Tourists’ silly questions on Game of Thrones Dubrovnik tour

Being a guide means answering a number of questions. Mostly I remember the funny questions, and somehow it seems that these are the most common ones. These are some of them.

Did the city exist before the Game of Thrones has started?

Did the city exist before the Game of Thrones has started?
The Old City of Dubrovnik is the best preserved genuine medieval stone-made fortified city in the world. Walls have been built from the 13th to the 17th century. Thus, neither the city nor the walls were built just because of the HBO TV series.

For that reason, we cannot fold away these walls when they are not filming.

Besides, the walls are not going to be taken away, in neither the Belfast studio nor any other studio, now when the show is finally finished.

Did the filming affect tourism when they had closed the city for TV shooting?

The city was never completely closed during the filming of the show. They shot one location at a time, so just one square or street or fortress was closed for shooting. HBO was considerate and well organized, so they made sure that the filming would disturb neither the citizens nor the visitors of the city.

Where do we keep props used in the show?

All props are fake, not real historical artifacts, kept by HBO, as well as costumes and other set design parts. They were delivered to the city before filming, or local artisans made them. Many locals were hired for filming like electricians, masons, carpenters, tailors, make-up artists etc. Besides, such a big project requires adequate support: transportation, porters, and stage workers. Moreover, a lot of citizens were extras, and they were paid for that.

For further information join me on the Game of Thrones tour.

Do we close the city gates every night?

Today the Old City of Dubrovnik is just one part of the city, and it never closes. The gates are looking exactly how they looked like when the drawbridges were closed regularly, every night. But for the last 100 years, the bridges were never raised up.

Is it allowed to stay overnight in the museum (referring to the Old City of Dubrovnik)?

The Old City is still a residential area, and there are around 1000 people living there. So, not only that you can stay overnight, furthermore, you are welcome to stay in.

“Walk of Shame” scene took place on the Jesuit steps

Tourists’ silly questions on Game of Thrones Dubrovnik tour

Being a guide means answering a number of questions. Mostly I remember the funny questions, and somehow it seems that these are the most common ones. These are some of them.

Did the city exist before the Game of Thrones has started?

The Old City of Dubrovnik is the best preserved genuine medieval stone-made fortified city in the world. Walls have been built from the 13th to the 17th century. Thus, neither the city nor the walls were built just because of the HBO TV series.

For that reason, we cannot fold away these walls when they are not filming.

Besides, the walls are not going to be taken away, in neither the Belfast studio nor any other studio, now when the show is finally finished.

Did the filming affect tourism when they had closed the city for TV shooting?

The city was never completely closed during the filming of the show. They shot one location at a time, so just one square or street or fortress was closed for shooting. HBO was considerate and well organized, so they made sure that the filming would disturb neither the citizens nor the visitors of the city.

Where do we keep props used in the show?

All props are fake, not real historical artifacts, kept by HBO, as well as costumes and other set design parts. They were delivered to the city before filming, or local artisans made them. Many locals were hired for filming like electricians, masons, carpenters, tailors, make-up artists etc. Besides, such a big project requires adequate support: transportation, porters, and stage workers. Moreover, a lot of citizens were extras, and they were paid for that.

For further information join me on the Game of Thrones tour.

Do we close the city gates every night?

Today the Old City of Dubrovnik is just one part of the city, and it never closes. The gates are looking exactly how they looked like when the drawbridges were closed regularly, every night. But for the last 100 years, the bridges were never raised up.

Is it allowed to stay overnight in the museum (referring to the Old City of Dubrovnik)?

The Old City is still a residential area, and there are around 1000 people living there. So, not only that you can stay overnight, furthermore, you are welcome to stay in.

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