Thanks to HBO’s hit TV series, Game of Thrones, newspapers, TV shows and blogs all over the world know about Dubrovnik and its historic walls. Dubrovnik, known as King’s Landing to fans of the show, has been named one of the top 19 international film locations to visit by the popular BuzzFeed website.
According to Men’s Journal Dubrovnik is the perfect setting for King’s Landing, ” George R.R. Martin himself couldn’t have dreamed up a better stand-in for King’s Landing, the seat of power in Game of Thrones, than Dubrovnik…For nearly 500 years, the city of 42,000 was an Adriatic city-state that guarded its liberty fiercely against the near-constant threat of marauding Venetians and Ottomans. Its motto “Liberty cannot be sold for any amount of gold” is something Lannisters may have challenged, but the point is well taken.”
”In Dubrovnik, you might wander into the oldest working pharmacy in the world, which has been selling ointments and balms inside a Franciscan monastery since the 14th century or a 600-year-old palace, without even realizing it…The emerald-green island of Lokrum, the TV show’s stand-in for the slavers’ city of Qarth. In real life, it’s a nature preserve where peacocks roam free. Tyrion would feel right at home.”
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