King's Landing Dubrovnik
Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing, a fictional city in Game of Thrones, the famous television series 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 the Old Town of Dubrovnik, no special measures were necessary for scenery or 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 episodes.
There are several sites in the Old City where Game of Thrones was filmed which includes the Pile
and Ploče gate, the St. Dominika street, along the city walls includes the Bokar fort and the
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 the one side and amazing walls on the other.
Visitors can take a walk along the city walls that surround the Old City. The walk takes a couple of hours and offers stunning views of the Dalmatian Coast and a bird’s eye view of the city. Fort Lovrijenac is one of the sights that can be seen on 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.