Game of Thrones took the world by storm, creating unforgettable moments and iconic characters. What made it even more magical were the real-world locations, with Dubrovnik’s stunning scenery standing out.
Join us as we explore some of our favorite Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic. And remember, you can explore these sites in the company of an expert local guide with our Private Game of Thrones City Tour.
Perched on a towering rock, Fort Lovrijenac is more than just a fortress; it’s a testament to Dubrovnik’s medieval power. To fans, it’s the Red Keep, the heart of King’s Landing, where plots twisted and thickened and power was contested.
Wander its ancient halls, and you’ll feel the whispers of Lannisters and Baratheons around you.
Tip: Visit in the late afternoon for a breathtaking view of the sunset against the fort’s imposing walls.
Pile Gate is a portal to the past. In the show, it stood as the grand gate of King’s Landing, witnessing the comings and goings of characters we loved (or loved to hate!). As you pass under its stone arch, imagine the hustle and bustle of merchants, knights, and schemers from the series. Early morning visits offer a quieter experience, letting you soak in its historical charm without the crowds.
Fort Bokar’s robust walls and strategic position made it a key player in Dubrovnik’s defense and an integral part of King’s Landing’s fortifications on-screen. Today, it offers a window into the past and stunning views of the Adriatic. For the perfect shot, catch the fort bathed in the golden glow of the setting sun, a sight that’s as enchanting as the tales woven within its walls.
(And if you want truly extraordinary views of Dubrovnik’s iconic walls, consider joining Rewind Dubrvnik for our Private Dubrovnik Sunset Boat Tour.)
Gradac Park, a lush oasis just outside the city’s busy streets, offers a tranquil escape into nature’s embrace. Its claim to fame in the Game of Thrones universe was as the setting for the unforgettable Purple Wedding, juxtaposing serene beauty with dramatic scenes.
Gradac Park’s towering trees and shaded pathways provide a cool retreat from the Adriatic sun. Wandering around, one can almost hear the echoes of festivities and fateful whispers of the Middle Ages – your in one of Europe’s great medieval cities, afterall. It’s a place where the real and the imagined blend seamlessly, and it’s no surprise that the makers of Game of Thrones chose to film here.
Minčeta Tower stands as a proud sentinel of Dubrovnik, its highest point offering wondrous views of the cityscape. Fans recognize it as the House of the Undying, where Daenerys faced her trials. Climbing the tower is like ascending into a story; each step takes you higher into the realms of fantasy and history. The view from the top is a breathtaking panorama of Dubrovnik’s timeless, picture-perfect beauty, a fitting reward for those who seek to touch the sky and relive the saga of Game of Thrones.
Used as the backdrop for the mystical city of Qarth in Game of Thrones, Lokrum Island is a popular day trip from Dubrovnik known for its pristine natural beauty and historical sites. A short boat ride from Dubrovnik will get you to Lokrum. The reserve is home to the majestic Fort Royal Castle, which offers unmissable panoramic views from its summit.
The island’s famed Mrtvo More lake provides an idyllic setting for a swim, surrounded by ancient ruins and lush vegetation. The culture vultures among you will enjoy the island’s historical sites, including a medieval Benedictine monastery and an Austrian archduke’s opulent residence.
Meanwhile, Lokrum’s roaming peacocks add a splash of vibrant color — the presence of these peacocks inspired the Game of Thrones team to include peacock imagery in their Qarth set designs. If you visit the island’s dedicated Game of Thrones exhibition, you can even sit on a replica throne from the show.
Lokrum Island features on the itinerary of our Private Panorama Cruise from Dubrovnik.
City Walls of Dubrovnik
We’ve saved the most iconic choice for last. The City Walls of Dubrovnik naturally stir thoughts of the fantastic. In Game of Thrones, they transformed into the formidable defenses of King’s Landing. Walking these ancient ramparts, you’re treated to stunning views of the city and the Adriatic Sea, a vista that’s captivated viewers and visitors alike. The journey along the walls reveals the architectural marvels of Dubrovnik, one the world’s most naturally cinematic cities.
To learn more, read our Guide to Walking Dubrovnik’s Walls.
Dubrovnik, with its unmissable historical sites and Game of Thrones fame, invites travelers into a world where fantasy and reality converge. If you are a fan of Game and Thrones and are visiting Dubrovnik, don’t miss our Guided Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik.
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