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Jaime trains with Bronn
Jaime Lannister trains with Bronn in two captivating scenes. They practice their swordplay on a beautiful platform by the sea, surrounded by towering rocks. This unique platform is found in Croatia, near the City of Dubrovnik. Curious about the exact filming location? Read on or click on the map pointer in the navigation area.
“Ahh! Bold warrior you are, attacking a man when his guard’s down.”Jaime Lannister
Where did they film the scene where Jaime trains with Bronn?
Bronn trained Jaime to fight with his left hand after the tragic loss of his sword hand. They chose a serene, sealed-off place by the sea, away from prying eyes. The training platform is located in Trsteno Arboretum in Trsteno, Croatia. This arboretum was used as a movie set for several “Game of Thrones” scenes in seasons 3 and 4.
The Trsteno Arboretum is not only a filming location but also the oldest arboretum in this part of the world, dating back to the 15th century. To supply fresh water, the owners built a viaduct that connects to a fountain in the middle of the park. Since 1948, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts has been maintaining the garden.
Ways to get to the Trsteno Arboretum
Getting to the Trsteno Arboretum is simple. By car, follow the signs from the main road in Trsteno, where you will find parking spaces. If they are full, additional parking is available further down the road.
The botanical garden is well-connected, being around a 20-minute drive from Dubrovnik. Buses from Dubrovnik are also an option, with more info on departures and tickets HERE.
For “Game of Thrones” fans, guided tours from Dubrovnik to Trsteno Arboretum are plentiful. Check out the guided tour options above.
The scene filmed near the training platform at Trsteno Arboretum
Jaime and Bronn’s Sword Training
(Season 4, Episode 2, “The Lion and the Rose”)
Jaime Lannister, lacking confidence after losing his hand, trains with Bronn to regain his fighting skills. They choose a secluded spot near Trsteno Arboretum to practice, away from prying eyes. Bronn is unsympathetic and uncompromising, forcing Jaime to adapt to fighting with his left hand.
Bronn Convinces Jaime to Visit Tyrion
(Season 4, Episode 4, “Oathkeeper”)
Bronn and Jaime continue their training near the training platform at Trsteno Arboretum. During the session, Bronn brings up Tyrion, who has been imprisoned and is awaiting trial for the murder of King Joffrey. Bronn uses the opportunity to convince Jaime to visit his brother and hear his side of the story, appealing to Jaime’s sense of family loyalty.
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