5 Breath-taking Destinations Every True Game Of Thrones Fan Needs To Visit

23 May 2016
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Relive your favourite scenes from Game Of Thrones

Hit TV series Game Of Thrones has filmed at some of the most visually arresting locales in the world, from ancient cities and majestic castles to snow-heavy capes.

Here’s where you can immerse yourself in the Seven Kingdoms.

 

1. Croatia

With its magnificent views and medieval charm, it’s no wonder that Dubrovnik is one of the main filming locations for the hit series.

The diverse cityscape has been a backdrop for both Meereen and King’s Landing. Wander the streets and imagine being in iconic scenes, such as the Purple Wedding, the Red Keep, and House Of The Undying.

 

2. Spain

Representing the private residence of House Martell and its famous gardens of Dorne is the stunning Alcazar, located in Seville, Spain.

Renowned as the most beautiful palace in the country, it features intricate architecture dating back to the 1300s. With classic Islamic architecture, tranquil courtyards and exceptional gardens, the palace is still being used by the Spanish royal family and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

 

3. Morocco

Who could forget Queen Daenerys Targaryen’s conquest of Yunkai and Astapor?

Two locations were used to film these epic scenes – Ait-Benhaddou, a fortified mud-brick fortress city, was used to represent Yunkai, while the stunning walled town of Essaouira was transformed into Astapor. 

With the ancient city’s citadel and the nearby Ounila River, it’s no wonder why the Game of Thrones producers were impressed.

Fun fact: It was also originally used as King’s Landing in the un-aired pilot!

 

4. Malta

Before King’s Landing found its home in Dubrovnik, Malta’s former capital, Madina, was used as the main filming location throughout the series’ first season. 

With well-preserved historic buildings, Madina fits perfectly with its exotic and medieval granduer. Unlike King’s Landing’s seaside locations, it is located in-land of the coast – as a result, only interior shots of the Westerosi capital were depicted.

Fun fact: Located on the island of Gozo is Malta’s magnificent Azure Window, which was also used as the settling for the wedding of Daenerys Targarden and Khal Drogo.

 

5. Iceland

Beautiful but brutal, the mysterious landscape of Vatnajokull, Iceland could not be a more perfect location for the land Beyond The Wall. Known to be one of the largest glaciers in Europe that covers eight per cent of the country, it is also a national park.

The Hverfjall Volcano in Lake Myvatn was also used for its icy scenes, where the deadly White Walkers roamed. As producers wanted as much of the scenery to be as true to reality as possible, you’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of Jon Snow and the wildlings.

 

Like this? Take an interactive tour of Game of Thrones’ filming locations with this map.

 

From FEMALE, 9 May 2016

 

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