Filming location in Game of Thrones Series

Filming Location
Terrace above the sea

Experience the picturesque scenes from Game of Thrones right at the panoramic terrace overlooking the sea, surrounded by lush gardens. This unique botanical garden, located near the historic city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, has appeared in three different scenes from the renowned series. To find the exact filming location, you can consult the map pointer in the navigation area.

“I can’t let you starve. I swore to protect you.”

Tyrion Lannister

Where Did They Film the “Terrace Above the Sea” Scenes?

The terrace provides a sweeping view of the sea and some distant islands, making it an iconic location in Game of Thrones. Featured in seasons 3 and 4, the filming location for the terrace and the garden is the Trsteno Arboretum in Trsteno, Croatia.

About the Trsteno Arboretum

The Trsteno Arboretum, known as the oldest arboretum in this part of the world, dates back to the 15th century. The scenes filmed at this location showcased the serene terrace by the sea, offering a place for contemplative conversations between characters. The lush environment and the historic backdrop provided an idyllic setting for the dramatic narratives of the series.

The owners built a viaduct in the 15th century to supply fresh water to the Arboretum, connecting it to the fountain in the park’s center. Since 1948, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts has been taking care of the garden, preserving its historical beauty.

The Scenes Filmed at Tresteno Arboretum

Tyrion and Sansa talk about the death of her mother and brother
(Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords”)

In this poignant scene, Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage) and Sansa Stark (played by Sophie Turner) discuss the tragic deaths of her mother and brother. The characters’ emotions are expertly captured against the serene backdrop of Trsteno Arboretum’s pond.

Littlefinger offers Sansa to flee Kings Landing with his ship
(Season 3, Episode 5: “Kissed by Fire”)

Here, Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger (played by Aidan Gillen), offers Sansa Stark a chance to escape the dangers of King’s Landing by fleeing with his ship. The tense exchange adds layers to their complex relationship.

Varys offers money to Shae if she leaves Kings Landing
(Season 3, Episode 10: “Mhysa”)

In this strategic move, Varys (played by Conleth Hill) attempts to bribe Shae (played by Sibel Kekilli) to leave King’s Landing. The scene underscores Varys’ political maneuvering and Shae’s conflicted feelings about her relationship with Tyrion.

Sansa knows she won’t be leaving Kings Landing and watches Littlefinger’s ship depart
(Season 3, Episode 3: “The Climb”)

In a moment filled with longing and resignation, Sansa Stark watches as Littlefinger’s ship sails away, knowing that her chance to leave King’s Landing has slipped through her fingers. The scene emphasizes Sansa’s sense of entrapment and the intrigue of courtly politics.

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