The Game of Thrones production team used the island of Lokrum as a stand-in for the city of Qarth near the Jade Sea, which is visited by Daenerys Targaryen in season two. Some of the garden scenes were filmed in the botanical gardens on Lokrum and in the Former Benedictine monastery.
Lokrum island covers 72 hectares and is located on the eastern Croatian coast, near the city of Dubrovnik. About 15 minutes is needed to get there by taxi-boat which runs from the old city harbour.
At the island's highest point at 96 metres (315 feet) above sea level stands Fort Royal Castle, which was built by the French in 1806. The climb to the fort is quite steep, but once there the views of Dubrovnik and the coastline are quite spectacular.
Lokrum's special attraction, a small lake called Mrtvo More (Dead Sea), is a unique lake linked with the sea. Crystal clear and calm, it is suitable for bathing and is a favourite resort for many visitors. Nearby there is a deserted Benedictine monastery, founded in 1023, and later deserted in 1798. The Austrian archduke Maximillian Ferdinand built a luxurious residence on the island in 1859, on the ruins of the old Benedictine monastery.
Today Lokrum is a Nature Reserve and a Special Forest Vegetation Reserve and is inhabited by families of peacocks that were introduced to the island in the 19th century by the Austrian archduke Maximilian.
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