles), a dolphin and the Medusa’s 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 lion’s 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 associated 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 “Archaeology and Football”. FIFA claimed that the Sinj discovery was a bit of information of great importance both for archaeology and football fans (Dalmatae vs Romans).

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ITALIAN SQUILL

MAIDEN PINK

The Italian squill (Chouardia litardierei) is a herbaceous plant with a perennial bulb. Its stem is up to 30 cm tall with a thick, cluster 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.

The maiden pink (Dianthus deltoides), from the family of carnations (Caryophyllaceae) is a perennial bush-type plant with shoots up to 50 cm tall and often woody at the bottom. Its leaves are simple, circumferential 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 flowers, the maiden pink is often used as an ornamental plant for landscaping the area around buildings found on mountains, particularly those with soils with a greater proportion of silicate.

AUTUMN CROCUS

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The autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale) is a plant from the family of lilies (Liliaceae). 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 saffron blooms in early spring.


WILD BOAR Wild 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

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 omnivorous, meaning that in addition to plant

food, mostly underground plant parts, they eat animals they catch, as well as carcasses. Their propagation takes place in winter, 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 difficult to spot for potential predators. They become independent at approximately seven months. EUROPEAN HARE

Fauna

The European hare (Lepus europaeus), 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.

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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 Rumin 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 variety. Together with the changing vegetation the habitat types and species that inhabit them change as well - on the rocks of the canyon live the falcon, Eurasian eagle-owl and raven, at the foot of

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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 exceptional bit of nature is included in one of the longest and most beautiful sections of the MedPaths project.


The Sutina Canyon

The area of the source and canyon of the torrential stream Sutina, a total area of 4.63 km2, is protected as an important landscape. The unusually picturesque landscape and the richness of its well-preserved 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 limestone and dolomite rock canyons, rocky terrain with typical shrub vegetation consisting 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 terrestrial animals, while the waters of the Sutina and lakes that remain in the canyon even during dry periods are inhabited by several species of amphibians, frogs and salamanders, fish and crabs. The buzzard, hawk, grey wagtail, bee-eater, black woodpecker, rock partridge, wall lizard, 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.

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