Game of Thrones Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Discover the ultimate King’s Landing experience on the Game of Thrones Walking Tour of Dubrovnik. Explore the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.

The city of Dubrovnik already looks like something out of a fantasy. With its ancient architecture, Meditteranean climate and spectacular views, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that it is a real-life paradise. It was because of its surreal aesthetic that Dubrovnik was the perfect choice to feature as King’s Landing, the ruling city of the Seven Kingdoms.

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Now you can see for yourself how Dubrovnik became the royal seat of Westeros.

The Game of Thrones Walking Tour of Dubrovnik takes you on an adventure through the streets of King’s Landing. Like the loyal knights of the King’s Guard, your guide is dedicated to serving your interests. They will make sure to show you every major filming location around the city, offering some insights into the scenes that took place there.

You will start by visiting the harbour that features throughout Game of Thrones as Blackwater Bay. This area was the centre point of one of the most dramatic, and explosive, battles in the TV series. As you gaze out upon the far-reaching sea, you can imagine Stannis Baratheon’s fleet approaching in order to wage war.

From here, you’ll climb the steps up to Fort Lovrijenac, on the outskirts of the city. This historic defensive structure featured as the Red Keep, where the Westerosi monarchs surveyed their city. As you’ll see, this is the perfect place to do just that. Perched high above the city, you will be treated to stunning views of sprawling Dubrovnik. You’ll also get to see Lokrum Island, which featured in Game of Thrones as the city of Qarth.

The Game of Thrones Walking Tour of Dubrovnik will also bring you through the city’s streets.

Many famous scenes played out along these bustling passageways. One of the most iconic is Cersei Lannister’s Walk of Shame from the Great Sept of Baelor. Your guide will be sure to show you the path she took, starting at the instantly recognisable Jesuit Staircase.

As an added bonus, as you wander through the city, your guide will also delve into some of Dubrovnik’s own real-life history. From its time as a major base of marine trade to its own period as a capital city. Many of the stories and events that took place here are just as exciting as those of Game of Thrones.

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2. Pile Bay / Blackwater Bay

Located in the Western region of Dubrovnik’s old town is Pile Bay. Offering stunning views of Fort Lovrijenac and Fort Bokar, this area was used as a transport hub for seafarers arriving in the city. Pile Bay is the filming location of Blackwater Bay in the Game of Thrones TV series.

One of the most iconic scenes is the dramatic Battle of Blackwater Bay. This is also the locations where Lord Baelish discussed plans for Sansa to escape, and the same spot was used again to shoot the scene of Robert Baratheon’s bastards being murdered.

3. Dubrovnik West Pier / King's Landing Harbour

Dubrovnik’s West Pier is nothing less than stunning, offering spectacular views in person as well as on the TV screen. This location was used to capture King’s Landing Harbour in Game of Thrones, including the departure of Myrcella Baratheon to Dorne. It is further seen when Shae observed Sansa talking to Littlefinger, who offers her a way out of her desperate situation in Season 3.

A deleted scene which would have appeared in Season 3 also captured a moment when Tywin Lannister and Pycelle are sat on the edge of the dock fishing side by side.

4. Fort Lovrijenac / Red Keep

Fort Lovrijenac, (also called the Fort of St. Lawrence in English) is nestled in the area just West of Dubrovnik’s old town. The fort is often referred to as ”Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar” due to its location residing at the top of a 27 metres high cliff. The fort spans three levels, and it’s unique triangular shape exterior immediately stands out.

The incredibly famous fort is seen as the iconic Red Keep on several occasions during Game of Thrones. One such episode is the tournament held on King Joffrey’s name day. Another memorable event is when Podrick, Bronn and Tyrion are spotted on the walls of the Red Keep following the Battle of Blackwater.

5. Pile Gate / King’s Landing Entrance

Pile Gate is the main entry point to the old town of Dubrovnik, contributing to the defence of the city for centuries and protected by Fort Bokar. In the present day, the gates remain open to the public.

Pile Gate is seen as the King’s Landing Entrance during Season 3, when Jamie Lannister arrives at King’s Landing to visit his sister Cersei. Upon entering Pile Gate, the area opens up to reveal the place where the King’s Landing riot was filmed, when King Joffrey gets fruit thrown at him by the angry crowd during Season 2.

6. Fort Bokar / King's Landing City Walls

Fort Bokar is part of the Dubrovnik city walls, and has been around since the 14th century. The reinforced stone walls are referred to as one of the Middle Ages most fortified constructions, having never been breached. This is one of the filming locations of the King’s Landing City Walls in Game of Thrones.

Fort Bokar can be seen when Tyrion and Lord Varys have a discussion surrounding the best approach to protect King’s Landing as they gaze into the distant sea during season 2. In this same location during season seven, Cersei Lannister explains to her brother Jamie that she is planning to join forces with Euron Grayjoy.

7. Jesuit Staircase / Walk of Shame Stairs

The iconic Jesuit Staircase ascends from Gundulić Square, and leads to Dubrovnik’s picturesque Jesuit church of St. Ignatius. This is the place where the memorable Walk of Shame begins, including the scene where the High Sparrow makes his speech before Cersei Lannister is stripped naked and is forced to repent her sins by walking down the staircase.

8. Minčeta Tower / House of the Undying

Dubrovnik’s Minčeta Tower stands at the most robust part of the city walls, and views from the tower offer breathtaking views onto the old town below. The original 13th-century tower was replaced in the 14th century where the current structure now stands. The entrance to the Minčeta Tower is easier to find than in the series, although the best views are from above.

This location served as The House of the Undying in the city of Qarth in season two. After her dragons are stolen, Daenerys Targaryen desperately searches for the entrance to the House of the Undying in an attempt to rescue her beloved dragons from her enemies.

 

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