King’s Landing Tour in Dubrovnik
King’s Landing: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing, the fictional city in the Game of Thrones television series. The series was based on the series of fantasy novels, “A Song of Ice and Fire” and distributed by HBO. For those who have seen the series and are passionate about it, a visit to Dubrovnik will become a beautiful déjà vu because of the way in which it was so well integrated into the setting of the series.
With a base such as that of Old Town of Dubrovnik, no special measures were necessary for scenery and special effects in order to play the fortified port city of King’s Landing, a stronghold of the Lannister family. Filming grandly exploits the large outer walls, fortifications built over time by human hands, as well as the narrow streets of the Old Town where several scenes happen during the course of the series.
There are other sites in the Old Town where Game of Thrones was filmed which includes the Pile and Ploce gate, the St. Dominika street, along the city walls includes the Bokar fortress and the Minceta Tower. The Old Town of Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th Century by refugees from Epidaurus in Greece and is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historical significance. As soon as you cross over the drawbridge and walk through the Pile Gate, you will find yourself entering an ancient city that is brimming with amazing architecture and surrounded by the Mediterranean on one side and amazing walls on the other.
Visitors to Dubrovnik can take a walk along the city walls that surrounds the Old Town. The walk takes a couple of hours and offers stunning views of the Dalmatian Coast and a bird’s eye view of the city. Lovrijenac Fortress is one of the sights that can be seen from the wall, it is an impressive structure built on an outcropping rock. It is located just outside the Western Wall of the Old Town and was featured in Game of Thrones.
For fans with a love of anything related to Game of Thrones come visit Dubrovnik. To experience it the best, it is important to take a guided tour with someone who not only knows the area but also knows Game of Thrones. At Tour the Game of Thrones, many of our tour guides were actually extras in the series and are huge fans as well. Their knowledge of the city they live in and their love of the show are an amazing combination. You will learn everything you didn’t know and then some!
To make the most of your visit to Dubrovnik and for the ultimate Game of Thrones experience, take a tour with professionals who will show you around and let you explore things you would never discover on your own. Tour the Game of Thrones and let us show you the places where all the wonderful scenes were shot in Dubrovnik.