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Game of Thrones: the impressive locations in Spain


Game of Thrones stands out for its characters, its struggle for power, love adventures, dragons, white walkers ... but also for its settings.

A good way to take off our jumpsuit to see the new season of Game of Thrones is to visit the scenarios that await us in the new season of George R. R. Martin's series.

Luckily we can visit many of them in Spain (Extremadura, Andalusia and the Basque Country) that little or nothing changes with the images that we will see in the series.

An opportunity to anticipate the story that awaits us in the new season of Game of Thrones is to visit these 9 places:

1. Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba)

Located in Andalusia, one of the favorite Game of Thrones places to record, I don't know if it will be because of how well you eat or how good the weather is. The municipality of Almodóvar del Río, a population of almost 8000 inhabitants, has one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Spain.

its medieval castle From the fourteenth century, it was built on a castle of Muslim origin and a former Roman fortress, in the fourteenth century it was the residence of Pedro I "El Cruel" and Enrique II "el Fratricida", the bastard son of Alfonso XI, named for killing his brother Pedro I with his own hands to snatch the throne of Castile from him.

In this case reality surpasses fiction of Game of Thrones and we will see if it is not a wink in the scenes recorded there to the history of Castile ... It could be the fort of some noble house in Poniente.

2. Seville

In the previous season we could already see the Gardens of the Water, to the south of the west, is the residence of the governors of Dorne, the Martell family.

We are in Seville but if we are in The Royal Alcazar from Seville we will get fully into season 7 since they have recorded again in the real Alcázar and its magnificent gardens.

Also as the setting for the seventh season we find the Royal Shipyards of Sevilla. old shipyards of the XIII century for the construction of ships, galley type.

3. Santiponce (Seville)

Just 10 kilometers from the Real Alcázar of Seville, we find the town of Santiponce, a place that has the Roman ruins of the city of Italica, founded in 206 BC. It will be one of the most spectacular scenarios that the seventh season of Game of Thrones has in store for us.

The stage is believed to have been part of Dragon Well, where the meeting between Daenerys and other important characters will take place.

As we can see in the photo below, we have little to imagine to see Daenerys' dragons fly over the ancient city of Italica. We also have the information that a battle will be recorded and we can already imagine our friends throwing fire from their mouths ...

The Archaeological Ensemble of Itálica will allow us to visit the great Roman amphitheater and stroll through the layout of the Roman city, charming streets with mosaics on the floors and unique buildings.

4. Cáceres

Since this year it has not been recorded in Dubrovnik or Girona, it could be the place where we can seeKing's Landing.

The historic center is World Heritage, with buildings such as the Church of San Francisco Javier, the Palacio de las Veletas or the Arab Cisterns.

5. Los Barruecos Natural Park

In the municipality of Malpartida, 15 kilometers from Cáceres, is this extraordinary natural park that could be confused with the landscape of another planet and has served for the recording of a large number of aquatic scenes.

Furthermore, Malpartida is European Stork Village and it has a colony of White Storks with nests in historic buildings in the urban area and on large granite bowls of the Los Barruecos Natural Park. Quite a show.

6. Trujillo (Cáceres)

The Lannister fortress in Season 7 is the Trujillo Castle, old Arab fortress built between the 9th and 12th centuries. Numerous scenes were shot in the courtyard of the fortress.

Trujillo is a city of just 9,436 inhabitants but it has a history of famous conquerors like Francisco de Orellana (discoverer of the Amazon River) or Francisco Pizarro (conqueror of Peru).

7. Zumaia (Guipúzcoa)

The impressive landscape of the flysch of Itzurun beach, in the Guipuzcoan municipality of Zumaia, has been portrayed by the ‘Game of Thrones’ cameras.

Could it be the Gipuzkoan beach where Daenerys and her army disembark?

Or does a greater role await us from the Iron Islands?

8. Bermeo (Vizcaya)

In Bermeo we find the islet of Juan de Gaztelugatxe, whose name means “rock castle”In Basque, not which one tells us that it may be a nod to Dragonstone or otherwise be part of the Iron Islands.

This island is connected by a man-made stone bridge, which has a zigzagging path to the church.

Juan de Gaztelugatxe has a history full of corsairs (like those of Sir Francis Drake), of witches' meetings (in the Spanish Inquisition) or of a place of battle to defeat the King of Castile Alfonso XI by the Seven Knights of Bizkaia.

9. Barrika (Vizcaya)

Muriola beach, one of the most beautiful in Vizcaya, is located in a hidden place between cliffs. It is part of Barrika, one of the oldest municipalities in Vizcaya and with origins linked to the Barrika solar house founded in 496.

Its location, accessibility and beauty make it one of the most beautiful nudist beaches in Spain, and perhaps the characters of Game of Thrones had time to take a bath in its cool waters.

What can I tell you about Game of Thrones… if you haven't seen it, you can take off what you're doing and start watching it !! Because what awaits us for the fight for the Iron Throne in the next season is not going to disappoint anyone.

7 chapters await us in the 7th season, 3 less than the previous one but more exciting and intense.

Game of Thrones brings us the trailer for the new season, seventh and penultimate.

Well, here I leave you with the trailer and these incredible places for future trips. The truth is that I do not have anything clear where to start, but I hope I do not leave any without paying a visit.

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Video: Game of Thrones: Hunt for Dorne in Sevilla, Spain! (January 2021).