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Traditional 13th century pirate battle held in Omiš last evening.

19.08.2019. | Interesting news from tourism

Last night, the 13th reconstruction of the pirate battle took place in Omiš. The spectacle that “ignites” Omiš.



After the historical honour guard paraded, the highlight of the evening was the reconstruction of the pirate battle at 8.30pm. After that, a magnificent fireworks show was held. Finally there was a concert of the famous Croatian singer Mile Hrnić.







The event attracted more than 10,000 spectators, including foreign visitors. About 100 participants engaged in the re-enacted naval battle, which has become one of the most attractive events during the tourist season in Dalmatia.







In one segment of their history the pirates of Omiš ruled the Adriatic Sea. Every fleet feared their attack. They were particularly “fond” of the Venetian ships which they frequently intercepted along the route to their trading destinations. Indeed, Omiš was the only thorn in the side of Venice on its rise to world domination. Documents show that pirates of Omiš were building ships which remain unique in the history of the shipbuilding industry to this day. Needless to say, the folk of Omiš are very proud of them. With this manifestation - which also includes guests from Korčula – the “Moreška” Society of St. Cecily, and from the town of Klis – the “Uskoci” – they pay tribute to their history, and delight all those present. The event attracted at least 10,000 spectators, including foreign visitors. About 100 participants engaged in the reenacted naval battle, which has become one of the most attractive events during the tourist season in Dalmatia.











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SOURCE: TZG Omiš
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