So, the question "Where was Game of Thrones filmed in Spain?"
The final episode of "Game of Thrones" aired long ago. Even after the show has ended, viewers continue to tune in, including those who were too busy to keep up with the drama during its original airing and die-hard fans who cannot get enough.
At some point, Spain attracted the creators of the series as a suitable location for filming - and now, starting from the fifth season (and there are eight in total), the Iberian Peninsula has become one of the central locations where the action of the most popular television series today takes place.
Here are some famous locations where Game of Thrones was filmed.
Puente romano de Córdoba
One of the main symbols of Cordoba is the Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir River, built in the first century BC. This is one of the so-called postcard views of Cordoba, and the bridge has been restored more than once. The restoration we see today was carried out as early as the eighth century during Moorish rule. In the series, the bridge serves as the Long Bridge in the Free City of Volantis and is surrounded by various buildings and markets using CGI.
This town of fewer than 10,000 inhabitants on the east coast of Spain, in the province of Castellón near Valencia, has reincarnated as Meereen, the northernmost of the three towns in Slaver's Bay. This is the same place where there were three slaves for every free person, and the Mother of Dragons Daenerys decided to end this. The central locations here are Santa Maria Square (Plaza Santa María), the famous Peñíscola Castle (Castillo de Peñíscola), and the adjacent Artillery Park (Parque de la Artillería). After the Game of Thrones, the already renowned seaside town became even more popular.
Las Bardenas Reales
The fictional Dothraki Sea was based on the unusual semiarid region located southeast of Navarre. Instead of water, Game of Thrones depicts a sea of grass that moves and sways in the wind to create the illusion of waves. The lunar vistas and El Castildetierra rock formations in the Bardenas Reales are well-known tourist attractions. The Khalasar are a nomadic Dothraki tribe that finds the Dothraki Sea a suitable habitat for their travels. By the way, the semi-desert ecology of the Bardenas Reales has no counterparts whatsoever in Europe.
Where was the game of thrones filmed in Spain?
After Game of Thrones, this small island, whose name translates as "rock castle", off the coast of the Bay of Biscay in the Basque Country has become a place of pilgrimage for fans of the series: social networks were flooded with pictures of an unusual cliff surrounded by water, with a narrow path. The scene in the first episode of the seventh season, where Daenerys arrives at Dragonstone Castle on Dragonstone Island in Blackwater Bay, was filmed here. She sails there, along with the heroes accompanying her, disembarks, and moves toward the imposing castle. It, by the way, was created using computer graphics. Still, the only building on Gaztelugatxe is the chapel of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, built in honour of John the Baptist. That very narrow path of more than two hundred steps leads to it. According to legend, the one who gets to the very top of them must ring the bell three times and make a wish.
The identical spot known as "Spanish Hollywood," where many of the most well-known westerns and peplums were shot, was used to film specific episodes of "Game of Thrones." The Desert of Tabernas (Desierto de Tabernas), like the Bardenas Reales, is well-known since it "played the part" of the Dothraki Sea in Sergio Leone's movie "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Pechina, an actual town near Almeria, symbolized Vaes Dothrak, the region's capital and only city. Additionally, a few episodes of Meereen were filmed in the Mesa Roldán watchtower (Torre de Mesa Roldán) at the Cabo de Gata-Njar Natural Park.
Castillo de Zafra
The castle, built at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries in the province of Guadalajara, became the film double of the Tower of Joy, a court in the Red Mountains, where one of the critical characters of the Game of Thrones, Jon Snow, was born. Zafra Castle is known primarily for its impregnability: standing on a spur of a cliff and being quite impressive in size, it guarded the border of Spanish lands against the Moors. Now Safra Castle is privately owned, and it has been partially restored. To get inside, you need to get a special permit. The castle appears in three episodes of the sixth season in flashback scenes that reveal the main characters' past.
Where was a game of thrones filmed in Spain?
One of the most significant scenes of the fifth season of Game of Thrones was filmed in the bullring in Osuna, a small town in Andalusia, located almost halfway from Seville to Antequera. Four minutes, 550 extras and stuntmen, two weeks of filming - and all for the most memorable episode with the fight in the fifth season. At the end of the scene, in what can be seen as its climax, Daenerys Stormborn makes a spectacular appearance on a dragon. By the way, filming in Osuna is not the first time: the city was featured in Michelangelo Antonioni's film "Profession: Reporter" (1975), with Jack Nicholson in the title role.