Rub shoulders with royalty on the King’s Landing Walking Tour in Dubrovnik. Explore the sites of some of the most crucial Game of Thrones storylines.
For the best part of a decade, Dubrovnik has played an important role in the lives of TV lovers around the world. The city’s bustling streets and ancient architecture have set the stage for many of the most iconic Game of Thrones scenes. Featuring as King’s Landing, the Westerosi capital, this picturesque destination has seen action, betrayal, romance, and much more.
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Now, as the TV series comes to an end, the King’s Landing Walking Tour in Dubrovnik wants to help you explore the capital.
The winding streets and passageways of Dubrovnik are bursting with Game of Thrones history. Your favourite characters have hit highs and lows surrounded by its stunning buildings. And the King’s Landing Walking Tour in Dubrovnik will make sure that you get to walk in their footsteps.
You will first meet your guide under a Lannister sigil at the Pile Gate. This entrance to the city has appeared in numerous episodes of Game of Thrones. Most notably, this is where the Lannisters are confronted by an angry mob.
From here you will climb the stairs up to Fort Lovrjenac, which features throughout the TV series as the Red Keep. While taking in the stunning views of Dubrovnik, you can also recreate some of your favourite scenes. Like when Tyrion slaps Joffrey, or when the Hound saves Sansa.
Moving past the docks where Myrcella sails off for her new life in Dorne, you will walk through the Gates of King’s Landing. Then it’s down through the streets of the Old City until you reach the Ethnographic Museum. A popular tourist attraction for the whole family, this building serves a more underground purpose in King’s Landing. This is the site of Littlefinger’s brothel, where many of your favourite characters have brought their business.
From here you can also catch a glimpse of the Bokar Fortress. While it never featured as a part of King’s Landing, it should still be recognisable to fans. The historic building played the role of the House of Undying in Qarth. Another Qarth location that you can see on this tour is the mansion of the Spice King. The building that features in the TV series is actually Dubrovnik’s Rector’s Palace.
This walking tour also highlights some of the TV series’ most famous scenes.
Proving to be the lowest point in her character arc, Cersei’s Walk of Shame is not easily forgotten. On the King’s Landing Walking Tour in Dubrovnik, you’ll get to retrace her footsteps through the streets of the capital. Starting at the Jesuit Staircase, you can follow her path along Dominican Street.
Finally, your tour will finish at Revelin Fortress. Here you’ll be treated to spectacular views of Lokrum Island, which features as Qarth. You’ll also be able to see the arena where Oberyn Sand met his demise at the hands of the Mountain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dubrovnik Ethnographic Museum dates back to the 16th century and is located in an old granary. Dubrovnik kept the reserves of grain in silos which were created out of a unique stone known as Rupe. This is the filming location of Littlefinger’s Brothel in King’s Landing.
In season five we discover that the High Septon has secretly been a patron of Littlefinger’s Brothel, paying higher-priced prostitutes for their services such as them dressing up as one of the Seven.
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.
Rector’s Palace is located in Dubrovnik’s old town and was constructed in the 15th century. The palace was used as a seat of government in the days when Dubrovnik was an independent republic. Today, Rector’s Palace remains one of Dubrovnik’s most famous monuments and is now used as a museum.
Rector’s Palace has significance for Game of Thrones fans as the filming location of the Spice King’s Mansion. The palace is used to capture the scene where Daenerys Targaryen pays a visit to the Spice King’s Mansion in the city of Qarth, to request a fleet of ships to transport her army over the Sea.
St Dominic Street is one of Dubrovnik’s most picturesque streets, connecting the Dominic Monastery with Ploče gate and Stradun.
After Cersei Lannister descends the staircase to begin her walk of atonement, St Dominic Street is used to capture the main stretch where she is heckled by the crowds of King’s Landing. St Dominic Street was also featured in the scene where Bronn and Tyrion witnessed a protest speech in season 2. This location was further used to capture the scene of the murders of Robert Baratheon’s bastard sons by the Gold Cloaks.