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Croatia and Game of Thrones

Posted by igamingbuzz on November 18th, 2019

In April 2019, the long-awaited eighth season of the Game of Thrones series was released. Croatia played an important role in the creation of the series - the picturesque cities on the Adriatic coast became the set for many episodes. Want to take a walk around the places where Daenerys Targaryen has stepped?

Dubrovnik

The resort "starred" in the series since the second season and ended up in the frame in the final season. The impressive walls of old Dubrovnik “turned” into the Royal Harbor. At the very beginning, the Red Castle was shot in Malta, then, starting from the second, it was transferred to Dubrovnik - the authors considered the Maltese nature to be too refined and preferred Croatian straightforwardness to it.

The scandalous episode of repentance of Cersei Lannister in the fifth season was filmed on the Jesuit stairs. The place is very atmospheric, even without taking into account the "cinematic" past - the baroque steps resemble the grandiose Spanish Steps in Rome and lead from the Cathedral of St. Ignatius of Loyola to Gundulic Square.

The Minchet Tower - the highest point of the Dubrovnik fortress - was used to shoot the House of the Immortals, the sorcerers of Quart. The wall thickness reaches almost two meters, and the holes for the guns remind of the formidable past of Dalmatia.

Lokrum Island

The rich city of Kvart, to which Daenerys Targaryen arrived with her dragons, was shot on the uninhabited island of Lokrum near Dubrovnik. The national reserve appeared here by the efforts of Archduke Maximilian Ferdinand of Habsburg. Rocks heated in the sun, pines, and tangerines, peacocks - the place fully justifies the title of an oasis. By the way, another advantage of a trip here will be the opportunity to look at Dubrovnik from the sea - this is one of the best camera angles.

Find the Benedictine monastery of 1023 on the island - it was its walls and galleries decorated with Gothic details that flashed in frames with Daenerys Targaryen. Believe us, all fans of gothic slots from the best assorted collection of online gambling games at Croatian casino will appreciate this episode!

Krk Island

The National Park has become a film set for landscapes in the Westeros River region. The creators were attracted by cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, and lagoons with saturated turquoise water. In addition to the stunning nature, the park is definitely worth a look at the remains of the Roman forum, a stylized village of the XIX century.

Sibenik

You can see this Croatian city in the fifth season of the series. The resort has "turned" into the flourishing Free City of Braavos. It is here that it is worth looking for the headquarters of the Iron Bank and the secret order of the Faceless, which Arya Stark sought.

The steep steps of the alleys and white limestone fit perfectly into the gloomy atmosphere of the series, and one of the main accents was St. James Cathedral with a frieze of 71 heads. The temple was built in the style of the Tuscan Renaissance with Gothic elements - four architects worked on its creation for almost 250 years. But the port of Braavos was filmed in another place - in the small harbor of the coastal town of Kastella near Split.

Ston

Another location for the filming of King's Landing was the small settlement of Ston. The local fortress wall (an impressive structure 5.5 km long and 40 towers!), As well as roofs covered with red tiles, fell into the frame. By the way, the Ston Wall is considered the second-longest in the world after the Great Wall of China.

Also See: Daenerys Targaryen, Fifth Season, Xix Century, Worth Looking, Dubrovnik, Series, Season

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