When I visited the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia in November of 2011, I had no idea that one of my favorite television shows, Game of Thrones, had just recently finished filming its second season there. When the season premiere aired four months later, I realized that Dubrovnik had been used to depict King’s Landing (though I also recognized a few other parts of the city in other scenes, such as those in Qarth).
The strange sensation of seeing the city walls I had so recently walked and photographed being used to represent this fantasy world led to some occasional difficulty suspending disbelief, but I nevertheless thought it was quite cool to have actually stood in the same locations as the characters in the show.
I will write much more about my visit to the magnificent city of Dubrovnik in my travelogue, but for now I thought I would just share some of my photos that match up with locations from the television series (based on my foggy memory from seeing Season 2 nearly a year ago). Very minor spoilers ahead for those who haven’t watched the second season . . .
I’m sure there were several other areas used for filming that I’m not recalling at the moment, but I don’t feel like re-watching the entire season right now to find them :-), so I’ll just leave you with one final long-exposure night shot that feels a bit like a fantasy photo with the smoothness of the water:
6 thoughts on “Dubrovnik: A Tour of King’s Landing (and other locations)”
I learnt that as well and wrote about it in my blog when I visited Croatia this past September. Love Game of Thrones so I thought it was rather cool to discover the “real life” King’s Landing. Gorgeous place eh? Nice blog 🙂
Thank you 🙂 Yes, it is a gorgeous place, walking the wall was amazing.
What is the name of the tower they used for the house of the undying? I’m visiting Dubrovnik this summer, can’t wait!
I’m not sure about the name, but if you look at the top photo, it’s the big tower visible in the lower right corner of the wall that surrounds the city. If you walk the entire wall, you can’t miss it. Have a great time!
I LOVE Game of Thrones! Beautiful photos!