Have you always wondered about the wonderful filming set in Game of Thrones the TV show? And where these sets were based? Look no further! In this new series, we will tell you all about the filming sets and show you a little behind the scenes.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back to the World of Thrones blog!
Today’s blog will be the part of our series When in Westeros which will be looking into the filming locations of the Game of Thrones TV show. The week’s set of locations we are looking at are in Croatia!
Many of the scenes from season 2 onwards were filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It is mainly used for scenes relating to King’s Landing but other scenes not King’s Landing related were also filmed. Other surrounding areas were used for these scenes but all in Croatia. I think that the use of Dubrovnik is lovely because unlike sets in Belfast, you can actually go visit some of the locations which you don’t get to do often. Below are a list of some of the locations and how they were used for the show!
City Walls - Walls of King’s Landing
St. Dominic Street - Market scenes in King’s Landing
Fort Lovrijenac (Fort of St. Lawrence) - Walls used in season 2 premiere, during the Battle of Blackwater
Fort Bokar - seen as Tyrion and Varys look out onto the bay
Pile Gate - where the Lannister see Princess Myrcella off, where Sansa and Shae are watching ships
Gradac Park - where Purple Wedding feast took place
Belvedere Atrium - where trial by combat happened between Oberyn Martell and Gregor Clegane
Trsteno Arboretum - Red Keep’s extensive garden
Stradun- Walk of Penance in season 5
Minčeta Tower - exterior and steps of House of the Undying in Qarth
Lokrum Island - Location of garden party in Qarth
Dubac quarry - construction site for large Gates of Qarth
Diocletian’s Palace - Season 4 like underground passageways in Meereen
Castle Ward - Winterfell exteriors, generic army camp scenes, The Twins (digitally inserted)
Šibenik Exterior shots of Braavos
Klis Fortress- Meereen exteriors
Kaštel Gomilica - Braavos exteriors for season 5
Well that’s it for today’s When in Westeros! We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about this as much as we have and look forward to next instalment. If you have any suggestions of what you what you want us to look at next leave a comment!
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Lacey Oakfield Oooh that looks absolutely gorgeous! I should visit Croatia some time.... Thank you for collecting these wonderful pictures for us, Sophia!
Raena Blackheart I love reading about all the filming locations! *adds to travelling list*