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5 Great Stops in Dubrovnik for Game of Thrones Fans

As big fans of The Games of Thrones, my husband and I were thrilled when our cruise took an unexpected detour to Dubrovnik, Croatia a couple years ago. Not only is this a beautiful destination but we got the unexpected chance to visit some iconic locations showcased in the HBO series.

Croatia has a rich history and culture and these five spots are top attractions for visitors who are fans of the show.

Photo of the ancient city of Dubrovnik
The old city of Dubrovnik (aka King's Landing)

1. The Jesuit Stairs – These famous Baroque stairs appeared in Season Five of the series during the infamous 'Walk of Shame' scene.

The stairs extend from Gundulic Square to St. Ignatius Church and embrace Spanish architecture.

The iconic scene catapulted the location's popularity and has become a frequently visited landmark.

The view from the top is charming and gives you a great view of the city.

Ancient stairs
The Jesuit Stairs

2. Fort Lovrijenac – This area is often referred to as St. Lawrence Fortress and is a theater located on the outskirts of the western walls of the Old Town in Dubrovnik.

The interior of the fortress is used for filming the halls of the 'Red Keep' while the exterior captures Blackwater Bay.

Visitors are welcome to navigate the fort and experience the ancient history that lies within.

Looking through stone window at historic fort
Fort Lovrijenac outside of Dubrovnic

3. City Walls – The amazing City Walls of Dubrovnik were a major deciding factor with producers when selecting Dubrovnik to shoot this beloved series.

Countless scenes feature the Medieval style walls, including some near the Narrow Sea and many private walks taken on the show.

You can take a tour of the walls for a small fee.

There are three main entrances, and while taking the tour, you will get a chance to see Lovrijenac Fortress and capture beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea.

Nighttime view of old city of Dubrovnik with lights illuminating the walls
City walls of Dubrovnik at night

4. Trsteno Arboretum – This site is a major filming location, known as the Kings Landing and Red Keep's Garden on the show.

It's located 10 miles from Dubrovnik. The park is stunning and encapsulates the privacy that's represented in the series.

It's one of the oldest arboretums in the world, and the hedges combined with the floral selections are immaculate.

Classic marble statue of Neptune in ancient garden
Fountain Neptune in Trsteno Arboretum

5. Island of Lokrum – This island is located 600 meters from the city and is home to the famous 'Iron Throne.' The throne is housed in the Visitors Center and is free for spectators.

You are welcome to pose and snap a few pics sitting on the throne if you'd like.

Other Game of Thrones points of interest in Lokrum include the botanical gardens (located off the coast) featured in the city of Quarth as well as the monastery.

Aerial view of city of Dubrovnik with island just offshore
Island of Lokrum as seen from above Dubrovnik

The essence of the show is everywhere in Dubrovnik. As you walk the streets, you will surely recognize details and signature scenes from the series.

Interested in visiting this amazing destination or any of the the other GoT filming locations? Set up your initial consultation today!

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