Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik

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We have been watching Game of Thrones since its release and have been fans ever since. Our son knows some of the main characters and is a big fan of the dragons.
So when we chose to visit Croatia, we knew for sure that we had to stop at the main Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik and in Split.

Here are some of the sites we have been to in Dubrovnik (pinned on the google maps below, so you can easily find them on your trip).
You will also find some tips and tricks at the end of this article.


1. Pile Gate

Pile Gate in Dubrovnik Old Town - filming location for s02e06 of Game of Thrones
Pile Gate Entrance in Dubrovnik Old Town - s03e10
Which episodes:
  • Season 02 episode 06: King’s Landing riot.
  • Season 03 episode 10: Jamie Lannister returning to King’s Landing.

2. The Ethnographic museum

The Ethnographic Museum in Dubrovnik Old Town - s05e03 of Game of Thrones
Which episodes:
  • Season 04 episode 01: Tyrion talking to Oberyn.
  • Season 05 episode 03: The High Septon walking naked.

3. Walk of shame – The Jesuit staircase

Which episodes:
  • Season 05 episode 01: The crows paying their respects to Tywin Lannister.
  • Season 05 episode 03: Cercei going to Margarey’s wedding.
  • Season 05 episode 04: Tommen blocked from seeing the High Sparrow.
  • Season 05 episode 10: Cercei starting her walk of atonement.

4. The Rector’s Palace

The Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik - s02e06
Which episode:
  • Season 02 episode 06: Daenerys requesting ships to cross the Narrow Sea in the Spice King’s mansion.

5. The Stradun

The Stradun in Dubrovnik Old Town -  s05e10
Which episode:
  • Season 05 episode 10: Cercei during her walk of atonement.

6. St Dominic Street

St Dominic Street in Dubrovnik Old Town - filming location for King's Landing streets
Which episodes:
  • The street is regularly used throughout season 2 and 3.
  • Season 5 episode 10: The walk of atonement.

7. The Dominican Monastery

Which episode:
  • Season 02 episode 05: Bronn and Tyrion witnessing a protest speach against King Joffrey, who is described as “fruit of the incest”.

8.  Ploče Gate

Ploce Gate - s02e05 and s05e10 of GoT
Ploče Gate
Which episodes:
  • Season 02 episode 05: Tyrion and Lancel Lannister talking with Bronn in the background.
  • Season 05 episode 10: Cercei entering the Red Keep.

9. Minčeta Tower

Minceta tower in Dubrovnik - s02e10 - Daenerys looking for the entrance
Which episode:
  • Season 02 episode 10: Daenerys searching for the entrance in the walls.

10. View of King’s Landing

View from Minceta tower in Dubrovnik - King's Landing in Game of Thrones

This view was taken from the city walls and was used for many shots of King’s Landing.


11. The practice field

Which episodes:
  • Season 04 episode 07: Cercei choosing the Mountain as her champion.
  • Season 05 episode 04: Loras being arrested.

12. Bokar Fortress

View from the city walls in DUbrovnik - filming location for s02e08 of Game of Thrones
Which episodes:
  • Season 02 episode 08: Tyrion and Lord Varys discussing defense strategies.
  • Season 07 episode 01: Cercei and Jamie watching the arrival of the Iron Fleet.

13. Pile Harbour

West Harbour in Dubrovnik - s02e01
Which episode:
  • Season 02 episode 01: The Gold Cloaks ordered to murder all of King Robert Baratheon’s bastard children.

14. Pile Pier

West Pier in Dubrovnik - s03e01
Which episode
  • Season 03 episode 01: Littlefinger offering Sansa a way out.

15. The shore

Which episodes:
  • Season 02 episode 06: Myrcella sent off to Dorne.
  • Season 06 episode 01: Cersei awaiting Myrcella’s return.

16. Fort Lovrijenac

Which episodes:
  • Season 02 episode 01: King Joffrey’s naming ceremony + Cersei’s famous “power is power”.
  • Season 03 episode 01: Bronn telling Tyrion he should double his pay.
  • Season 03 episode 05: Cersei asking Littlefinger to help in removing the Tyrells from King’s Landing.

17.  Gradac park

Gradac Park in Dubrovnik -s04e02  - death of King Joffrey
Which episodes:
  • Season 04 episode 02: The Purple wedding.
  • Season 04 episode 03: Sansa fleeing from King’s Landing.

18. Hotel Belvedere

Hotel Belvedere in Dubrovnik -  s04e08 Oberyn loosing to the Mountain
Which episode :
  • Season 04 episode 08: Oberyn fighting the Mountain.

19. Lokrum – The Benedictine Monastery

Which episode:
  • Season 02 episode 05: Daenerys attending the Garden Party.

20. Trsteno Arboretum

We did not visit the Trsteno Arboretum. But you should stop there if you can. It is only 30 min drive away from Dubrovnik and was seen in:
  • Season 03 episode 02: Sansa meeting Lady Olenna Tyrell.
  • Season 04 episode 03: Ser Dontos helping Sansa to escape King’s Landing.
  • Season 04 episode 04: Bron teaching Jamie to find with his left hand.
  • Season 04 episode 05: Oberyn promising Cercei he will have a gift delivered to Myrcella.
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Tips on visiting Dubrovnik

We visited all the sites listed in a day and a half because our kids were tired, however it is doable in a day.

Dubrovnik card

We bought the 1-day card online for 180 kunas per adult and thought it was a good deal as it covered:

  • The city walls: 150 kunas per adult + 50 kunas for kids from 5 yo.
  • Fort Lovrijenac: 30 kunas, or free if you show up your city walls tickets. 
  • The Rector’s palace: 100 kunas per adult and 25 kunas for kids. The ticket also covers entrance to other small musuems.
  • Bus rides for 24 hours – one bus ticket costs 15 kunas, if you buy it in the bus or 12 kunas at the kiosk.

Our kids being under 7, we didn’t have to pay the 1-day card for them as you can use one card for one adult and one kid. If your kids are older, you might need to check if it’s a good deal for you.

Visiting Lokrum

We took a ferry from Ploce Gate. The first one leaves at 9am, the second at 10 and then it’s every 30 minutes until 7 pm. The queue can get busy around lunch time so try to avoid this period.

The ticket costs 40 kunas.

Hotel Belvedere

The hotel was destroyed in 1991 and was abandoned since then. It was recently purchased by a Russian billionaire, Viktor Vekselberg, at a public auction, for more than 12 million euros. The billionaire is planning on building one of the most luxurious hotels in the World.

At the time of our visit, we didn’t see any work ongoing and people were still venturing inside.

  • To get to Hotel Belvedere, you need to walk southeast from the Old Town. If you exit the old town by Ploce Gate, follow the coastline for about two kilometers, and you will find the hotel next to Sveti Jakov Beach.
  • The walk from the Ploce Gate to Hotel Belvedere Dubrovnik takes about 30 minutes.
  • You can also take an Uber that will drop you at Sveti Jakov church, then walk around the church until the end of the road. The ride from Pile Gate costs 60 kunas at a busy time.
Entrance to the Hotel Belvedere
Entrance of the Hotel Belvedere

Did you book a tour or choose to go for a self-guided one? What is your favorite place?

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Want to find Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik? You are in the right place, this post comes with a map including 20 spots to see.
Want to find Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik? You are in the right place, this post comes with a map including 20 spots to see.
Want to find Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik? You are in the right place, this post comes with a map including 20 spots to see.
Want to find Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik? You are in the right place, this post comes with a map including 20 spots to see.

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20 Comments

  1. I have never watched the show, but it looks like an amazing location to film! I used to be in that industry and would have loved getting to be on location at a beautiful and historic site such as this.

    1. It is a great show if you like fantasy drama. You might have to insist a bit as it can be quite difficult to follow with the tons of characters, but it is completely worth it.
      As for the location, yeah Dubrovnik is a great historic site that offers way more than what we described in this post.

    1. Yeah Dubrovnik is great. There are also other spots in and around Split!
      The Klis Fortress and the basement are also very nice to visit.

    1. There are so many guided tours as well. The tour guides do often have anecdotes about the actors (we overheard one guide talking about how Lena Heady was so focused prior to her scenes).

  2. I am a big Game of Thrones fan and I did recall all these places, as seen in the movie. I have been to Dubrovnik a few years ago, but it was before Game of Thrones was filmed.

    1. We love doing that! It is so great to combine movies and visits.
      I remember my first time in New York. I had to go find the Friends building first, before visiting the city. Such a geek!

    1. The way of life around the Adriatic didn’t seem to be that far from the Italian/Mediterranean way of life. But the architecture was something else. All these little old towns so well maintained, it was just amazing!

  3. What amazing photos. My daughter recently visited Croatia for a few days and was able to see the throne. Memory of a lifetime. I will share your photos with her.

    1. Thank you Debby!
      There is a throne in Lokrum, and it’s free (or included in the boat ticket).
      We were surprised to see so few people there and were able to sit and take pictures on it for quite a while before other tourists came in.

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