“Winter is here” or so says the very famous TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. It is one of the largest productions in television history and has been shot at various locations. Viewers know how appealing the visuals of the TV series are. The locations for shooting the show are breathtaking and add to the show on various levels. So, let’s take a look at the locations where Game of Thrones is shot.
If you are a big Game of Thrones fan, you might want to visit the ‘Kings landing’ or ‘Qarth’ or the other locations to feel one with your favorite characters. There’s no doubt about it that many of the locations look unreal, but they aren’t!! Yes! That’s true, the locations are real and not all of them are sets. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s set out to some of our favorite locations?
Even if several characters have died, Croatia has played a constant role in the show. The Old Town in Dubrovnik is home to King’s Landing. King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros has been an important part of the TV show since season 2 and shall remain important, we hope! Apart from the Old Town, Dubrovnik has been extensively used for shooting ‘Game of Thrones’. Places like Split were used as a location for shooting “Meereen” and Trogir appears as “Qarth”. Croatia is a beautiful place and this applies to everybody! So, planning your trip to Croatia already?
The pastures of Northern Ireland have been a very avidly used as Winterfell and some other lands in North. One very famous destination in Northern Ireland is “The Dark Hedges” and a keen observer would easily recollect the road as the King’s Road where Gendry and Arya travel. Belfast is a location where many scenes from the show have been shot. Mussenden Temple, near the coastal town of Castlerock is the place where Lady Melisandre burnt the old gods. There are many landscapes that will immediately remind you of some scenes from Game of Thrones. So, when are you visiting this untouched land?
We have seen Spain in the Bollywood beauty ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. The country is home to various locations where Game of Thrones was shot. The city of Bravos is majorly shot in Girona, Catalonia in Spain. The Bardenas Reales in Navarre acts as the Dothraki Sea in the TV show. Apart from the Dothraki tribe, many scenes from Volantis and Meereen have been shot in Spain. Architecture, history and culture meet the perfect natural landscape in Spain. You must take a Spain tour once in a lifetime!
Jon Snow is one of the most famous character and for all the weird reasons. And, when we are talking about Snow, how can we forget the beautiful love between Jon and Ygritte? Grjótagjá is the small cave which is popularly known as Jon and Ygritte’s love cave and it is situated in Iceland. This small hot water spring is a must visit! Iceland doesn’t cease to be a part of the show there. Kit Harrington has travelled in the vividness of Iceland to shoot at various locations. There is a high chance that you will find landscapes from the north of the wall in Iceland. While on their journey, Sandor Clegane and Arya also visit Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park which is a World Heritage Site as listed by UNESCO. What are you waiting for, Plan your holiday to Iceland now, with our Iceland Holiday Packages.
Malta is famous for being home to the majestic limestone rock called the “Azure Window” which played as the background for the famous Dothraki wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo. Unfortunately, the Azure Window collapsed recently, but the Island of Gozo doesn’t cease to be beautiful. There are many locations where scenes from Pentos were shot. The Mdina Gate in Malta is also used for some scenes from the King’s Landing. Malta is famous on the reel, but it’s also famous for Scuba Diving in real life.
The team of Game of Thrones has been doing a great job. They have shot the show at various exotic locations. While eagerly waiting to watch the new season, why don’t you book your trip to one of these destinations?
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