Game of Thrones’ last season is just around the corner. Not only has this series given us hours of entertainment, but it has also given us countless hours of discussions about the destiny of all the characters. Who will have the throne in the end? Who will die in this season?
But also, all the seasons have given us major wanderlust watching amazing constructions and impeccable landscapes. The good news is that most of the places in the series ARE REAL! Yes… and some of them, you can even visit!
Just like in the case of movies shot in India that inspired wanderlust, these places have seen an increment on people wanting to visit the Game of Thrones’ locations. Just remember, be a good person and follow the rules on each place.
THE IRON THRONE IS HERE! Yes, Croatia is the place where the Red Keep is located. Visit the Lovrijenac Castle in Dubrovnik to have a closer look. This city is also very famous for one specific and very popular scene in Game of Thrones: Cersei’s walk of shame. A lot of people gather around to walk across the steps of the Jesuit Staircase and then the streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town to follow Cersei’s steps.
And, if that’s not enough, Dubrovnik is also the place where Daenerys goes to find her dragons. The Minčeta Tower was used as the House of the Undying and is also the highest point of Dubrovnik.
For all of those of Arya Stark’s fans, Šibenik is the city you have to visit. You’ll identify it as Braavos, the place where she starts her training -and revenge! The small alleyways and old squares of Šibenik were perfect for those scenes.
Other places you might recognize from Croatia in Game of Thrones are:
- The Klis Fortress, where Meereen is located
- Krka National Park that acts as many landscapes of the West
- Diocletian’s Palace in Split where the underground passageways in Meereen were filmed
- Ston, where other parts of King’s Landing are
We’ve already written about how amazing is Spain. Since this country has all kinds of sceneries, it’s the perfect location for Game of Thrones! For starters, Itzurun beach appears several times throughout the season as Dragonstone. During the first episode of season 7, this is where Daenerys touches Westeros for the first time since she was a child. Itzurun beach is also where she encounters Jon Snow for the first time.
Another memorable scene happens in Spain, specifically at Sevilla. Remember when the King of the North and the two queens met to negotiate a truce in King’s Landing Dragonpit? Well, this happens at a place called Itálica, in some Roman ruins. The production had to build a platform to preserve the place better. But it was all worth it, the truce was negotiated to battle against the dead.
Other places in Spain where Game of Thrones was filmed:
- Real Alcázar Palace in Sevilla, you’ll remember it as the Royal Palace of Dorne
- The Roman Bridge of Córdoba, where the Long Bridge of Volantis is located
- Plaza de Toros de Osuna, better known in the world of Game of Thrones as Danzak’s Pit
- Castle of Almodóvar del Río, where Highgarden is situated
Now, on a less romantic note, another place you can visit in Iceland that appeared on Game of Thrones is Kirkjufell. It has appeared in many episodes but you’ll probably remember it as the place where Jon Snow and company go into to find the army of the dead.