The Pavilion by the Sea
The picturesque pavilion overlooking the sea and islands was featured in quite a few scenes of Game of Thrones. It is part of a botanical garden, located in Croatia near the City of Dubrovnik. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.
Olenna Tyrell: Luckily for you, the Queen Regent is rather distracted at the moment. Mourning her dear departed boy. Accusing her brother of his murder, which he didn’t commit.
Margaery Tyrell: Well, he could have done.
Olenna Tyrell: He could have done, but he didn’t.
Margaery Tyrell: You don’t know, Grandmother.
Olenna Tyrell: But I do know. You don’t think I’d let you marry that beast, do you?
Where did they film the “Pavilion by the sea” scenes?
The beautiful Pavilion, overseeing the sea and the islands, is part of the gardens in Kingslanding in the series. It is the place where lady Olenna Tyrell’s apparently spends most of the time receiving her guests and plotting conspiracies. This location is featured in several scenes throughout the 3. and 4. Game of Thrones season. The filming location for this scenic pavilion is the Trsteno Arboretum in Trsteno, Croatia.
It is known to be the oldest arboretum in this part of the world. The viaduct, which still functions as the irrigation system was constructed in the 15th century by a local noble family. By 1948 it came under the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, which is still responsible for the caretaking.
If you drive by car, the best way to enter is by following the signs from the main road in Trsteno. You will find some shadowy parking places nearby. There is an entrance fee to the arboretum and the price can variate between 7-8 USD (6-7 EUR).
The botanical garden is connected to the Adriatic Highway and is around 20 min drive away from Dubrovnik. You can take a bus to Trsteno from Gruž, which is a neighborhood in Dubrovnik. Find more info about the bus tickets HERE.
The scene filmed in the pavilion at Trsteno Arboretum:
Olenna Tyrell admits killing King Joffrey
(Season 4, Episode 4: “Oathkeeper”)
Lord Varys and Olenna Tyrell discuss Littlefinger and Sansa
(Season 3, Episode 4: “Oathkeeper”)
Sansa meets Margaery and Lady Olenna Tyrell
(Season 3, Episode 2: “Dark Wings, Dark Words”)
Margaery and Sansa discuss Sansa’s marriage with Tyrion
(Season 3, Episode 7: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”)
Olenna and Margaery meet Brienne of Tarth
(Season 4, Episode 1: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”)