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Daenerys meets the Spice King in Qarth

Daenerys Targaryen meets the Spice King of Quarth to ask if he will give her ships to reconquer the seven kingdoms. They meet in a stunning courtyard with beautiful stone stairs located in an old building in Dubrovnik, Croatia. For those interested in the exact filming location, you can find it on the map pointer in the navigation area above.

“I am not your little princess. I am Daenerys Stormborn of the blood of old Valyria and I will take what is mine, with fire and blood.”

Daenerys Targaryen

Where did they film the meeting scene between Daenerys and the king of spices?

The scene’s stunning setting, featuring a beautiful courtyard and stone stairs, is found in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It’s located at the Rector’s Palace, near the old dock and the Cathedral of Dubrovnik.

The Rector’s Palace has an interesting history, dating back to the 14th century. Frequently rebuilt and renovated, it combines Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. From the 14th century until 1808, it served as the seat for the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa.

Today, it houses the historical department of the Dubrovnik Museum, with fascinating exhibits like one featuring antique furniture. The entrance fee, at 130 Kuna, might seem a little high, but it grants access to six museums in Dubrovnik. You can find more info about the entrance fees and other museums at Dubrovnik Museums.

You can get a glimpse of the courtyard through the front door without paying, but for an in-depth exploration and the opportunity to take quality photos, an entrance ticket is required.

The scene filmed at Rector’s Palace

Daenerys meets the spice king at his estate in Qarth
(Season 2, Episode 6: “The Old Gods and the New”)

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) seeks support from the Spice King (Nicholas Blane) at his estate in Qarth. She passionately requests ships to transport her army, but the Spice King dismisses her claim to the throne, questioning her ability to conquer and rule. Despite her dragons and birthright, he politely but firmly refuses her, underscoring Daenerys’s inexperience and the challenges she faces in gaining allies for her quest to reclaim the Iron Throne.

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