The Game of Thrones has captured the hearts and minds of many people worldwide with its riveting story, excellent acting, and shocking plot twists. One place where all these elements come together is Dubrovnik in Croatia. The country's culture is rich and varied, and these five places are some of the best attractions for anyone who loves this hit series.
1. The Jesuit Stairs
These stairs became a famous scene in Season Five of the series, where they appeared during Cersei Lannister's infamous Walk of Shame. The iconic location features Spanish architecture and has catapulted into popularity since it was featured on the show. At the top, you can enjoy views over Dubrovnik that are not to be missed!
2. Fort Lovrijenac
In season 7 of Game of Thrones, the exterior for Blackwater Bay is actually Dubrovnik's St. Lawrence Fortress. The fortress lies on the outskirts outside the western walls in Old Town. Its interior has been used as a theater space to film inside "the Red Keep." Visitors can walk around this ancient site, once home to many kings, before adding their own footprints through history!
3. City Walls
Dubrovnik's City Walls were the deciding factor for producers in bringing Game of Thrones to shoot its beloved series. Due to these impressive Medieval-style walls, you're able to see them featured prominently throughout all six seasons, including some near Narrow Sea and many private walks taken on the show. You can take a tour that will guide you through this cultural landmark for a small fee - it is worth seeing!
4. Tresteno Arboretum
This mesmerizing arboretum, just 10 miles from Dubrovnik and home to a primary filming location for the King's Landing and Red Keep Garden on Game of Thrones, is one of the oldest in existence. The hedges are immaculate and beautiful floral selections that represent some form of privacy within this space.
5. Island of Lokrum
The Island of Lokrum is a 600 meter stretch from the city and home to many 'Game of Thrones' points of interest. The most famous spot being, you guessed it, "The Iron Throne!" Visitors can pose for selfies sitting on this infamous seat or take some pictures in front of its elegant frame before taking their leave. Other Game Of Thrones spots include Quarth's botanical gardens featured prominently throughout season four (Lokrum was even used as an exterior shot). And last but not least--if your interest runs deep enough--you can visit the monastery where Jaime Lannister trained with his sword hand, Jon Snow!
The show is everywhere in Dubrovnik. As you walk the streets, everything around you will remind you of Game of Thrones, from famous scenes to small details like a dragon's head carved into stone or even clothing inspired by Sansa Stark for sale at one store.
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