Terrace above the sea
You can see the panoramic terrace in three different Game of Thrones scenes. The pond and the garden are 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.
“I can’t let you starve. I swore to protect you.”
Where did they film the “Terrace above the sea” scenes?
The panoramic terrace overseeing the sea and some islands in the background is part of a big garden. This location is featured in three scenes in the 3. and 4. Game of Thrones season. The filming location for the terrace and the garden is the Trsteno Arboretum in Trsteno, Croatia.
The Trsteno Arboretum is known to be the oldest arboretum in this part of the world dating back to the 15th century. In order to supply fresh water to the Arboretum, the owners build a viaduct to the middle of the park connecting it to the fountain. By 1948 it came under the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts which is taking care of the garden ever since.
Ways to get to the Trsteno Arboretum
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 but there might be too few. In this case, you should find some additional parking spaces further down the road. 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 by car. But you can also take a bus to Trsteno if you travel from Dubrovnik. Find more info about the departures and the bus tickets HERE.
The scene filmed near the pond at Trsteno Arboretum:
Tyrion and Sansa talk about the death of her mother and brother
(Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords”)
Littlefinger offers Sansa to flee Kings Landing with his ship
(Season 3, Episode 5: “Kissed by Fire”)
Varys offers money to Shae if she lives Kings Landing
(Season 3, Episode 10: “Mhysa”) The Climb
Sansa knows she won’t be leaving Kings Landing and watches Littlefinger’s ship depart
(Season 3, Episode 3: “The Climb”)