Viewers of the TV series Game of Thrones will understand the thrill of visiting the real-world filming locations of its scenes set in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Roofs with orange terracotta tiles, impressive stone and wild seas, it seemed perfect posing as King's Landing with high-rising cliffs and a stunning ancient city wall overlooking the Adriatic sea (ie. Blackwater Bay in the series).
Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is a medium sized city situated on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. The late-medieval walled city has an exceptional Old Town with beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. In 1979, UNESCO included the old town of Dubrovnik in the list of World Heritage Sites.
One of the main tourist attractions of Dubrovnik is the Stradun (the main street in the Old Town) entirely made of white marble and with beautiful late-Renaissance houses on each side of street. Dubrovnik’s Stradun crosses the city from the Pile Gate on the west side to the Rector’s palace, the bell tower and Orlando’s column on the east side just beside the port. In the old port you can take a boat to the wooded island of Lokrum, just 500 metres away.
Other impressive monuments of Dubrovnik are St Blaise's church, Dubrovnik’s cathedral, the Sponza Palace, the Dominican monastery and the Franciscan monastery.
The steps of the Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing.
The most iconic scene in season five “Walk of Shame”, in which Cersei Lannister forced to walk naked through the streets of King's Landing begin at the top of the Jesuit Staircase. This beautiful and elegant Baroque stairs are located on the south side of Gundulic Square. The steps lead up to the Uz Jezuite Street, where are situated the Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius and two of Dubrovnik’s colleges, Collegium Ragusinum and Jesuit College.
Used in most of the market scenes in King's Landing.
Located near the Dominican monastery St. Dominic Street linking Ploče Gate with the main street, Stradun. Many Game of Thrones market scenes take place here. St. Dominic Street is where the Gold Cloaks kill one of King Robert’s illegitimate sons, it’s also where Tyrion and Bronn witness a protest speech in season two. In season five, Cersei Lannister will walk naked through this street, as a sign of penance.
The exterior of Littlefinger’s brothel.
This museum which containing folk costumes and textile handiwork is located in an old granary, which dates back to the 16th century. In this impressive building the Dubrovnik Republic kept all the state reserves of grain in deep silos carved out of stone called Rupe. The exterior of this museum doubles as the brothel of Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) where Tyrion Lannister meets Oberyn Martell in season four. The residential area close to the museum is also a place where the High Septon is forced to walk naked through the street by a group of Sparrows in season five.
Used as the Red Keep Gate.
The east entrance to the Old Town Dubrovnik, Ploče Gate are built in Romanesque style at the end of 14th century. Above the entrance of the Gate there is a statue of Sveti Vlaho, the patron saint of Dubrovnik. The gate consist of inner and outer section and incorporates a stone bridge. Cersei Lannister passing over this bridge and enters to the Red Keep after her walk of shame at the end of season five.
The residence of the Spice King in Qarth.
The scene in season two where Daenerys Targaryen asks the Spice King of Qarth for ships to take her army across the Narrow sea is shot in the external parts of Reactor's Palace. This palace was built in the late 15th century for the elected rector who governed Dubrovnik at the time. The palace includes the rector’s office, his private chambers, public halls, administrative offices, and even a dungeon. If you want to see more Qarth scenes you’ll need to take a trip to nearby Lokrum Island where they filmed several of the outdoor garden scenes.
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King's Landing Dubrovnik is an enthusiast website for viewers and fans of Game of Thrones, the television adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels, to find all the best filming locations in the City of Dubrovnik in Croatia. This web site is not in any way associated with the official Game of Thrones web site.
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