Short history of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. The history of Dubrovnik is amazing, starting from the 7th century. An independent, merchant republic for 700 years, it traded with Turkey and India and had trade representatives in Africa, in the Cape Verde Islands. Dubrovnik had diplomatic relations with the English court in the Middle Ages. Its status was such that powerful and rich Venice was envious of this Croatian city.
Dubrovnik Croatia: King’s Landing
The Old Town Walls are probably one of the most famous features of Dubrovnik. The walls surround the city and fortress that make up the Old Town. The Walls provide one of the great views of Old Town. If entering through the Ploce Gate from the East or Pile Gate on the West, entrances to walk around the walls are available. This came highly recommended by locals for seeing the city.
Once inside Old Town, you can find the 300-meter long Stradun. This is the widest street in the old city. Stradun began as a bridge then became the main street. Many of the historic buildings and monuments in Dubrovnik are situated along the Stradun, because of which it serves as a popular esplanade for tourists.
If you were wondering where is the iron throne in real life the answer is Old Town Dubrovnik in Croatia. Old Town Dubrovnik and its magnificent walls also provide the setting for King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones is HBO series about Nine noble families who fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros. According to IMDB, Game of Thrones is one of the best series of all time with a score of 9.4.
Game of Thrones filming location in Dubrovnik
Any Game of Thrones fan knows that the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in Croatia was the filming location for the King’s Landing in the TV series.
In Dubrovnik Croatia are filmed many famous scenes such as Cersei’s walk of shame, King Joffery’s tournament, and Daenerys Targaryen visits Qarth. The most famous scene in season five “Walk of Shame”, in which Cersei Lannister walk naked through the streets of King’s Landing begin at the top of the Jesuit Staircase. These beautiful stairs are located on the south side of Gundulic Square. The steps lead up to the Uz Jezuite Street, where are situated the Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius and two of Dubrovnik’s colleges, Collegium Ragusinum and Jesuit College.
Top 10 Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Dubrovnik Croatia
- Lovrijenac Fort – The Red Keep
- Dubrovnik West Pier – Blackwater Bay
- Pile Harbour
- Dubrovnik West Harbour
- Fort Bokar
- Gradac Park – The Purple Wedding
- Pile Gate
- Minčeta tower – The House of Undying
- Jesuit Staircase
- The Rector’s Palace
The transformation of Dubrovnik to King’s Landing
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Dubrovnik is also famous for its summer festival, the major producer of top-quality events in Dubrovnik, as Croatia’s leading cultural institution, and as one of Europe’s five most distinguished cultural festivals. Festival promotes its site-specific program policy, combines tradition and modernity, and connects local, national and international creativity.
Dubrovnik has so much to offer and definitively Should Be High on Your Travel Wish List. You can take a tour of the city walls, visit beautiful churches and cultural event, the Franciscan monastery, go to nightlife.
Nightlife in Dubrovnik: Culture Club Revelin
The nightlife in Dubrovnik is very exciting. One of the most famous places for nightlife is Culture Club Revelin.
A club venue since summer 2011, a 16th-century fortress that is the eastern end of Dubrovnik’s Old Town become popular nightlife place. Dubrovnik’s military architects had constructed what is an ideal historical venue for a club.
A lot of leading Croatian pop and rock acts perform here throughout the year. In summer, many stars probably be an international DJ appearing here every weekend throughout the season such as Fat Boy Slim, Martin Solveig and, sundry other famous performers.
It’s time for the outdoor adventure near Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik in Croatia is an absolutely fantastic city, but like all such wonderful places it gets big crowded, especially when all the tours and cruise ships arrive. If you don’t what to do in Dubrovnik when it is crowded, our suggestions go outside the walls for a couple of days.
Near Dubrovnik is many places for vacation and weekend outdoor adventure, such as the National Park Sutjeska.
National Park Sutjeksa
National Park Sutjeska covers 17,500 hectares of magnificent and unspoiled wilderness on the main tourist road Belgrade – Višegrad – Foča – Tjentište – Trebinje – Dubrovnik, and Dubrovnik – Sarajevo. Dubrovnik is 2 and a half-hour drive from the National Park Sutjeska. Sutjeska National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the home of Perućica. According to Unesco Perućica is the last primeval forests in modern Europe. The highest peak of the Maglić Mountain (2386) is also located within the national park Sutjeska and at the same time is the highest peak in the whole country. People visiting the National Park Sutjeska because they want to experience the beautiful untouchable nature. The national park has many beautiful hiking trails, the longest of which is 22 kilometers. Also, adrenaline lovers have the opportunity to feel canyoning in the canyon Hrcavka located in the National Park Sutjeska.
Hrcavka river canyon is located in the National Park Sutjeska. Canyoning is one of the most popular extreme sports in the world and Hrcavka canyon is an ideal place for rest from Dubrovnik city crowds.
The canyon has many verticals (up to 10m), waterfalls, deep natural pools, and water slides. Canyoning in canyon Hrcavka will bring you many excitement, adrenaline, good fun, and good food. It is the best outdoor activity for adrenaline lovers.
Hiking in Sutjeska National Park
In the national park, Sutjeska has some beautiful hiking trails. You can hike Zelengora mountain, visit and hiking in primal forest Perucica, or if you are a romantic lover, you can go hiking to Trnovacko lake with your loved one
Hiking Trnovacko Lake
Trnovacko lake its beautiful lake in the shape of a heart and water is a clear blue-green color. It is a great place for swimming and hiking in the summertime. Trnovacko lake is the most beautiful lake in the entire region. Its mountain waters are of glacial origin and the color of emeralds, great for swimming. Lakes surface mirror creates a relaxing and fascinating image.
So, if you’re a romantic guy or girlfriend, take your beloved person and go hiking to Trnovacko Heart-Shaped Lake. This romantic hiking trail will delight you.
Back to King landing
After a relaxing weekend and exciting outdoor adventures in Bosnia, it’s time to return to the king’s landing. Your life batteries are charged and you can again enjoy the Dubrovnik and its exciting nightlife.
Don’t forget, Life is a big adventure!
Your Outdoor Tara Team