29 Nov Game Of Thrones Destinations: Focus On Spain
The wildly popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones has developed a following that spans the entire globe. Filmed in the four countries of Spain, Croatia, Northern Ireland and Iceland, the breathtaking scenery and natural beauty that is a backdrop to the series has inspired couples to consider these locations for romantic getaways, engagements, honeymoons as well as for anniversaries or just as a couple’s holiday.
Highlighting some of the popular locations in each of these countries will be the focus on the next blogs in the series. Each country offers its own distinctive cuisine, culture and romantic locations, and many couples make plans to visit all four for the complete experience.
Spain Game of Thrones romance
This blog will focus Spain, which is a country of many different regional foods, wines, cultural events and attractions. It is also a country of romance, which makes it a perfect destination.
Located in the south of Spain, Seville is a breathtaking location. Visitors to the area can plan to spend time at the Alcázar, which is the location of the Water Gardens of Dorne as well as the House Martell in seasons 5 and 6. The gardens are fantastic to see and provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for photographs and memories. Additionally, take in the Plaza de Toros, which will be easily recognized as the Daznak’s Pit in the city of Meereen in the series. Be sure to enjoy the local tapas and try the many wine varieties that are abundant in this area.
While less well known internationally than Seville, Girona forms a substantial part of the filming completed in the country. You will recognize the background of Essos and Westeros as you walk through this ancient city and take in the spectacular architecture and history. Plan a tour that will allow you to take in the sights of Saint Marti convent or stroll down the Bisbe Cartaña, which will be easily recognizable as the location where Arya faces challenges with the Waif in the series. Plan to also spend some time at the Arab baths and enjoy their awe-inspiring architecture and design.
The beauty of Spain, particularly the familiar sights from the Game of Thrones, is an ideal setting for a romantic getaway. While you will see easily recognizable sights in both locations, it is also interesting to see where the images in the series have been altered to create a specific look or to remove structural components of the actual buildings that were not in theme with what the directors wanted.
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