Dubrovnik As A Filming Location For Many
Game of Thrones wasn’t the only film hosted by Dubrovnik as a filming location
In 2017, Dubrovnik got even more popular with tourists. The Croatian city had a starring role in the Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, as the filming location for Canto Bight. Even though Dubrovnik made a brief appearance in the film, it was memorable. It served as Canto Bight, a casino city introduced to the space saga in the 2017 feature. The fictional city, a playground for the galaxy far, far away’s gamblers, war profiteers and the ultra rich, is situated by a large artificial ocean on the desert planet Cantonica in the Outer Rim.
Canto Bight plays a small, but crucial role in the saga’s ongoing war between the First Order and the rebels when Resistance members Finn, Rose, and BB-8 travel there to recruit a codebreaker to help them disable the First Order’s hyperspace tracker and save the day.
The main chase sequence was filmed on Stradun, the main street of the Dubrovnik Old Town, and at several other locations in the vicinity, including the Walls of Dubrovnik near Minceta Tower, the square next to Revelin Fortress, Banje Beach and a narrow street leading to the Dubrovnik Maritime Museum and Aquarium.
For the duration of the shoot, Dubrovnik’s streets and landmark were modified to look even more unworldly, props and green screens could be seen on every corner of the Old Town, and the space horse was parked near the Dubrovnik Cathedral. While the set designers augmented a section of Stradun, the street remains recognizable in the film, as does Banje Beach, which can be made out toward the end of Rose and Finn’s escape sequence.
The posh casino planet is the Star Wars version of Monaco. It was shot in the walled city of Dubrovnik, which was also used as the filming location for King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. King’s Landing, filmed on location in Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town, has been one of the most prominent locations in the fantasy drama since its first season. Game of Throne’s popularity reinforced Dubrovnik’s reputation as a top tourist destination. The picturesque city on the Mediterranean coast is perfect for filming scenes by the sea.
Terracotta roofs of the houses are shown in the show as characters look over the city, while matriarch Olenna Tyrell’s secluded quarters were also right by the sea in Dubrovnik. The Mineeta Tower, the highest point in the city, was also used as the walls of the House Of The Undying.
The city is also rumored to be one of the filming locations for the new James Bond film. With all of this Hollywood action going on, there is more reason to visit this amazing city and take a tour to see where all the action has taken place. The best way to do this is by taking a tour with the company, Tour the Game of Thrones.