Holiday ideas: Here are the locations where Game of Thrones were filmed

Il Game of Thrones was one of the most watched and appreciated TV series of recent years. The final episode that concluded the events of the seven kingdoms was broadcast over two years, also bringing with it some ill-contentedness. Since it is summer and many fans are feeling nostalgia for Game of Thrones, we thought we would give you an idea for summer holidays: visit the locations where the Game of Thrones series was filmed. In fact, many scenes are set in beautiful places and above all can be visited, no sets locked up in film studios. I'll tell you more, some of these places are also easily accessible by short air travel.

Where was Game of Thrones filmed?

Bringing the seven imaginary kingdoms and the Free Cities to life isn't easy. The TV series Game of Thrones spared no effort and traveled the world to find the perfect locations: Spain, Morocco, Iceland, Croatia, Northern Ireland, Malta and Scotland. Today we talk about the sets in which the television adaptation of the literary saga by George RR Martin was filmed. Since it's time to book your holidays, maybe we can offer you some interesting points. The destinations you recommend? King's Landing, Pentos and Yunkai.

Game of Thrones: locations in Spain

Game of Thrones has exploited several beautiful locations in Spain, even though the filming was shot in great secrecy. The production of Game of Thrones has decided to make use of historic and majestic places to set the events of the seven kingdoms.

The Alcazar of Seville is Los Jardines del Agua, Dorne

There is a better place to represent water gardens of the kingdom of Dorne if not in the wonderful Alcázar of Seville? This palace took the form of the private residence of Martell Palace, the Dornish rulers. In general, the fifth season of Game of Thrones was filmed in part in the gardens and palaces of Seville, a magical city thanks to the lights and colors that characterize it.

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Plaza de toros of Osuna of Seville was the Arena of Meereen

THEarena of Osuna instead it turned into'arena del Meereen. Really special set, not only because it is based in a historical place but also for having hosted the most “crowded” scene ever recorded in Game of Thrones, as well as the most expensive in the history of television.

Peeking on eDreams we saw some pretty good offers to visit Seville: from 7 to 10 August, flight + hotel for 3 nights, cost around 280 euros each. Four days of visits to a city rich in history, perfect for Game of Thrones lovers.

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Il Roman Bridge of Cordoba in Andalusia is the Volantis Bridge

The famous Roman bridge of Cordoba crossed by the Guadalquivir, it became the Ponte di Volantis one of nine Free Cities of the Eastern Continent of Esso. The bridge is part of the historic center of Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just beyond the bridge, in the Guadalquivir River begins the small nature reserve called Sotos de la Albolafia, a real treat.

Game of Thrones in Croatia

Croatia is another of the countries chosen for the filming of Game of Thrones. Ancient cities, sea and mysterious streets. Would you have ever thought that it is in Croatia that King's Landing is located?

Dubrovnik old town is King's Landing

The old town of Dubrovnik became the capital of the seven kingdoms: King's Landing, where the throne of the Kings of Westeros is located. A beautiful city, defended by walls, cliffs and the sea. Dubrovnik was perfect to represent the heart of the famous TV series. Fans of Game of Thrones will certainly recognize the alleys, glimpses and streets and some symbolic places such as the staircase of the Jesuit complex of Sant'Ignazio, where in the series, the Regina Cersei she was forced to walk naked after confessing to adultery.

We tell you: leaving on 7 August from Rome Fiumicino and returning on 10 August, it costs only 44 euros round trip per hour (price to be added to the cost of extra luggage).

Torre Minčeta has become the House of the Eternals

Minčeta Tower, located near the old city walls of Dubrovnik, is ne il Game of Thrones The misterious House of the Eternals. Built from 1319 it is the most important defensive tower of the imposing walls of Ragusa, known as the tower Canteen (today Minčeta). A truly suggestive location, it will give great satisfaction to the most passionate about photography.

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Trsteno Arboretum: King's Landing Gardens

Without moving too far from Dubrovnik you will find it too the King's Landing Gardens in the Trsteno Arboretum. A pearl: a beautiful naturalistic place, which you cannot overlook when visiting the area. As you walk, you can imagine the scene between Sansa and Tyrion.

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Lokrum in Game of Thrones "Qarth"

Just off the coast of Dubrovnik is theLokrum island. This place in the TV series Game of Thrones has become Qarth "City of Merchants" to those. Qarth in the affairs of Martin is an ancient trading port on the southern coast of the eastern continent, on the strait that connects the Jade Sea and the Sea of ​​Summer.

The fortress is actually there Lovrijenac fortress

La Lovrijenac fortress it was built in the XNUMXth century to protect the city from attacks by the Turkish invaders and to face the threat of the Republic of Venice. Does it remind you of anything? Well, this is it Red Fortress. Location in front of which the Battle of the Black Waters.

Sibenik, the Free City of Braavos

 The Free City of Braavos is set in the streets of Sibenik, a beautiful medieval town. While in the world of the seven kingdoms, it is the largest and most powerful of the nine Free Cities, located between the Narrow Sea and the Shivering Sea, ruled by the Lord of the Sea. Sibenik is really beautiful and you can also enjoy the sea.

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The Throne of Swords also in Morocco

The charm of Morocco must have also struck the producers of Game Of Thornes because some cities have been chosen as the set for important scenes of the TV series. Let's see which ones.

Aït-Ben-Haddou as Yunkai and Pentos

 Ben-Hadou is a fortified Moroccan city, also called ksar, along the caravan route between the Sahara desert and the present city of Marrakech. The Ksar is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This area in the TV series the Game of Thrones turns into Yunkai, in the continent of Essos, and in Pentos, the largest of the Free Cities.

Essaouira was the city of Astapor

Essaouira is a city in Morocco, located in the region of Marrakech-Safi, directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, also registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In Game of Thrones it becomes the city of Astapor, south of Yunkai.

Game of Thrones moves to Iceland

Iceland with its frozen lands, candid and majestic landscapes has become the protagonist of numerous Game of Thrones scenes, especially those set in the north, in the cold regions of the seven kingdoms.

Dimmuborgir in the Iron Throne

The camp of the savages is Dimmuborgir, which means Dark Fortress. It is a complex of lava formations on the eastern bank of the lake Mývatn, in Northern Iceland. According to Icelandic beliefs it seems that this place is connected with Hell, the abode of Satan. In the lands of Westeros instead it becomes ithe place where Mance Rayder sets up his camp.

Vatnajökull is beyond the Wall

The largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, it is home to the largest national park on the continent. But there's more: this area is the mysterious land beyond the Wall where outsiders live. The Þingvellir National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, is shown along Arya and Sandor Clegane's journey to the continent of Westeros.

If you suffer from the heat, sure fly to Iceland in August it is a good way to escape and enjoy a holiday immersed in the beauty of the land of ice.

northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is among the favorite sets of the series. There are so many places used for shooting scenes and shooting landscapes.

The Irish nature and the Game of Thrones

Dark hedge

Make the most of Ireland's natural landscapes. The Tollymore National Park was chosen to become i Northern Woods, in fact it makes a good impression and is really perfect. Another location selected by the Game of Thrones production is the Ward Castle, location of Winterfell: with its 820 acres of land and the Strangford lake which it overlooks was really the right place. Another super used place? T.he Dark Hedges road from King's Landing. Among the most beautiful avenues in the world, consisting of trees planted by the Stuart family in the XNUMXth century.

Pyre of the Seven Gods beach is in Ireland

Il Mussenden Temple and Downhill Beach (Beach of the Pyre of the Seven Gods) were used by the cast of Game of Thrones. It is a beautiful beach characterized by the presence of the temple of Mussedein, a classic structure with a circular shape on the top of the cliff. Game of Thrones used this location for exterior shots of the Rock of the Dragon starring Melisandre.

Ports and Bays of the Torno di Spade

Also exploited the maritime landscape. Ballintoy Harbor was used for the Porto Nobile, or the Port of Pyke, in Iron Islands, where Theon Greyjoy lands for the first time in years. The Iron Islands are none other than there Murlough Bay .

Magheramorne Quarry - Casa Austara and the Black Castle

Magheramorne Quarry - Casa Austara and the Black Castle: the limestone quarry has become the Castello Nero, hiding place and base of the Night's Watch, like Jon Snow and his companions.

Flying to Ireland is always a good idea, flights are not overly expensive and it is truly a land to discover. especially if you find a good offer.

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Malta in the Iron Throne

Here too, stone cities on the sea, old walls, ports and places that lend themselves very well to the scenario of the imaginary world of The Throne of Swords, we are talking about Malta.

The Gates of the cities

Mdina is a medieval city located on a hill in the center of the island. With its walls and gates it has become theentrance to the capital, King's Landing. Instead, Forte Ricasoli is the door of the Red Fortress of King's Landing. The fort built by the Knights of the Order of Malta, characteristic of the town of Kalkara, was used in the first season as the Red Fortress of King's Landing.

The blue window in Game of Thrones

Azure Window, “La Finestra Azzurra” is the place of the wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogor. It is a natural stone arch that is located on the Maltese island of Gozo, very popular among tourists.
Even taking a holiday in Malta is not a bad idea, especially in summer, given the beautiful sea and rocky landscapes.

The Throne of Swords has remained in the hearts of many fans and so why not take advantage of the summer to change the sets of the TV series? If you have read the books write us in the comments and tell us if the locations chosen in your opinion respect those described by the author.

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