Dubrovnik has earned its planetary fame as a filming location. It won hearts all over the world by playing King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. It appeared in Star Wars and Robin Hood, to mention but a few. No wonder, this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and world-famous tourist destination is a treasure-trove of spectacular historic architecture. Caressed by the glorious southern sun, surrounded by cerulean Adriatic seascape, every single nook and every single landmark in Dubrovnik are exuding magic that attracts visors and creatives from all around the world.
Galleon Tirena gained her fair share of fame as one of the popular Dubrovnik filming locations. As an accurate replica of 16th century Dubrovnik Galleon, made entirely of wood and featuring all the authentic tools, repair tools, and navigation instruments, Tirena seems to be the magnet for filmmakers. To see Tirena sail around Dubrovnik is more than a visual synergy – it is to enter a time machine. A natural, almost organic extension of Dubrovnik’s architecture, Galleon Tirena is a living symbol of the time when the mighty merchant fleet of Dubrovnik Republic sailed around the world under the motto of “Libertas”.
When she’s not starring in various TV series, historic documentaries, commercials, music spots, or photo editorials, Galleon Tirena is provoking cheers and sighs every time she unfurls the sails in front of the majestic Dubrovnik’s City Walls, each time she returns to or departs from the Old City’s port. Everyone stops, cheers, and draws out their smartphones, eager to capture Tirena’s swift maneuvers, as the grace of bygone times and tall ships suddenly comes back to life again.