HBO donates original Iron Throne to Dubrovnik

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HBO donates original Iron Throne to Dubrovnik

Visitors of Dubrovnik, Croatia, where a good portion of HBO’s Game of Thrones is filmed, will soon be able to see the original Iron Throne.

The city, which once hosted a replica of the throne, is getting the real deal, Dubrovnik Mayor Andro Vlahušić revealed in a Monday interview with local TV station RTL. “The only original Iron Throne from Game of Thrones will be permanently located in the island of Lokrum as of this summer, at the beginning of June,” he said, adding that it was a gift from HBO.

But if Dubrovnik now owns the “original” Iron Throne, what will HBO use for filming the remainder of the series? Mashable reached out to the Dubrovnik Tourist Association and the mayor’s office for clarification, and we will update this story when we have more information.

Dubrovnik’s ancient city walls are the backdrop for much of King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros, one of the four continents in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world. The island of Lokrum was used to film the gardens of the desert city of Qarth, seen in Season 2.

Vlahušić also said a museum devoted to Game of Thrones will be opened in Dubrovnik.

Even without all the Game of Thrones-related landmarks, the ancient city of Dubrovnik still stands on its own as one of the most impressive sights in the Adriatic. Located in the south of the Dalmatia region, its well-preserved medieval city walls have attracted an increasing number of visitors in recent years, making it one of the top tourist destinations in Croatia.

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