Situated at the end of the Croatian territories is a city called Dubrovnik. It is not a huge city, spanning just 6 kilometres, making it easy to navigate the entire area. However, it is still big enough to have lots of places to explore. Being home to a historic Old Town and a more modern area, Dubrovnik caters to history buffs and lovers of more contemporary attractions.
Did you know that this city was used as the main filming location for one of the cities in the popular TV series, Game of Thrones? If you are a fan of the show then you will probably recognize these areas right away. You will definitely want to stop by some of the filming locations while you are here.
Below we’ve gathered a list of some of the best spots to visit. But before you go out on a Game of Thrones walking tour whether self-guided or in a group, leave your luggage, shopping bags, or any extra gear at a suitcase locker in Dubrovnik. Don’t be weighed down as there is so much to see!
Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Dubrovnik
Do you want to walk in the same spot where your favourite Game of Thrones characters stood? Come relive the series’ best scenes at these Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik!
- Jesuit Staircase
Big fans of the show will definitely recognize the Jesuit Staircase. It is the location for one of the most iconic scenes in the entire series. This is where the character of Cersei Lannister had to do the “walk of shame” in season five. You will find the stairs towards the south of Gundulic Square. You should definitely stop by to walk them yourself. But we recommend that you keep your clothes on!
- Ethnographic Museum Rupe
Since it is built out of an old 16th-century granary, the Ethnographic Museum Rupe in Dubrovnik was the perfect filming location for Game of Thrones. For this scene in season four Tyrion Lannister and Oberyn Martell meet at the brothel owned by Littlefinger. Come admire the setting and check out the museum and its exhibits at the same time.
- Rector’s Palace
Next up is Rector’s Palace which makes an appearance early on in the series. In season two this stunning building was used as the meeting place for Daenerys Targaryen and the Spice King of Qarth. She comes to ask him for ships that could transport her army from one side of the Narrow Sea to the other. This 15th-century structure was a great place for the scene. The palace is worth exploring even if you aren’t a Game of Thrones fan. It has everything from a rector’s office and private chambers to elegant halls and even a dungeon!
The Best Game of Thrones Tours
If you are interested in seeing several of the spots mentioned above, you might want to consider signing up for a Game of Thrones walking tour. The city was used for scenes taking place across all of Dubrovnik which is why you can go on different kinds of tours. You will be led by an experienced guide who can tell you some fun facts about the city and the shooting of the series as well!
- A Game of Thrones Walking Tour
Of course, the most basic and very effective way to tour the Game of Thrones film sets is by foot. This popular TV series brings a lot of fans to the city. The city has taken advantage of it by offering professional walking tours! Your tour guide will have lots of experience and might have even worked in the production of the series. Keep in mind that these tours might not be good for people who have reduced mobility since you will be doing lots of stairs.
- Experiencing Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik by Boat
If you want to take your Game of Thrones tour to the next level then you can check out the tours offered by boat! Boat tours typically incorporate walking as well, and cocktails are sometimes provided on the boat. This means that you will be able to stop by places like Lokrum Island. This was also used as a location in the episodes. To make it even better choose a company that offers sailing on the very same ship used by Daenerys Targaryen in the series! Many of the hardcore fans even dress up in character.
- Game of Thrones Tours by Bus
For a day full of Game of Thrones sightseeing you can sign up for a 7-hour bus tour. This option will bring you all the way to the top of Mount Srdj. Which you will love since you can admire the entirety of King’s Landing from above. The adventure will also include walking to see the sights in the Old Town and a quick boat ride to Lokrum Island as well.
Other Sights Worth Visiting
Although you might be visiting Dubrovnik purely for the Game of Thrones attractions, there are still lots of other fantastic activities in the city that aren’t related to the series. Try checking out these landmarks when you have some extra time in Dubrovnik.
- The City Walls
Even though they might not have appeared in the series, the amazing City Walls of Dubrovnik are definitely worth a visit. You will feel like you are back in the middle ages and, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they are a notable part of the city’s history as well.
- Dubrovnik Cathedral
Come and appreciate the amazing architecture of the Dubrovnik Cathedral! The baroque design will definitely impress you but not as much as the artwork that is housed inside. There are some incredible Italian and Croatian masterpieces as well as a treasury filled with ancient artifacts.
- Orlando’s Column
This place definitely fits into the Game of Thrones theme; it is a statue of a medieval knight that dates back to the 1400s. It is situated right in the heart of Dubrovnik Old Town and is a symbol of the city’s freedom. Afterwards, check out the Church of St. Blaise located just behind it!
Game of Thrones Locations in Dubrovnik
After visiting Dubrovnik you will soon understand why it was used for so many scenes in the series. Its old architecture and charm are the reason that the city fits so well in the Game of Thrones setting, and since these spots are also famous landmarks you can do some sightseeing at the same time.
DISCLOSURE – This is a collaborative post.