GOT Locations in Croatia
Game of Thrones locations in Croatia
While there are numerous Game of Thrones filming locations across the globe, from Morocco and Spain to Northern Island and Iceland, it’s Croatia that is the setting of arguably the most iconic and important place in Westeros: King’s Landing.
One of the most well-known Game of Thrones locations came about after a dispute between the local government of Malta and the show’s production company during the end of season one. The scenes set in King’s Landing in Malta have since been filmed in Dubrovnik’s Old Town and a few other places around this ancient city.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is probably the most famous Game of Thrones location in the world. The setting of King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, it’s home to several different scenes from the series. This UNESCO World Heritage Site with its re-tiled roofs, massive city walls, and sheer coastal cliffs seem like it was made to be a capital city.
The Jesuit Staircase is a beautiful set of stairs just south of Gundulic Square leading up to the St. Ignatius Church. It’s in the very heart of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, a place that’s always busy and bustling, located near a market area. To film the Game of Thrones scenes, coffee places and other shops were temporarily closed. Even though the area is always full of life, it was even more crowded during filming times, when hundreds of extras filmed the streets. In the series, they are the stairs to the Great Sept of Baelor, which are the start of Cersei Lannister’s “Walk of Shame” in season 5. Cersei’s infamous procession actually took place at four different places in the Old Town but this is the most iconic one. The other three are St. Dominic Street, Od Margarite Street, and the Ploce Gate.
A visit to Dubrovnik, aka King’s Landing, is not complete without a walk on the enormous City Walls, which overlook the Adriatic Sea. The ramparts can be accessed via staircases found near the Pile Gate, the Ploce Gate, and the Maritime Museum. There is very little shade on the Walls so travelers should bring their own water, sun protection, and good walking shoes. A noteworthy Game of Thrones scene that took place on the Dubrovnik City Walls is Fort Bokar, part of the walls and is featured in season 2 as part of the Sea Wall of King’s Landing, overlooking Blackwater Bay. The number one scene filmed here was when Lord Varys and Tyrion Lannister discussed the best way to defend King’s Landing during attacks from the sea.
Various companies in Dubrovnik offer several guided city tours based on Game of Thrones locations used. One such company is Tour the Game of Thrones. If you are looking to explore more of Dubrovnik and the filming locations of Game of Thrones, visit the amazing team at Tour the Game of Thrones and learn about all things Game of Thrones related by experienced tour guides who are also big fans!
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