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It is well known that Dubrovnik as a film location for the fantasy series has held forth “Game of Thrones” – have piqued my interest as a former “Star Wars” fan the souvenir shops but above all this, they sell well merchandising to Disney’s space cashcow. “The force what here”, it’s there on every corner – by pointing out, that Dubrovnik as a filming location for “Star Wars 8: the last Jedi” should have served.
This rumour confirmed a search on the Web and a survey among locals: actually was March 2016 a Star Wars crew for 2-3 weeks in Dubrovnik and has filmed here, including the Dominican convent in the East of the old town, as well as the Stradun – the main street of Dubrovnik Old Town – should have served as filming locations.
Some of the scenes that are postulated by the shops are known from the Web – others are obvious fakes.
Dubrovnik is obviously a good choice for the makers of Star Wars – at least the location for game of Thrones has proved, is romantic and cheap: Extras are motivated in this country and cost around 50 euros per day.
At the same time but also the meaning of the Star Wars cult for the small Dubrovnik question: right now the town is a tourist trap, assaulted by cruise ship passengers, who long ago lost any romance. If in addition, Star Wars fans come to the game of Thrones-in Dubrovnik, then this reduces the average age of local tourists although again significantly – it is questionable, but at the same time, whether the completely busy town can cope even with more tourists.