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At Diocletian's Palace HDR

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Diocletian's Palace (Croatian: Dioklecijanova palača, pronounced [diɔklɛt͡sijǎːnɔʋa pǎlat͡ʃa]) is a building in Split, Croatia, that was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD. Diocletian built the massive palace in preparation for his retirement on 1 May 305 AD. It lies in a bay on the south side of a short peninsula running out from the Dalmatian coast, four miles from Salona, the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The terrain slopes gently seaward and is typical karst, consisting of low limestone ridges running east to west with marl in the clefts between them.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Croatia


A: Vestibul

door Darko Rom, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Vestibul in Diocletian palace


B: ethnography museum

door Darko Rom, 10 hier vandaan

ethnography museum

D: Diocletian palace

door Darko Rom, 20 hier vandaan

Diocletian palace

E: Split, Diocletian's Palace

door Atila Bezdan, 30 hier vandaan

Split, Diocletian's Palace

F: Diocletian palace

door Darko Rom, 30 hier vandaan

Diocletian palace

G: View over Split

door Armin Leuprecht, 40 hier vandaan

View over Split

H: Cathedral of Split

door Armin Leuprecht, 50 hier vandaan

Cathedral of Split

I: St. Duje Cathedral

door Igor Adamec, 50 hier vandaan

Cathedral of St. Duje in Split

St. Duje Cathedral

J: Diocletian palace

door Darko Rom, 50 hier vandaan

Diocletian palace

Dit panorama is genomen in Croatia, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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