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By Katharina Milic January 20, 2022 In Blog, Locations, Old buildings

Locations for Projects Set in 15th Century

We all know how difficult it is to set a project in a time period. The Industry knows how it goes as BBC’s great series Rome, Conan the Barbarian, Day of the Dead and many more all took place as Hollywood is moving its locations to Eastern Europe. Investment in moving production in the Balkans results in budget optimizing, a whole new experience with professional cast and crew and most importantly, having authentic old buildings accessible to lower budget.

Here is what we can offer you:

Tvrdoš Monastery, Bosnia & Herzegovina

One of the most picturesque Orthodox monasteries in the BalkansTvrdos is the ideal locations for filming is in Bosnia.

Located in East Hercegovina, rumors have spread far and wide suggesting that the 15th century Orthodox monastery was built on the site of a previous church that was raised by Roman Emperor Constantine and his mom, St. Helen. Its history is based on the foundation from the 4th century and it is one the most established landmarks in Bosnia. During the 16th and 17th century Tvrdoš was the seat of Hum-Herzegovina – Trebinje episcopacy. 

As it is a famous religious site, it is very easy to reach by car. It is situated on the right bank of Trebišnjica river, 5 km toward the west of Trebinje, a well-preserved in the heart of the mountains city, where you can find traditional Bosnian and Serbian cuisine and cozy accommodation at very low prices.

You can easily go visit by flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia, as the monastery is only 30 kilometers from there or to Bosnia’s capital – Sarajevo, which is nearly 4 hours from the place.

More on location scouting in Bosnia and our services there you can see here or contact us directly so our location manager can arrange your visit. 

RUPEA FORTRESS, ROMANIA

Rupea Fortress remains one of the most seasoned archeological locations for filming in Romania. Alongside Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress, this is one of the medieval monuments that best survived the passing of time in a region that had its share of Ottoman attacks.

The main indications of human settlements dating from the Paleolithic and Early Neolithic (5500 BC-3500 BC). Archeological examinations have uncovered items from this time, declaration of settlements in the locale: stone apparatuses, ceramics, memorial service urns, etc. A popular legend in the area tells that Dacian king Decebalus committed suicide inside the fortress.

This place is located on DN13, 70 km from Brashov, on the road to Sighishoara. The cast and crew can make the most of the accommodation there in Romanian hotels at a very low price. To enjoy a drink at the bar in the town of Rupea and also a BBQ area on-site.

More on location scouting in Romania and our services there you can see here or contact us directly so our location manager can arrange your visit. 

TSAREVETS FORTRESS, BULGARIA

The inescapable symbol of Veliko Tarnovo’s Tsarevets, this reconstructed medieval fortress dominates the skyline and is one of Bulgaria’s best locations. The former seat of the medieval tsars, it hosts the remains of more than 400 houses, 18 churches, the royal palace, and an execution rock, which makes it perfect for a variety of locations, easy transportation from the hotel and restaurants.

Veliko Tarnovo,  the medieval capital of Bulgaria, is brought to you with more than 7000 years of history. The houses, stacked one above the other, situated on the steep hills of the town, show a remarkable and unique architectural style. The bridges, unexpectedly flying over the river, palaces and towers, spectacular museums and ancient columns which brings the perfect scenery and climate for a film or TV production.

The city is located nearly 3 hours from the nearest airport in Varna which makes it perfect for logistics management for international project. As one of the oldest European capitals, Tarnovo is rich in many places to stay and enjoy since it is very rich and famous for it Bulgarian cuisine and accommodation to stay and enjoy the view and welcoming atmosphere. 

More on location scouting in Bulgaria and our services there you can see here or contact us directly so our location manager can arrange your visit. 

KALEMEGDAN CITADEL, SERBIA

As a combination of several habitats (parkland with old trees, fortress, landscape view of rivers and forested Veliko Ratno Ostrvo), Kalemegdan may be interesting for overseas filming crews.

Belgrade Fortress is located on top of the 125.5 meter high ending ridge of the Šumadija geological bar. The cliff-like ridge overlooks the Great War Island and the confluence of the Sava river into the Danube, and makes one of the most beautiful natural lookouts in Belgrade.

Regarding the accommodation, since Belgrade is also a capital, it has the highest variety of hotels and restaurants in the country, where you can enjoy the sites, the national cuisine, all at very welcoming prices.

More on location scouting in Serbia and our services there you can see here or contact us directly so our location manager can arrange your visit. 

BELOGRADCHIK FORTRESS, BULGARIA

For truly spectacular shots during filming, combined with amazing nature, head northwest to the town of Belogradchik where the Belogradchik Fortress has been standing for centuries.

The Romans wanted to pick a site where there was practically no compelling reason to assemble. The normal rough scene implied that dividers from simply different sides must be assembled – from the northwest and from the southeast. For the remainder of the old castle, rock verticals as high as 230 feet (70 meters) were utilized. At the underlying condition of its life, the Belogradchik Fortress served simply as a top location to film.

The location’s nearest airport is 3 hours away in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. To take care of our cast and crew, our local professional crew will welcome them in the little worth-visiting town of Belogradchik, where you can enjoy cozy and guest houses and Bulgarian dishes for best experience during production.

More on location scouting in any of our countries and our services there you can see here or contact us directly so our location manager can arrange your visit.