If you are curious to see what the real-life King’s Landing looks like, follow this list of top Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik!
Even though the last episode of Game of Thrones aired in May this year, the popularity of this series changed the city of Dubrovnik forever. Ultimately, it helped Dubrovnik become a must-see destination for any true Game of Thrones fan (yes, even after the final season :D).
Our GOT recommendations will take you to see where Queen Cersei walked her famous Walk of Shame; where the Battle of Blackwater took place or where The Mountain killed our beloved Oberyn Martell… Stand where Queen Daenerys stood, explore the venue for King Jeoffrey’s Purple Wedding, visit the Kingdom of Qarth or see where the Starks said their goodbyes to Jon Snow.
TOP GAME OF THRONES FILMING LOCATIONS IN DUBROVNIK:
WARNING: THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES SERIES
2. Dubrovnik (King's Landing) City Walls
Dubrovnik city walls are a must-see for any person visiting Dubrovnik. However, we suggest you to kill two birds with one stone since Dubrovnik city walls were used as a filming location in almost every season of the series.
Most popular spots were three forts: Bokar, Lovrijenac and Minčeta.
Fort Lovrijenac (the Red Keep)
Fort Lovrijenac was the place where the Lannisters hosted a tourney on king Jeoffrey’s name day. Furthermore, it was a place where Bronn proclaimed his loyalty to Tyrion, where Cersei blackmailed a lot of people, and where schemes and plotting against Tyrells started.
Because fort Bokar overlooks the Blackwater Bay, it was the place where Tyrion and Varys tried to think of the best strategy to defend King’s Landing in the Battle of Blackwater. Moreover, it was featured in the scene where king Tommen had a lovely one-on-one chat with his mother, and it was also where Loras Tyrell was arrested for his “perverse behaviour”. Finally, in the last season, it was the spot where Cersei found out that the White Walkers have managed to breach through the Wall.
Fort Minčeta was used in two scenes. The first one was the scene where Daenerys came to the House of Undying to look for her stolen dragons. The second one was when Jon Snow was released from prison for killing Daenerys in the final season.
You need a ticket to enter the city walls.
However, we suggest that you buy a Dubrovnik Card because it costs just a tiny bit more, but it gets you a “hall pass” for many sites, museums and even local transport (so you actually save money in the long run).
It also gets you a 20% discount for the Game of Thrones-themed escape room!
3. Pile Bay + Beach
Pile Bay and the nearby beach were probably the most used locations in the Game of Thrones series.
Pile Bay is actually the Blackwater Bay. It is also the place where princess Myrcella set sail to Dorne and where Sansa and Shae were having a conversation while watching ships. Additionally, this was the spot where Cersei was waiting for Myrcella’s return from Dorne, and where Jon Snow said his goodbyes to Arya, Sansa and Bran.
In case you want to linger there for a while and enjoy the monumental view of the bay, go to one of the two nearby cafes – Dubravka or The Kop.
ADVICE FOR VISITING GAME OF THRONES FILMING LOCATIONS IN DUBROVNIK:
- Wear comfortable clothing, and shoes appropriate for walking.
- Bring a water bottle or any other beverages and snacks (just in case).
- Use sun protection (SPF, sunglasses, hat etc.)
- Bring a camera to recreate scenes from the show.
- Do not cram your visit to all the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik from this list in one day. Rather, take your time to experience the true beauty of King’s Landing. See why George R.R. Martin fell in love with this town in the first place!