2. Kings Landing

Photo: Courtesy HBO

Much of the exterior of Kings Landing starting in Season two is shot in Dubrovnik, a walled stone city and UNESCO World Heritage site along the Adriatic Sea. Though Dubrovnik has long been a tourist destination regionally, Game of Thrones truly put the city on the world map.

You can see from the comparison of the image above and below, taken from almost the exact same angle and location, Kings Landing is extended onto the island of Otok Lokrum, and various other CGI effects are in place, including the addition of the Great Sept of Baelor which is destroyed by Cersei in season six.

Photo of Dubrovnik taken in 2010