Game of Thrones in Spain: Part 1
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
Game of Thrones Sites in Spain
“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle”, or in this case, to the same palace. The fictional Game of Thrones series centers around a medieval civil war and has been filmed in countries at stunning locations all over the world. Throughout Spain, fans can visit some of the most amazing travel destinations in the country while stopping to see the real-life versions of some of their favorite sites from the series. Many of our favorite scenes have been shot in places like a palace in Seville, at ancient Arab baths in Girona, and on a famous bridge in Cordoba. If you're guilty of binge watching the show or happen to be traveling to the area, be sure to check out these historic locations.
Game of Thrones in Girona, Spain
Girona is one of the best cities to visit to see sites from the series, and the Steps of Saint Dominic are a must-see. During the market scene, this is the location where Arya jumps out of a window and lands in the middle of an orange cart. Plaza del Jurats, where Arya watches the theatre, is also a very popular location for fans to visit. The plaza is authentic & commonly used to put on productions in real life as well as on screen.
The Arab baths in Girona are famously known as the location where the fiery scene with Arya and the Waif took place. The cobblestone roads leading to the baths is where the market-chase scene was filmed. It's easy to imagine the pair running through the market while visiting this area.
Game of Thrones in Seville, Spain
Located in Seville, the already well-known palace and complex of the Royal Alcazar was used in Game of Thrones as Dorne Palace. This palace was home to some of the least popular characters in the show: the Sand Snakes. The palace and beautiful scenery have been recognized as a UNESCO World heritage site since 1987, so it's easy to see why Game of Thrones chose this dazzling location.
Game of Thrones at Bridge of Cordoba, Spain
The famous Roman Bridge of Cordoba was used in the show as the Long Bridge of Volantis. These giant arches were built in the early 1st century BCE, and they were a popular tourist attraction long before Game of Thrones was filmed. The actors did not actually film on the bridge, but the production team used a drone to film the scenes at this location. Thanks to CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), the bridge looks much bigger in the show, and a realistic village around the area was added for cinematic effect.
These are just a taste of some Spanish Game of Thrones filming locations. Stay tuned for more!