The City and Walls of Meereen
When Daenerys Targaryen reaches Meereen with her army, people from Meereen are looking down on her from the high walls. These walls belong to a fortress not far away from Split, Croatia. To find the exact filming locations read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.
“A citizen of Meereen was avaiting trial and this man murdered him”
Where did they film the scenes around the city of Meereen?
The scenes which show the exterior shots of Meereen and the walls of Meereen are all shot on Klis Fortress. Klis is a small town with a scenic fortress with the same name and lies 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Split, Croatia.
Hint: Click on the map pointer icon in the image section on top to find the exact location of this filming location.
About Klis fortress
The first known inhabitants on the site of what is today Klis Fortress were there already in the times of the Roman empire. First belonging to an ancient Illyrian tribe it was later conquered by the Romans. Throughout history, it had changed many rulers because of its strategic location near a mountain pass. Later it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and after that by the Venetians. Because of the different rulers and the different influences, the fortress got it’s unique shape, for the example the defense terrace with different levels. The filmmakers of Game of Thrones used this to portray the exotic city of Meereen.
How to get to Klis fortress
The town of Klis is around 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Split. If you go by car from Split you can take the D8 to Solin and then just follow Ul. kneza Trpimira which will take you all the way to Klis. You can also drive on the Highway A1 and exit at Drniš/Klis. There are some parking spaces in the north of the Klis fortress and there is also the pathway up to the fortress.
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The scene filmed at Klis Fortress:
Daenerys Targaryen arrives with her army at the Meereen gates
(Season 4, Episode 3: “Breaker of Chains”)
Daenerys orders the execution of a Slave for killing a Master
(Season 5, Episode 2: “The House of Black and White”)
Tyrion and Varys meet again in Meereen
(Season 5, Episode 10: “Mother’s Mercy”)