One of the most successful TV shows of all time has featured some stunning locations. The plot is set in the made up world, therefore the film makers were challenged to find locations, that would take us – viewers – out of this planet and time. Take a look at some of the sites, that were features in GOT.
10. Grjótagjá, Iceland
The magical grotto, which technically is a lava cave, hides an azure lake inside. It is where Jon and Ygritte made love. Water is quite warm in here, however the nearby cave of Stóragjá is more often used for bathing. However, Grjótagjá is popular with the visitors, since it is so picturesque!
9. Santa Florentina Castle, Catalonia, Spain
Found in North of Barcelona, the castle was built in the 11th century. It has been expanded in the beginning of the 20th century, therefore it is an unusual blend of Medieval and Modern architecture. The visitors could book an appointment and visit its museum. It features as the House Tarly in GOT.
8. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
The mysterious place was created in the 18th century by the Stuart family, who have planted these trees. The avenue approached their Gracehill House and has now become one of the most recognizable avenues in the world.
7. Fort Ricasoli, Malta
The Knights of Malta built this huge fortified complex back in the 17th century. It protected the land for centuries, including World War Two. It has been a set for numerous films like Agora, Troy, Gladiator, Helen of Troy and Julius Caesar.
6. Girona, Catalonia, Spain
An hour drive from Barcelona, Girona is a fascinating Medieval city, which has featured in quite a lot of scenes in GOT. Girona Cathedral is the most monumental landmark here, along with the popular attractions like Jewish Quarter and the Arab Baths.
5. The Bardenas Reales, Spain
The so called badlands – a semi-desert region – is where the land of Dothrakis were shot. Unusual rock formations are peppered across the land, creating a very surreal landscape. The Bardenas Reales Natural Park is protected by UNESCO and attracts adventurers, who are willing to hike this stunning land.
4. Split, Croatia
Another beautiful town in Croatia, whose architectural landmarks protected by UNESCO were featured in the popular TV show. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Split is the second largest city in the country. The city has been exposed to centuries of tumultuous history, which is evident in its glorious architecture.
3. Aït-Ben-Haddou, Morocco
The fortified city overlooking a desert has been featured in numerous films and TV shows, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Babel and more. It is protected by UNESCO and is very popular among the tourists as well.
2. Azure Window, Malta
This spectacular place is where Daenerys and Drogo’s wedding took place. Found on the island of Gozo, the picturesque site is popular with the divers and snorkelers, who find the crystal clear waters perfect for exploring the marine life.
1. Dubrovnik, Croatia
One of the most popular towns in Croatia, protected by UNESCO, Dubrovnik is the location of King’s Landing. Gorgeous Medieval town is a jewel of the Mediterranean, while its beautiful coasts makes it popular with the vacationers.