Game Of Thrones Is Killing This Unesco World Heritage Site; Gregory Wakeman; Metro


Croatia – Old City of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is getting overrun with tourists.

As a major shooting location in ‘Game Of Thrones,’ the Croatian city of Dubrovnik has seen a major rise in tourism ever since the show premiered in 2011. This popularity has pushed Dubrovnik to breaking point, though, and there’s now even a chance that it’s going to lose its status as an Unesco World Heritage Site because it has become so overcrowded.

Unesco are considering taking this drastic action after the huge decrease in the population of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, which now only has 1,157 inhabitants compared with 5,000 in 1991. Dubrovnik broke its tourism daily record in August 2016, when 10,388 bought tickets to enter the Old Town. It is believed, because of the increasing popularity of ‘Game Of Thrones’, that record has probably been topped over the last few weeks of August 2017.

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