The second part of the Game of Thrones Location Photos in Split take us to the Diocletian Palace, that is located in the old town center of Split. Unlike part one, where I showed stills from the show in comparison to the real life locations, the second time around I won't be able to do that, since these locations were used in the upcoming 5th Season of the show that will air in Spring 2015. So let your imagination run free on what they will come up with, with these locations.

This Palace is part of UNESCO's World Heritage List. The importance of the palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods, starting in the Roman period, which form the base of old Split. The palace is one of the most famous architectural and cultural buildings on the Croatian Adriatic coastline.

Our Travel to Split is made up of multiple parts. Other parts include:
Part One: Celebrating New Year's Eve in Split
Part Two: The Klis Fortress (Game of Thrones Location Photos 1)
Part Three: Diocletian Palace (Game of Thrones Location Photos 2)
Part Four: Visiting the Seaside Promenade
Part Five: Our Stay at the Radisson Blu Resort
Part Six: A Walk along the Winter Beach

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These old and narrow streets seem like something right out of Westeros, the fictional continent in Game of Thrones.

We arrived in the afternoon here. Walking down the streets gives you a real sense of the history of this place. The cobblestones on the walk paths, lead you to various sub streets of the old town. Almost like a maze, these corridors are connected to the outside world as well as the complex inner structure of this part of the city.

Although the original structure was modified in the Middle Ages, the alterations have only served to increase the allure of this fascinating site. The palace was built from lustrous white stone from the island of Brač, and construction lasted 10 years. Diocletian spared no expense, importing marble from Italy and Greece, and columns and sphinxes from Egypt.

After the Middle Ages the palace was virtually unknown in the West until the Scottish architect Robert Adam had the ruins surveyed and, with the aid of French artist and antiquary Charles-Louis Clérisseau and several draughtsmen, published Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmati.

We took a walk down the basement of the palace. In the 4th Season of Game of Thrones, they used some of the basement structures, for the scene where Daenerys Targaryen leaves her dragons behind, and supposedly, they used these chambers again in Season 5.

I hope you enjoyed these views of the Diocletian Palace in Split, and the mixture with the world of Game of Thrones.

In the third part of the Split series, we will move away from Game of Thrones, but we will still be exploring the city and the various sights that we saw on our journey there.

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