Ultimate Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik (2023 guide)

Dubrovnik, a beautiful city on the coast of Croatia, is a must-visit destination for fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is the real-life location of King’s Landing, the capital city of the Seven Kingdoms in the show. Dubrovnik’s stunning architecture, historic landmarks, and breathtaking coastline served as the perfect backdrop for many of the show’s iconic scenes.

Discover the beauty of the Old Town, its medieval fortresses, narrow stone streets and beautiful Adriatic sea, see where the popular series was filmed, recreate your own Game Of Thrones scene, take pictures and make all your friends at home envious for not coming along!

For the more adventurous, we prepared a list of cool Game Of Thrones things to do in Dubrovnik, such as playing in an escape room where you can be a hero for a day trying Save King’s Landing, or setting out on a panoramic cruise dressed in your favourite character (costumes provided).

Follow this guide for a complete Game of Thrones experience in King’s Landing (Dubrovnik), one of top Game of Thrones filming locations in Croatia.

Top Game of Thrones inspired activities in Dubrovnik

Ultimate Game of Thrones Experience- Save King's Landing

Immerse yourself in the world of Westeros in a thrilling escape game

Escape room is an absolute must-do activity for any Game of Thrones fan in Dubrovnik
 Indulge in the Ultimate Game of Thrones Adventure: Save Kings Landing! Prepare to be thrilled and captivated as you step into the mesmerising world of Westeros. This is the absolute must-do activity for any Game of Thrones fan visiting Dubrovnik, and it’s the number one fun thing to do in the city. 

Get ready to save Kings Landing from impending doom as you solve mind-bending puzzles, decipher cryptic clues, and race against the clock. The Game of Thrones-inspired escape room is meticulously designed for an immersive experience that will leave you breathless with excitement. Don’t miss out; your heroic journey to the Seven Kingdoms awaits!

Booking this experience brings you discount for other cool activities you can do in Dubrovnik

Kayaking Tour
20% discount
Game Of Thrones Tour
20% discount
Iron Throne
Free photo

Game of Thrones Cruise and Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Sail on the same boat used to film Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik & enjoy the sights!


Get on board of the traditional Karaka ship from the times of Dubrovnik Republic. Immediately you will feel like you have sailed back in time and immersed yourself in history. Sail around Dubrovnik on the same ship in which Daenerys Targaryen sailed in the series.

Discover Game Of Thrones locations with an experienced guide on a guided walk in the Old Town. Take cool photos in costumes on board and sip on Dragon Blood cocktails. Definitely you will enjoy this unique experience, with its beautiful panoramic views of the Old Town. This combo experience last for 2 hours: 45 minutes on the panoramic cruise and 1 hr 15 min for the walking tour.

Game of Thrones Walking Tour

Find out behind the scenes spicy details about the filming of Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik

Game of thrones walking tour in Dubrovnik takes you to all the filming locations

Game of Thrones walking tour is a perfect way for die-hard fans to explore the city, discover the GOT filming locations and also learn a bit about history. 

Typical walking tour is around 2 hours, and takes you through all the filming locations in the Old Town. Enjoy the city’s picturesque ambiance and recollect the scenes from the popular HBO TV series, all with an expert guide by your side.

If you have more time, take the full tour (around 3.5 hrs) that includes a trip to Trsteno Arboretum, historical garden that starred as the palace gardens in King’s Landing.

Otherwise, if you are more independent, take a self-guided tour. Download the map with all the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik and set yourself on an exploring adventure around town.

Booking an escape room experience first will get you
a 20% discount for a GoT Walking Tour

Original Iron Throne on Lokrum

Escape the city crowds & sit on the original Iron Throne used to film Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik


Lokrum island is a beautiful nature reserve, but also home to the original Iron Throne HBO used during filming. Taking your very own picture on the real Iron Throne is gonna be probably the best souvenir you will have from this trip!

Find out fun facts about the series and how the cast felt filming in Croatia, in a free Game Of Thrones exhibition. Take advantage of this unique opportunity tucked away on the islands, in the Monastery.

Exploring this charming little island full of bunnies and peacocks is something you do not want to miss in Dubrovnik!

Game of Thrones Treasure Hunt

Outdoor game played in Old Town

game of thrones treasure hunt in Dubrovnik
Play an outdoor treasure hunt inspired by Game of Thrones and discover the filming locations at your own pace. Have fun solving the puzzles and discover some fun facts. 
This game includes a book (to be returned) and a photo on the Iron Throne Drinks with a view of the Blackwater Bay. Test your power of logic, observation & map reading in this fun 2 hours game. 

Game of Thrones inspired dining

All men must eat! Feast like your favourite Game of Thrones character in Dubrovnik

Try the Game of Thrones inspired menu in Dubrovnik’s restaurant Kopun
Restaurant Kopun, located on top of the stairs where the infamous Walk of Shame took place offers GOT inspired menu. Available for lunch daily from 12 -16 h, choose from a set menu of fish or chicken for the main dish. 
Savor on a delicious 3 course menu, inspired by the recipes from the Game of Thrones cookbook. Served in Game of Thrones themed plates and bowls, this is an experience true fans surely GOT to try. 

Game of Thrones inspired drinking

'I drink and I know things' - Tyrion Lannister


After exploring the Old Town and filling your bellies with food, head out to Lapad bay for some different scenery. Half way down the promenade is cafe bar Promenade with its Game of Cocktails, GOT inspired cocktail list.

Try how the Mother of Dragons tastes like, and see for yourself how big actually The Imp is. Unusual and exotic ingredients like violet liqueur, passion puree and magic mix with their distinctive flavours will surely delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Careful though, one too many and you might be knocked off your feet and starting your own walk of shame.

Game of Thrones shop with Iron Throne replica

Iron Throne replica in the Game of Thrones Souvenir shop in Dubrovnik Old Town


Find a perfect souvenir to bring back home to your friends and family in the official Game of Thrones shop. This is the only shop that has a life-sized replica of the Iron Throne you can take pictures on. 

To take pictures on the throne, you have to buy a souvenir or pay a 10 euro fee.

Tip: play the Game of Thrones escape room and get a free picture on the Throne 

Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik (Self-guided tour)

It’s no surprise that stunning Dubrovnik was chosen as a filming location for the hit TV series Game of Thrones. From walking tours to island explorations, you can immerse yourself in the world of Westeros and visit all the iconic filming locations from the show. 
In this article, we’ll take you on a self-guided tour of all the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik and tell you why they are worth a visit. Don’t forget to take plenty of photos and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Map of all Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik
1. Lovrijenac Fortress – Exterior of the Red Keep

The Lovrijenac Fortress is a stunning location that was used as the exterior of the Red Keep in King’s Landing. This fortress is a must-visit for Game of Thrones fans, as it’s where several iconic scenes from the show were filmed. The fortress is also a great location for tourists, offering a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea.

2. Pile Gate – Entrance to King’s Landing

The Pile Gate is the entrance to the Old Town of Dubrovnik and was used as the entrance to King’s Landing in season 2 of Game of Thrones. This gate has historical significance as it dates back to the 16th century and was used as a defense mechanism for the city.

3. St. Dominic Street – Market in King’s Landing

St. Dominic Street is a charming street located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It was used as the market in King’s Landing in season 2 of Game of Thrones. Tourists will love exploring this street, as it’s full of shops, restaurants, and beautiful architecture.

4. Jesuit Staircase – Cersei’s Walk of Shame

The Jesuit Staircase is located within the Old Town Dubrovnik and was used as the location for Cersei’s walk of shame in season 5 of Game of Thrones. This location is worth a visit for its historical significance, as it was built in the 18th century and is a stunning example of Baroque architecture.

5. Rector’s Palace – Exterior of the Spice King’s Palace

The Rector’s Palace is a beautiful palace located in the heart of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It was used as the exterior of the Spice King’s Palace in Qarth in several seasons of Game of Thrones. Tourists will love exploring the palace, as it’s full of history and culture.

6. Minčeta Tower – House of the Undying

The Minčeta Tower is one of the most iconic locations in Dubrovnik. It was used as the House of the Undying in Qarth in season 2 of Game of Thrones. This location is worth a visit for its historical significance, as it was built in the 15th century and offers a stunning view of the city.

7. Lokrum Island – City of Qarth

Lokrum Island is a beautiful island located just a short boat ride from Dubrovnik. It served as the location for the city of Qarth in season 2 of Game of Thrones. Tourists will love exploring the island, as it’s full of lush botanical gardens, historic landmarks, and beautiful beaches as well as the home to the original Iron Throne used to film Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik.

8. Gradac park – the purple wedding

Located just outside the city walls, Gradac Park offers stunning views of the city and the Adriatic Sea. The park was transformed into the King’s Landing gardens for the Purple Wedding scene, where King Joffrey Baratheon met his untimely demise. Visitors can explore the park, which features beautiful greenery and historic landmarks, and relive the infamous scene from the show.

9. Abandoned hotel belvedere – outside of Old Town

The Hotel Belvedere served as the filming location for several scenes in the show.  While the Hotel Belvedere is no longer open to the public due to renovations, fans can still visit the location and take photos outside the hotel. It’s located just outside the city walls, so it’s a convenient stop for visitors who are exploring the city.

10. Trsteno arboretum – outside of Old Town

Trsteno Arboretum is located about 20 minutes outside of Dubrovnik and is the oldest arboretum in Croatia, dating back to the 15th century. In the show, it served as the gardens of the Red Keep, where several scenes featuring fan-favorite characters such as Olenna Tyrell and Sansa Stark took place.

Visitors to Trsteno Arboretum can explore the gardens and enjoy the stunning scenery, which includes a variety of exotic plants and trees. They can also visit the famous Neptune Fountain, which was featured in several Game of Thrones scenes.


Tips for visiting Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik

The locals do whatever they can to stay away from the Old Town because of the notorious crowds and heat that comes with the summer months. If you are visiting Old Town Dubrovnik filming locations in the summer here are some local tips:

  • Plan to go early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat. Avoid being in the sun for too long, especially between 11 am 3 pm when it’s the hottest so you dont get burnt or sun sick. The Old Town stone can make that heat slightly more intense.
  • Avoid the huge crowds in old town on days there are a lot of cruise ships in port. Check the cruise ship schedule & plan activities outside of the old town for the time the ships are in port.
  • Take plenty of water with you – it is easy to get dehydrated in the sun. Bonus tip: take an empty bottle and fill it up at any fountain – water is perfectly clean.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, and shoes appropriate for walking.
  • Use sun protection (SPF, sunglasses, hat etc.)
  • Bring a camera to recreate scenes from the show.
  • Do not cram your visit to all the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik from this list in one day. Rather, take your time to experience the true beauty of King’s Landing. See why George R.R. Martin fell in love with this town in the first place!


In conclusion, Dubrovnik is a must-visit destination for Game of Thrones fans and tourists alike. The city’s stunning architecture, rich history, and beautiful landscapes make it the perfect location for filming a TV series. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a unique travel experience, a self-guided tour of the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik is an adventure you won’t want to miss.


What's your favourite Game of Thrones thing to do in Dubrovnik?

We hope these ideas of Game of Thrones things to do in Dubrovnik will inspire you for a great GOT holidays. 

 If you tried one of these, please leave a comment bellow and tell us how it was. Or tell us what other cool and interesting activities you would recommend other travellers to do and Game of Thrones fans in Dubrovnik!

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