I must admit….it took my husband 5 solid years to convince me to watch Game of Thrones and ever since I started the first episode, I’ve been hooked (I’m mildly obsessed with Jon Snow)! I binged watched the series in a just a few weeks and have watched it at least 10 times over. SO, you can imagine, when I came to Croatia, I was like a kid in a candy store!

If you’re not a Thrones fan, Dubrovnik will surely make you fall in love nonetheless, but, if you happen to be obsessed with every facet of the series-from the costumes, to the script to the storyline, oh my-then Dubrovnik will truly captivate you from the inside out.

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Game of Thrones-Top Sights of Filming: 

There are endless amounts of Games of Thrones Tours available for purchase in Dubrovnik…BUT I’m all about saving cash so I created my own tour FOR YOU (and my husband and I, of course). I’ve listed the top places of filming you MUST SEE, along with google maps links and photos of the scene (you can thank me later)! ENJOY!

Just an FYI: all photos are mine (unless stated otherwise) because, as the true GOT fans that we are, we purchased all the seasons, so I’ve screen shotted each clip for you!

Here’s a map of all the sights listed below and a LINK for them all on Google Maps:

Check out my easy to use map that shows the top sites for filming Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Map of Game of Thrones Top Filming Sites in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Old Town Dubrovnik: King’s Landing

King's Landing in Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones: King’s Landing
Photo Credit: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/King%27s_Landing
Taking from above the city walls, this is the real view of King's Landing in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones: King’s Landing

This is a no brainer and usually everyone’s first stop when coming to Dubrovnik! Head up the wall and walk the 1.5 hours around to take it all in or, enjoy a ride on the cable car to catch an aerial view of King’s Landing from above!

King’s Landing (Wall Entrance) Location on MAP

St. Ignatius Church: Walk of Shame Steps 

The iconic scene where Cersei began her walk of shame through the streets of King's Landing was filmed in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Walk of Shame Steps From the Series
The iconic scene where Cersei began her walk of shame through the streets of King's Landing was filmed in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Walk of Shame Steps Real View

Season 5, Episode 10: Mother’s Mercy

We totally filmed our own ‘shame, shame’ clip while we visited and, luckily, we were there in the offseason, so we had the whole area to ourselves. Come to Dubrovnik in January, trust me!

Walk of Shame Steps Location on MAP

Ploce Gate: Walk of Shame Streets

The iconic scene where Cersei finished her walk of shame through the streets of King's Landing was filmed at Ploce Gate in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Walk of Shame Finale From the Series
The iconic scene where Cersei finished her walk of shame through the streets of King's Landing was filmed at Ploce Gate in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Walk of Shame Finale Real View

Season 5, Episode 10: Mother’s Mercy

There are two gates to enter Old Town: Pile Gate and Ploce Gate. Just before the exit of Ploce Gate is a bridge where Cersei finished her walk of shame just before re-entering The Red Keep.

Walk of Shame Street Location on MAP

Dubrovnik West Harbour: King’s Landing Harbor

Game of Thrones: King's Landing Habour was filmed at Dubrovnik, Croatia's West Harbour
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: King’s Landing Harbour From the Series
Game of Thrones: King's Landing Habour was filmed at Dubrovnik, Croatia's West Harbour
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: King’s Landing Harbour Real View

Season 3, Episode One: Valar Dohaeris.

One of the most beautiful parts of Dubrovnik, is the city’s West Harbour. The water is absolutely clear and blue and, with the surrounding cove comprised of white stones, it’s absolutely breathtaking (which is clearly why MANY scenes were filmed here).

King’s Landing Harbor Location on MAP

Dubrovnik West Harbour: Marcella Leaves for Dorn

The scene where Marcella leaves for Dorn was filmed in Dubrovnik West Harbour, in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Marcella Leaves for Dorn From the Series
The scene where Marcella leaves for Dorn was filmed in Dubrovnik West Harbour, in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Marcella Leaves for Dorn Real View

Season 2, Episode 6: The Old Gods and the New

The scene where Marcella is shipped away to Dorn by boat was also filmed in Dubrovnik West Harbour. It’s currently a location to rent kayaks, but, if you go in the offseason, it’s totally desolate!

Marcella Leaves for Dorn Location on MAP

Dubrovnik West Harbour: Gold Cloaks Killing King’s Sons

The scene in Game of Thrones where the Gold Cloaks kill King Robert's sons was filmed in Dubrovnik West Harbor in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Gold Cloaks Killing King’s Sons From the Series
The scene in Game of Thrones where the Gold Cloaks kill King Robert's sons was filmed in Dubrovnik West Harbor in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Gold Cloaks Killing King’s Sons Real View

Season 2, Episode 1: The North Remembers

Located in Dubrovnik West Harbour, while heading toward the steps up to Fort Lovrijenac, you’ll find two doors just besides the waters edge (another door was added via CGI).

Gold Cloaks Killing King’s Sons Location on MAP

Fort Lovrijenac: King Joffrey’s Name Day

In Game of Thrones, King Joffrey's Name Day was filmed at Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: King Joffrey’s Name Day From the Series
In Game of Thrones, King Joffrey's Name Day was filmed at Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: King Joffrey’s Name Day Real View

Season 2, Episode 1: The North Remembers

This fort was the incredible place where King Joffrey’s Name Day was filmed. While this fort is honestly semi-mediocre inside compared to the rest of Dubrovnik, the views from the outside and top are great!

King Joffrey’s Name Day Location on MAP

Fort Lovrijenac: Power is Power

The scene where Cersei and Little Finger discuss power was filmed at Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia:Cersei and Little Finger Discuss Power In the Series
The scene where Cersei and Little Finger discuss power was filmed at Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia:Cersei and Little Finger Discuss Power Real View

Season 3, Episode 5: Kissed By Fire

Located at Fort Lovrijenac is where Cersei and Little Finger discuss power.

Power is Power Location on MAP

Dubrovnik Wall (Fort Minčeta): House of the Undying

The House of the Undying from Game of Thrones was filmed on the Old Town Wall (Fort Minčeta) in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: The House of the Undying From the Series
The House of the Undying from Game of Thrones was filmed on the Old Town Wall (Fort Minčeta) in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: The House of the Undying Real View

Season 2, Episode 10: Valar Morghulis

While up on top of the wall, you come across the highest point (a great place for photos) called Fort Minčeta, and what happens to be the exterior for the House of the Undying! I looked for Khaleesi’s dragons inside, but couldn’t find them 😉

House of the Undying Location on MAP

Dubrovnik Wall (Fort Bokar): Tyrion & Varys Speak 

The scene where Tyrion & Varys speak was filmed on the Old Town Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Tyrion and Varys Speak In the Series
The scene where Tyrion & Varys speak was filmed on the Old Town Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Tyrion and Varys Speak Real View

Season 2, Episode 8: The Prince of Winterfell

In season 2, Tyrion and Varus discuss the Game of Thrones while up on the wall, just after you pass Tvrđava Bokar, or Fort Bokar. The amount of CGI here is crazy, RIGHT?!

Tyrion and Varus Speak Location on MAP

Pile Gate: People’s Riot Versus Joffrey

In Game of Thrones, where the people riot against King Joffrey in the street was filmed near the Pile Gate in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: People’s Riot Versus Joffrey From the Series
In Game of Thrones, where the people riot against King Joffrey in the street was filmed near the Pile Gate in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: People’s Riot Versus Joffrey Real View

Seasons 2, Episode 6: The Old God’s and the New

Just inside the Pile gate, you’ll find the first steps that lead down to the Main Street in Old Town, and also the VERY place where the people rioted against Joffrey!

People’s Riot Versus Joffrey Location on MAP

Pile Gate: Jamie Returns to King’s Landing 

In Game of Thrones, the scene when Jamie Returns to King's Landing was filmed near the Pile Gate of Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Jamie Returns to King’s Landing From the Series
In Game of Thrones, the scene when Jamie Returns to King's Landing was filmed near the Pile Gate of Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Jamie Returns to King’s Landing Real View

Season 3, Episode 10: Mysa

Also located after just entering Pile Gate is the scene where Jamie Lannister returns to King’s Landing with Breanne of Tarth.

Jamie Returns to King’s Landing Location on MAP

Rector’s Palace: Spice King’s Palace in Qarth

The iconic scene where Danny speaks with the Spice King in Qarth in Game of Thrones, was filmed at Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Danny Speaks with the Spice King in Qarth From the Series
The iconic scene where Danny speaks with the Spice King in Qarth in Game of Thrones, was filmed at Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Danny Speaks with the Spice King in Qarth Real View

Season 2, Episode 6: The Old God’s and the New

The iconic scene where Daenerys requests ships from the Spice King.

Rectors Palace Location on MAP

Belvedere Hotel: Oberyn Fights the Mountain 

The ICONIC scene where Oberyn and the Mountain fight was filmed at the now abandoned Belvedere Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Oberyn Fights the Mountain From the Series
The ICONIC scene where Oberyn and the Mountain fight was filmed at the now abandoned Belvedere Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Oberyn Fights the Mountain Real View
The ICONIC scene where Oberyn and the Mountain fight was filmed at the now abandoned Belvedere Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Oberyn Fights the Mountain Real View
Photo Credit: https://wanderella.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/paradise-lost-at-the-ruins-of-a-dubrovnik-luxury-hotel-destroyed-by-war/

Season 4, Episode 8: The Mountain and the Viper

Located about 2.4km (1.5 miles from Old Town at St. Jacobs Beach, is an abandoned hotel that  was the sight of f)ilming for the iconic fight between Oberyn and the Mountain. This one is a bit tricky to get to. Head to St. Jacobs Beach and walk down the steps. Once you’re on the beach, head to the left and climb over a few rocks to get to a pathway that leads out to a bock dock/platform. Just above that is the hotel. It’s SUPER eerie, especially because we were there in the off season and not another soul was around.

St Jacobs Beach Location on MAP

Interesting Facts About Dubrovnik:

Dubrovnik’s Old Town City Walls are 1.9 km long (1.18 miles), which come in second to the Great Wall of China as the largest on the planet.

The Old Town Walls were constructed in 1453 and survived a MASSIVE earthquake in 1667.

Croatia’s coastline is also known as the Dalmatian Coast, and yes, that’s where the dog got its name!

In 1979, Dubrovnik was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Sight.

The walls of Old Town have NEVER been breached!

Check Out Our Drone Video From Dubrovnik! 

Dubrovnik, Croatia From Above

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XOXO The Traveling Blondie 

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