1. City Walls
– The beautiful Old city of Dubrovnik with it’s ancient City Walls present the official setting of King’s Landing, capital of the Seven Kindgoms. Dubrovnik’s City Walls are a series of defensive stone walls that stretch completely around the old town, a distance totaling 1,940 metres (6,360 ft) in length and reach a maximum height of about 25 metres (82 ft). In 1979, the old city of Dubrovnik, which includes a substantial portion of the old walls of Dubrovnik, joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Because of its natural beauty, producers soon realised seaside Dubrovnik was the perfect location for King’s Landing and it has featured since season two. In the show city walls appear frequently, most notably the opening episode of season three , which Tyrion, Bronn and Podrick inspect the damage from the Battle of Blackwater Bay.
2. St Dominika Street
– St. Dominika Street is one of the most beautiful in all of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. It leads to Revelin Fortress, which is at the east entrance of the city, known as Ploče. Many Game of Thrones market scenes and City Watch or ‘Gold Cloaks’ scenes take place here, as well as the murders of King Robert’s illegitimate sons. In this street is filmed one of the most memorable scene in season five, when a crucial character will walk through the town naked, as a sign of penance.
3. Ethnographic Museum
– Built in 1590, this is a fascinating building in itself, and the exhibits showcase the economic, cultural and spiritual development of Dubrovnik. Once a granary, in the show it doubles for the brothel where Tyrion Lannister meets Oberyn Martell in season four. Here Tyrion welcomes ‘the Red Viper’ to the capital, after he stabs a rude Lannister soldier in the hand.
4. Fort St. Lovrijenac
– (Fort of St. Lawrence) is located at the western side of the Old Town, outside the city walls on a 37 meters high cliff. It’s also known as “Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar” and it is a symbol of freedom for the people of Dubrovnik in their historical struggle against Venetian rule. In the show, this awe-inspiring fortress portrays the infamous Red Keep. The scenes of the Red Keep in season one were actually shot in Malta, but the film crew from season two onward moved the set to Croatia to shoot more exterior shots of Dubrovnik and Lovrijenac Fortress. Fortress appears in the opening episode of season two where Joffrey sits during a tournament and where Cersei and Littlefinger discuss the nature of power. This is also a place where Battle of Blackwater Bay took place.
5. Fort Bokar
– The fort is located on the South-western part of Dubrovnik City walls. It was conceived as the key point in the defense of the Pile Gate, the western fortified entrance of the city. This fairytale-like building featured in seasons two and three, and is particularly visible when Varys tells Tyrion that he’s ‘quite good’ at being the hand of the king. While looking out to sea, they discuss battle-strategies to defeat Stannis Baratheon’s army.
6. Gradac Park
– Hidden behind the red roofs of stone houses, park Gradac is just 200m away from the Old town. This beautiful and romantic park set a perfect location for Purple wedding where Joffrey had his wedding feast.