Being in Croatia, we had to see all the Game of Thrones filming locations we could. Especially in Dubrovnik, which was where most of the King’s Landing scenes were filmed. It was fun comparing the real-life places to the places in the film. It made visiting Croatia more of a scavenger hunt, but that was part of the fun. Let’s start with the place where the Mountain and the Red Viper battled to the death (Header photo). It didn’t end well! We are going to focus on some spots in Dubrovnik for this post.
What characteristics make you fall in love with a city?
Dubrovnik was a major draw to go to Croatia in the first place, and we found it to be way more interesting than we thought. We loved the medieval charm of this walled city and also having it nearly empty in November. The narrow alleyways, street cats, museums, fortresses, city walls, and troubled history made it a must-see destination. Dubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea and is a stunningly beautiful place to visit any time of year.
What stunning viewpoint do you enjoy driving up to?
Klis Fortress has stood high above Split Croatia, for over 2000 years and was home to many Croatian rulers. Today it is an excellent place to view the area, and fun to explore. With many stone paths, stairs, and narrow indoor walkways, it is fun to see what is around the next corner.
Diocletian’s palace is one of the major highlights of Split Croatia. This palace is about 1700 years old, built during Roman times in 305 AD. The emperor Diocletian had the palace built in his name. The ruins are one of the most valuable surviving buildings of the Roman era.
Split is a beautiful city in Croatia situated next to the Adriatic sea. It has an old town and many local attractions that make it worth visiting, especially during the off-season. With an old town full of history dating back nearly 2,700 years, there is a lot to see and do. Some structures that still exist are from the 3-5th centuries. If you like old ruins, beautiful coastlines, and culture, this is an excellent place to visit.
Do you love tunnels of trees as much as we do? Where have you found the best ones?
Even without the influence of Game of Thrones, we were enthralled by pictures of this mystical place: the Dark Hedges. A road losing itself in a tangle of trees looked like the perfect photo opportunity!