HBO’s award-winning and immensely popular TV series Game of Thrones will continue filming scenes in Dubrovnik starting from September 27 until August 7, according to Dubrovnik Tourist Board. HBO’s production crew is already scouting locations that will appear in the third season.
In case you didn’t know, Dubrovnik was the main shooting location for King’s Landing, a fictional city in the TV show. It first appeared in the second season, and the production crew as well as the actors are coming here for their second year. They already expressed their admiration with Dubrovnik, its walls, and remarkable resemblance to the fictional city, or at least how they imagined it.
“King’s Landing might be the single most important location in the entire show, and it has to look right,” says Co-Executive Producer David Benioff during the last year’s filming of season two.
“To find a full-on, immaculately preserved medieval walled city that actually looks uncannily like King’s Landing where the bulk of our show is set, that was in and of itself such an amazing find,” adds Co-Executive Producer D.B. Weiss.
The actors have also chimed in with their own thoughts of Dubrovnik and Croatia in the video released last April:
Dubrovnik isn’t the only Game of Thrones filming location in Croatia, as some scenes from the city Qarth are filmed on a small island called Lokrum, just 10 minutes off the coast of Dubrovnik.
As mentioned season 3 will be filmed in the Old City of Dubrovnik, which was the set for King’s Landing in the second series, and also a new location Trsteno Arboretum, which is rumored to be the set for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the third series.
Dubrovnik is most certainly one of most popular and memorable tourist destinations in Croatia you simply have to visit sooner or later, and if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones this gives you yet another reason to do so.