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Dubrovnik, Croatia, is one of the most visited cities in the Eastern Mediterranean. In fact, if you are a Game of Thrones fan, you probably know that most of King’s Landing was filmed in Dubrovnik. This series has gained impressive popularity over the years. The land has a rich culture, and these top 5 places to see in Croatia for Game of Thrones fans are top attractions.

Located in the southern region of Croatia, Dubrovnik with its Baroque churches, white limestone streets, and medieval fortifications it’s a delight to visit.  If you want to be awed by some of the best seafood, this is the place to see.

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Here are 5 places to see in Croatia for Games of Thrones Fans

The Jesuit Stairs 

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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 place to see in Croatia. The view from the top is charming and gives you a great view of the city.

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.

The entrance fee to the fortress is 50 KN or just over $10 CAD.  If you plan on visiting the City Walls a ticket will cost you 200 KN which includes a visit to the fortress.

Opening hours:  June & July from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

October from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

November – March from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The rest of the year from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Watch the video below to see more of Dubrovnik 

Walk The City Walls in Croatia

walled city to see in croatia

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 scenes 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.

Immerse yourself in a 2 hour guided tour of Dubrovnik’s famous sites.   Game of Thrones Tour with Hidden Walls

Tresteno Arboretum 

This site is a major filming location, known as the King’s Landing and Red Keep’s Garden on the show. It’s located 10 miles from Dubrovnik.  Another one of the amazing places to see in Croatia on your vacation.

The park is stunning and encapsulates the privacy that is represented in the series. It’s one of the oldest arboretums in the world, and the hedges combined with the floral selections are immaculate.

Island of Lokrum 

This island is located 600 meters from the city and is home to the popular ‘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.

When to go to Croatia

If you are not bound to traveling in the summer months we suggest going in the offseason of May or October.  May provides the perfect weather for seeing places in Croatia.  While October may be less crowded the rainfall could dampen your trip.

Where to Stay in Dubrovnik

Since Dubrovnik is one of the oldest towns in Croatia we suggest staying as close to the city center as possible.  Although the old town is contained within the walls, the narrow streets are for pedestrians only.

This centuries-old town is lined with restaurants & cafes that come alive in the evening.  You probably aren’t the only ones looking for a place to stay here.  So then make sure to book early.

Basically, the series is history but it’s possible to picture yourself in the ancient and beautiful city of 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. 

Also, if you are interested in more places to see in Croatia check out Plitvice National Park with lust forest, waterfalls, and colorful lakes.

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