Are you planning on filming in Dubrovnik? Take advantage of the beautiful medieval city that served as King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros in HBO’s Game of Thrones and as the planet Ahch-To in Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, all in one spot! The exquisite architecture and aesthetic of Dubrovnik will leave you spellbound and make your film memorable for all the right reasons. Contact us today to learn more about filming production in Dubrovnik, Croatia!
Old City of Dubrovnik
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and filming location for Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Last Jedi . The towering stone walls that have safeguarded local residents since they were built over 1000 years ago are now home to a burgeoning film industry. As Dubrovnik becomes a popular international filming destination, city officials must strike a delicate balance between maintaining their status as a UNESCO World Heritage site while also supporting new business opportunities. In fact, Dubrovnik may be on its way to becoming an even bigger draw for films; HBO recently announced it was interested in using Dubrovnik’s Stradun (the pedestrian-only street) to film scenes from Game of Thrones , once again raising questions about how much tourism can impact one of Europe’s most precious cultural heritage sites. This is what makes life great! Enjoy it! And make sure you try out our private driver service with your family or friends visiting Dubrovnik!
Where to film on the Coast
The city of Dubrovnik and its surroundings offer a number of locations for filmmakers looking to get away from it all. With beautiful beaches to explore and some wonderful historic spots you can film an idyllic setting while bringing your stories to life. From Old Town Harbor to Lapad Bay—you can’t go wrong filming in these areas as they are perfect for television series like Game of Thrones or even more recent blockbuster hits like The Last Jedi.
Where to film at the Fortresses
For filming at Fort St. George or Fort Klose you’ll need to get a permit and have everything approved by The Department of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Natural Assets. These permits are usually taken care of via an agency but if you do decide to do it on your own make sure you have everything right because fines can be heavy. I recommend going through an agency simply because they know exactly what needs to be done and will ensure things go smoothly.
Where to film on Lokrum Island
Lokrum Island is one of several islands lying off Dubrovnik’s coast that have been used as filming locations for various television shows and films. The island has most recently been featured as a filming location for Game of Thrones and The Last Jedi—both films were shot at Lokrum Botanical Gardens. However, it was actually Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides that put Lokrum on the map for foreign film productions. In addition to its natural beauty and proximity to mainland, Lokrum offers an array of facilities for shooting purposes—such as sandy beaches where scenes involving pirates can be filmed along with small homes and walkways made from authentic materials like stone and wood. This Old World charm will certainly make you forget that you are somewhere off a major European city!