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For fans of "Game of Thrones," Klis Fortress, which towers over Split on a limestone cliff, is a must-see. In season four of the hit show, the fortress served as Meereen – the site where the character Daenerys Targaryen crucified evil slave masters. But this medieval castle has its own interesting, at times bloody, history. Believed to be established in the second century, this Croatian stronghold experienced consistent attacks from various peoples, including the Romans, the Turks and the Venetians. 

Travelers are awe-struck by the structure's amazing views and location, not to mention the fortress itself, which visitors can see on a self-guided tour. However, most also recommend watching your step as there are some dangerous drops that aren't barricaded. In fact, some recent visitors suggest not bringing children here since there are many areas where little ones could fall and get hurt. 

Klis Fortress is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, and admission costs 40 kuna (about $6.50) for adults and 15 kuna (around $2.50) for kids. Among the ruins, you'll find a small church and a few exhibits showcasing artifacts, such as solider uniforms and ancient weapons. The fortress is located about 10 miles northeast of the city center. At the base of the fortress, there is a small parking area where you'll find a convenience store and cafe. For more information, visit the structure's website.

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