The 13 Main Locations That Were Used For “Game of Thrones”

10/05/2016 - 3:41 426 Views

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With the start of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, the fans of the series are happier than ever because Jon Snow, revived! There are only eight episodes left in the new season for fans to live the series, get excited, get worried, cry, be surprised and be impressed with this story without equals. So today we show some of the places where they have been filming Game of Thrones since the first season. The most important locations in the series have been in countries such as Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Morocco, Malta and Spain.

1. Yunkai and Pentos

The recording was made in the walled city of Aït Ben Haddou in Morocco and is known as the “Moroccan Hollywood” because it has been the scene of other films such as Troy and Gladiator.The walled city is one of the most popular attractions and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The city walls and primitive houses make the perfect choice to be the city of Yunkai, known as the “Yellow City” in Game of Thrones.

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2. The Red Keep.

King’s Landing has been recreated in different locations. One of the most important is Dubrovnik in Croatia, central Europe. Its streets and walls become the perfect place to host the Iron Throne scenario. Fortress Lovrijenac has been used as the setting for The Red Keep from the second season. Although it has also been the location to recreate other cities of Game of Thrones and similarly, the Red Keep, has been recorded in other places like San Anton Palace, Fort St Angelo and Fort Ricasoli in Malta.

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3. Meereen.

Surely you will not recognize it by that name, Klis. We’re talking about the place that recreated the slave city of Meereen in Game of Thrones. Fortress Klis is from medieval times and is situated on top pf a village called Klis, near the city of Split in central Dalmatia, Croatia. Historically, this wall has been used over hundreds of years, as fortress in several conflicts. In the fourth season of the series, it was here that Daenerys Targaryen came through a path full of crucified slaves.

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4 - Dorne

4. Dorne

The Alcázar of Seville (Spain) is an exotic place that has been designated as World Heritage by Unesco, and is setting for Dorne, native place of late Prince Oberyn Martell, known as the Red Viper. The Royal Alcazar in Seville, with its spectacular gardens allowed to recreate the private residence of the ruling House of Martell. It was built in 712 as a Moorish fortress, then residence of the kings of Castille. It also became the planet Naboo in Star Wars: Episode II.

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5. The Harbor.

Again in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with the port. It seems without much grace, but it is one of the places that remains almost identical in the series after editing. The natural landscape, along with the city wall, make it the perfect setting for embarking and disembarking.If you saw the first episode of the sixth season, you’ll recognize it as the place where Jamie Lannister arrived with his dead niece (daughter). On the shore, Cersei waited anxiously.

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6. Where are my dragons ?

You can recall Khaleesi claiming the whereabouts of her children, her dragons. They had been stolen and she desperately looked for them. It was when she entered this fortress, ‘The house of the Eternals’. Nobody could follow, there was magic in that place and she had to face several visions for the whereabouts of their dragons.The scene was recorded in the Minčeta Tower, which is part of the Walls of Dubrovnik.

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7. King’s Landing

It’s amazing how they transform places, how everything is perfectly orchestrated for the series. Did you realize that they use plantsto hide the cables? Returning to Dubrovnik (Croatia), we can tell you that besides being a port, the city has a fortress and ancient architecture, which forms the perfect backdrop for several cities in Game of Thrones, such as King’s Landing and Qarth. It was on the walls of Dubrovnik that we saw the scene of the third picture.

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8. Khal Drogo and Danaerys’ wedding.

This beautiful place (although not so appealing on the scene) was recorded in the limestone known as the ‘Blue Window’, on the island of Gozo and close to Dwejra Bay, Malta.The arc provides the backdrop for Daenerys’ and Khal Drogo’s wedding during the first season of the series. It is the second oldest rock in Malta and gives the island one of their mostly photographed spots. In addition to Game of Thrones, it has also appeared in films like “Clash of the Titans” and the “Count of Monte Cristo”.

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9. The staircase.

If you saw the series will remember very well. It was on this staircase, in the center of the old town of Dubrovnik, that the Great Sept made Cersei began the “walk of shame”. She had to cross the whole city to get to the Red Fort, to join his son, Tommen. The matter is that she had to be naked, barefoot, with people hurling insults and waste, and behind it, something like a ‘nun’ repeating “shame” all the way through.

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10. Dark Hedges.

When Arya manages to leave King’s Landing disguised as a child, she goes through a caravan that takes the path of the king. That road is in Belfast, in Northern Ireland, there exists a path with a natural arch formed by trees. This is one of the most photographed places in Ireland, and it makes sense, because it really is beautiful. Dark Hedges is the name of this road, which is possibly the most beautiful in the world. The trees were planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century to impress visitors as they approached their mansion.

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11. The Wall

Really there is no wall and most scenes we see in the Castle Black are recreated with digital effects. However, filming is done in Magheramorne in Northern Ireland, but most of the snow is added by the production of the series.The scenes of ‘beyond the wall’, were conducted in Iceland, which has a wonderful panorama full of icy landscapes and glaciers that are perfect for the northern area inhabited by the blue eyed undead and Wildlings.

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12. Pyke and The Iron Islands.

The port of Ballintoy in Northern Ireland, is the location for Pyke and the Iron Islands, home to Theon Greyjoy. In the second season we saw the arrival at the port, where he’s helped by a woman (who turns out to be his sister). This port is one of the most northerly points of Ireland, and you can imagine how cold it is.

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13. Split

We do not recognize the name of Split, but we tell you that it’s the city of the dungeons where the dragons were chained. Split was for a time the capital of the Roman Empire. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979 and is a culturally rich place, as well as strategic point of tourism in Croatia.