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  • Writer's pictureMarilyn Scott

Calling Game of Thrones Fans!

Without a doubt, The Games of Thrones was a cultural phenomenon. Fans of the series were sad when it ended. But did you know you can visit some of the show’s landmark sites? I can’t wait to see some of the sites when I visit this summer. Croatia is open and accepting United States guests!

The production of the show took place in the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The area has a rich culture, and these five places are top attractions for fan visitors.

The Jesuit Stairs

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 landmark. 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 fortress's interior 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.

City Walls

The impressive 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.

Tresteno Arboretum

A major filming location for the King's Landing and Red Keep's Garden is 10 miles from Dubrovnik. The park is stunning and encapsulates the privacy 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

Located 600 meters from the city and is home to the popular 'Iron Throne.' The throne is housed in the Visitors Center, free for spectators and you can pose for pictures 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 and the monastery.

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.

Whether you want to fill the void left by the series ending or want to experience what you missed, contact us today to plan your experience!

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