Where was Carnival Row filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations

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Now back for the second season, Carnival Row was primarily filmed in the Czech Republic and Croatia, with studio work taking place at the Barrandov Studios in Prague.

The dark fantasy world of the series is an original story about the Fae, the mythical creatures who have fled their homeland, invaded by the human empire of The Pact.

Where was Carnival Row filmed

Carnival Row is actually the name of a neighborhood and a sort of ghetto in The Burgue (rivals of The Pact), where many Fae (all the non-human folks) have found refuge.

The series co-stars Orlando Bloom as inspector Rycroft Philostrate and Cara Delevingne as fae Vignette Stonemoss. The main cast is completed by Tamzin Merchant playing Imogen Spurnrose and David Gyasi performing the wealthy faun Agreus Astrayon.

Welcome to the best guide to all the filming locations of Carnival Row, in order of appearance. You’ll find the new season two updates below in the report.

Carnival Row filming locations

Carnival Row City
The Burgue is a steampunk neo-Victorian metropolis, located in the north of the Mesogeo continent.

Prague is the obvious inspiration for the capital city of the Republic.

These images are taken from the top of the old town tower, with the world-famous Charles Bridge and the castle of Prague skyline.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Carnival Row Prague
Obviously, there's a lot of CGI in the series, but this expensive production also built streets and many interiors (including the Tetterby hotel and the Constabulary) in large and detailed sets at the Barrandov Studios backlot.
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Prague Palace scene
Some scenes from the second episode, "Aisling", were filmed on location at the gardens of Queen Anne's Summer Palace (Letohrádek královny Anny), in the Royal Castle of Prague.
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The Carnival Row's world is divided into two hemispheres, one of the human and one of all the other creatures, where the Kingdom of Anoun is located.

In the third episode, the Prachov Rocks doubled as the Tirnanese Highlands.

This stunning landscape is also one of the awesome locations where The Wheel of Time series was filmed.
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Abandoned church shooting location
In the fourth episode, Vignette meets Dahlia's Black Ravens inside the abandoned church of All Saints (Kostel Všech svatých), in the small town of Stvolínky.
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Carnival Row house
The Longerbane manor from Episode four is the Renaissance Revival Friedland Castle in the village of Frýdlant.
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The Treasures of Tirnanoc exhibition and auction was filmed in the Rudolfinum, the neo-renaissance building that hosts the Dvořák Concert Hall in Prague.
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The Gloaming episode Manor
The mansion in the countryside where Rycroft and Chancellor Absalom are in episode eight is the Krnsko Castle, located between Prague and Liberec.
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Carnival Row drehort
The scenes taking place in the train station are filmed in Liberec railway station.
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The New Second Season Locations

Fight or Flight
The execution scene in the first episode, "Fight or Flight", was filmed at the Nelahozeves Castle courtyard.

This 16th century palace is located in the village of the same name, about 15 miles (25 km) north of Prague.
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Carnival Row Ragusa
Some scenes in the second season set in Ragusa were filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Ragusa is the ancient name of this beautiful and touristic city by the Adriatic Sea.
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Burgue palace
The Burgue palace is a CGI creation with some elements recalling the Berlin Palace (Berlin's coat of arms has three stripes of red-white-red with a bear).

The interior scenes (pictured below) were filmed at the Palác Živnostenské Banky, a gorgeous Neo-Renaissance palace located at Na Příkopě 858 in Prague.
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Embassy of The Pact
The embassy of The Pact in the third episode, "The Martyr's Hand", is the Renaissance-style Schwarzenberský Palace in Prague, located in front of the Prague Castle gate.
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An Unkindness of Ravens
The chase scene in the fourth episode, "An Unkindness of Ravens", was filmed at the Castle District in Prague.

Pictured, Loreta Square with the baroque-style Loreta Monastery.
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The railway scene in the fifth episode, "Reckoning", was filmed at Lužná u Rakovníka Railway Museum located outside Prague.
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Bleakness Keep
The Bleakness Keep castle looks like a computer-generated image. The interiors may have been filmed in the studios.

Kindred Carnival Row
The funeral in the seventh episode, "Kindred", is at Prague's Gothic jewel, St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle.
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Facta Non Verba
This scene in a river near a wooden bridge in the eighth episode, "Facta Non Verba", was filmed at Quarry Great America (Velká Amerika), also known as the Czech Grand Canyon.

This picturesque former quarry was also a featured filming location in The Wheel of Time and Britannia series.
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Pravčická Archway
In the series finale, the famous Pravčická Archway is featured in the Tirnanoc ceremony scene.

This narrow rock formation is located in the Bohemian Switzerland region in the Czech Republic, near the border with Germany.
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  1. That was very helpful. Thank you very much!

  2. Thanks a Lot!!! Wonderful

  3. Beware Queen Anne's Summer Palace is closed during Winter!

  4. What an amazing production. The Hollywood looks like a cheap film makers compare to this production

  5. Actually, the rock city episode was filmed in Adršpach.

  6. I was very pleasantly surprised to find all the information I wanted in one place. Thank you!

  7. Where was the overhead tram filmed? Or was it CGI?

    1. It was CGI. I lived in Prague for a year and there are no overhead trams as depicted in the show.

  8. The railway scene in the fifth episode was actually filmed in Turnov

  9. There was an episode filmed in Liberec in the winter of 2019 at the Radnice on Dr. Eduard Beneše náměstí. The place was closed down and surrounded by film crew. My girlfriend had us waiting outside in hopes to catch a glimpse of Orlando Bloom.


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