Welcome to King’s Landing
I’m back in Croatia and I’m currently staying in beautiful Dubrovnik. But to fans of the series Game of Thrones, the city is better known as King’s Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms. During the first season, many of the exterior scenes were shot in Mdina, former capital of Malta. But due to various complications the filming later moved to Dubrovnik.
Note: This page may contain visual spoilers for season 2 and 3.
The city features prominently in a lot of scenes, with a touch of added CGI. For instance, the landmark Fort Lovrijenac is often used as the Red Keep. Below the fort is the pier of season 3 opening episode where Sansa and Baelish have a talk.
Dubrovnik was also used for other locations, such as Daenerys visit to the House of Undying in the town of Qarth, season 2. It was filmed at the base of Minceta Tower, highest point of the city walls.
Fort Lovrijenac is featured in a variety of disguises, sometimes as the Red Keep and sometimes not. More scenes from season 2:
Other Dubrovnik locations are Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace, which both were featured in the scenes with the Spice King of Qarth. The actual palace of Qarth was the Benedictine Monastery on nearby island Lokrum. The terracotta rooftops of the city are another common backdrop in many scenes.
Well, season four has just started so I better get out of the city before someone chops my head off.