Filming location in Game of Thrones Series

Filming Location
Ser Dontos gives Sansa a necklace

Sansa is frightened by Ser Dontos, who wants to thank her for saving his life. They meet in a clearing, part of a botanical garden not far from the City of Dubrovnik. If you’re curious to find the exact filming location, read on or click on the map pointer in the navigation area above.

“I don’t have anything else left. That’s all. Take it. Wear it. Let my name have one more moment in the sun before it disappears from the world.”

Ser Dontos Hollard

Where did they film the scene where Ser Dontos gives Sansa a necklace?

The unique clearing with a distinct rock table is found in the Trsteno Arboretum in Trsteno, Croatia. This arboretum was the setting for several “Game of Thrones” scenes in seasons 3 and 4.

Finding the clearing is easy. Just follow the pathway from the main building (summerhouse) to the water fountain. The clearing is on the left side, halfway to the fountain.

About the Trsteno Arboretum

The Trsteno Arboretum, dating back to the 15th century, is renowned as the oldest arboretum in this part of the world. To irrigate the garden, a viaduct was built to connect the park to a fountain. This fountain now serves as an irrigation system for various exotic trees and plants. Since 1948, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts has maintained the garden.

The scene filmed at Trsteno Arboretum

The scene filmed at Trsteno Arboretum

Ser Dontos follows Sansa into the garden to give her a neckless
(Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords ”)

Sansa Stark is being followed by someone, so she flees into the garden. Her pursuer turns out to be Ser Dontos Hollard, whom she saved on Joffrey’s name day. He gives her his mother’s necklace as a thank-you. Sansa initially refuses the gift, but Ser Dontos tells her that the necklace is the only thing left from his once-strong family. He asks her to take it and wear it so that his name has meaning before it disappears from the world. Moved by his plea, Sansa accepts the necklace.

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