Games of Thrones is one of the most popular TV series of recent years. Many of its settings have been realised on computers, but there is one city that can fearlessly claim the title of ‘official location’ of the series: it is Dubrovnik, the pearl of southern Dalmatia.
It has always been one of the most visited cities in Croatia, but since the series has enchanted fans from all over the world, its tourist influx has increased even more, up to 250,000 a year extra than the already substantial number of tourists who visited it before the Throne of Spade craze broke out.
If you are on holiday in Croatia, a great way to visit all the sites of the Iron Throne is to take part in an organised tour. The advantages are many: you will not miss a single location, and above all you will optimise your time. The tours, individual or group, are run regularly and give you the chance to discover the places where the Battle of Blackwater took place, visiting all the secrets of King’s Landing, the Red Keep and the sites of the March of Shame.
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There are many Games of Thrones locations that have been created ‘exploiting’ the city. King’s Landing is indeed Dubrovnik! Fans of the series will certainly recognise the alleys and narrow streets, as well as numerous other areas, such as the steps of the Jesuit complex of St Ignatius, where in the series, Queen Cersei was forced to walk naked after confessing adultery.
Here are the other locations of the series scattered around Dubrovnik.
The House of the Undying is the Minceta Tower-Fortress, the highest point of the city walls. It is located northwest of the centre, and from here it is possible to see every point in the old town, the surrounding area and the coast, even as far as Montenegro. It dates back to the 14th century, built to protect the Pile Gate, with walls almost 6 metres thick.
The King’s Landing Gardens are the Trsteno Arboretum, located about 10 kilometres from Dubrovnik. It is the park of a former summer residence, is of Renaissance inspiration and is criss-crossed by a series of paths, leading to some of its hidden beauties, such as Neptune’s fountain and the Roman-style aqueduct. The Trsteno Arboretum is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May to October and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the other months of the year.
The house of the Spice King is the Rector’s Palace, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in Dubrovnik. During the years of the Republic, it was the seat of the government, while today it houses the rooms of the Historical and Cultural Museum, where furniture, textiles and coins from the old Dubrovnik Republic can be admired. The architectural details of the palace are remarkable, with richly decorated rooms and furnishings from the 18th century.
The Red Keep is the Fortress of Lovrijenac. In the first series, the Red Keep was actually in Malta, but was later moved to Dubrovnik, near Lovrijenac, a defensive fortification dating back to the 15th century. On the walls is the famous Latin inscription: ‘Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro’, which means ‘Freedom cannot be sold for all the gold in the world’.
For many travellers looking for recreation and transgression, it may be a disappointment to learn that Littlefinger’s brothel was actually created inside the Rupe ethnographic museum! It is one of the most interesting museums in the city, where you can get a comprehensive view of Dubrovnik’s history. It is located inside an old granary dating back to the 16th century, carved into the stone, so that it turns out to be a natural refrigerator. It is also one of the coolest places in the city, as the temperature is a constant 17°C. The Rupe Ethnographic Museum is open from 08:00 to 16:00 every day, and is closed on Tuesdays.
In the following map you can see the location of the main places of interest mentioned in this article
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