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In the TV series “Game of thrones”, which became one of the most successful in the history of cinema, you can see some of the most beautiful and breathtaking views of nature, ranging from the arid and vast deserts to the cold Wall.
Bloody drama about warring with the other houses claimed the lives of more than 1000 characters, but many scenes looked not so ominous due to the beautiful places where were shooting the film.
“Game of thrones” is filmed in such countries as: Spain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland, Croatia and Malta.
Here, the most iconic filming locations that you might want to visit.
1. Itzurun beach, Zumaia, Spain (Dragonstone)
Ispanskie landscapes do not just come in various episodes of “Game of thrones”. So, in the last scenes of the first series of the 7th season you can see how Daenerys is with his retinue, an army of Dothraki, Varys and Tyrion dwells on Dragonstone after they crossed the Narrow sea. At the time, as close to the island Gaztelugatxe is a winding staircase of the Palace, the beach Itzurun in the Basque Country was for Daenerys the entry point into Westeros.
2. Sevilskiy Alcazar, Spain (Dorne)
Dorn was shot in one of the world heritage sites – the Alcázar of Seville, a luxurious Palace in the city centre. Although the Palace is one of the most popular attractions of Seville, the crew got permission to close it for the filming of important scenes in Dorne, the most southern part of the Kingdom of Westeros. Alcazar serves as the capital of Dorne – Sun Spear, which belonged to house Martell.
3. Los Barruecos, Spain (the attack on the train with the loot)
Los Barruecos is about 3 hours drive from Madrid, near the city of cáceres. The nature of this place became the background for one of the most memorable episodes of season 7. It is here among the valleys and rocky crags, She releases his dragon against the Lannisters, the place where one of the most epic battles.
4. Kirkjufell , Iceland (the Mountain with the Tip behind the Wall)
In the seventh season, viewers first saw the Wall mount in the shape of the tip. The children of the Forest made his first White Walker in her shadow even in the 6th season. But this mountain unfolded before the eyes of Jon snow and his companions, when they meet with the King of the Night.
The place itself is one of the best for observing the Northern lights, and this is one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland.
5. Italica, Spain (Dragon’s Den)
It was in the Roman ruins of Italica is one of the largest meetings of the main characters of “Game of thrones”. The crew built a platform that protected the Central part of the ancient amphitheatre that once seated 25,000 spectators. In the 7th series of the 7th season going three representative Lannister, Targaryen, two, two Clegane, Greyjoy, two, two dragons and a vampire, caught behind the Wall.
6. Old town, Dubrovnik, Croatia (king’s landing)
“Game of thrones” has had considerable influence on tourism in Dubrovnik, which served as a shooting location for king’s landing. Here viewers can go on the path of shame Cersei the stairs of the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola or go to the Gate of Pila, which serve as the entrance to the Old city of king’s landing.
7. The Harbor Ballintoy, Northern Ireland (Iron sotirova)
Ballintoy serves as the harbour of the Iron Islands, where Theon Greyjoy is reunited again with her sister Ardent. The coast of Northern Ireland again and again you can see in the last seasons of the series, when the Greyjoys have to deal with the illegal seizure of their own throne.
8. The fortress of Castillo de Zafra, Spain (Tower of Joy)
Tower of Joy, which played an important role in the history Lenny stark, is between Madrid and Barcelona.
9. Vik, Iceland (eastwatch by the sea)
Black sand beaches Vick became a filming location the castle is located in the most Eastern part of the Wall where the ice massif meets the sea. Vik is the southernmost point of Iceland, situated approximately 2.5 hours ‘ drive from Reykjavik.
10. The Castle Of Almodóvar, Spain (Highgarden)
Another Spanish castle that appeared in season 7, served as a fortress and Tyrell of Highgarden. The castle itself is situated approximately 22 km from córdoba.
11. Grjotagja (Grjótagjá), Iceland (cave Love Jon snow and Ygritte)
Near lake Mývatn in northeast Iceland is a small volcanic cave, where the water temperature reaches 37 degrees Celsius. It was a love scene between John snow and Ygritte feral.
12. Sibenik, Croatia (Braavos)
Although Black-and-white house – the temple of many faces was created on a soundstage, most of the adventures of Aria stark in Braavos was filmed on the stony streets of the old proud Sibenik in Croatia.
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13. Vatnajökull, Iceland (beyond the Wall)
To the East of Reykjavik you will find the biggest glacier in Europe – Vatnajökull. On the screen you can see it in scenes showing life behind the Wall where the White walkers live.
14. Minceta Tower, Dubrovnik, Croatia (The House Of The Undying)
The tower overlooking the walls of Dubrovnik serves as the backdrop for the Home of the Immortals in Qarth in the 2nd season. Daenerys goes to the tower in search of dragons, where her visions.
15. Quarry Magheramore, Northern Ireland (castle Black and North of the Wall)
In the first season of Magheramore in Northern Ireland became a place for decorations Black Castle, where, with the help of computer graphics has created a 200-meter ice Wall. In the second season is where they filmed the battle at king’s landing, and in the fifth season of Magheramore became a fishing village to the North of the Wall, where he lived as Free people and walked the White walkers.
16. Trsteno, Croatia (Palace gardens of king’s landing)
Here you will be able to imagine Olenna Tyrell, who arranges a meeting in the Palace gardens of king’s landing. What you see really is the Trsteno arboretum, located 20 minutes drive North of Dubrovnik.
17. The Bardenas Reales, Spain (the Dothraki sea)
It’s not another planet, and the Bardenas Reales – a semi-desert area consisting of clay, chalk and Sandstone, formed over the centuries by water and wind. Some part of the desert is lightly covered with greenery, which perfectly depicts the Dothraki sea, which is also filmed in Ireland for greener scenes in season 6.
18. The dark hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland (road to Royal land)
This Avenue of beech trees planted in the 18th century, is one of the most photographed attractions in Northern Ireland. It is a part of the Royal route in several episodes of the seasons, but you can pass through it when traveling from Belfast to giant’s Causeway.
19. AIT-Ben-Haddou, Morocco (Yunkai)
You will find the Yunkai one of the cities in the slavers Bay, which Daenerys freed with the help of Impeccable in the present day town of AIT Ben Haddou. This UNESCO world heritage site of the 17th century and is situated between Marrakech and the Sahara, and previously served as the stop for many caravans passing through the desert.
20. Osuna, Spain (Pit Doznaka)
About an hour drive from Seville is the small historic town of Osuna (with a population of about 18 000 people), which became a place of filming of the fighting pits, which were the best warriors. For the filming of one scene, it took 12 days and about 500 extras.
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