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[PHOTOS] Omiš Pirate Battle Attracts Big Crowd

Pirate Battle of Omiš (Photo: Gusarska Bitka Omiš/Pirate Battle Omiš)

A large crowd has turned on Friday night to watch the traditional Omiš Pirate Battle in the Dalmatian town of Omiš.

The event, which is one of the most attended tourist events in Dalmatia, was this year watched by locals and tourists from all corners of the globe.

The Omiš Pirate Battle has grown to become one of the traditional and most important cultural events of the summer season in the area of Omiš, and in Croatia. This unique event, which has been taking place for eleven years in a row in the Omiš City Port, is a re-enactment of the battle between the Omiš pirates and Venetians which took place in the 13th century.

Being based on historical events, the Pirate Battle contributes to the branding and promotion of Omiš as the pirate town.

Check out some photos from last night’s event.

(Photos: Nikola Vilic/Omiš Tourist Board)

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