Season 7 of Game of Thrones has featured some amazing Spanish locations for the Westeros universe.
Check out our Favourite Five (with a smooth Spanish red wine, like Tyrion, naturally)
San Juan de Gaztelugatze – Bermeo, Basque Country
Connected to the mainland by a winding double-arch stone bridge, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe cuts an imposing figure. The islet is topped by an ancient hermitage and surrounded by churning seas – it’s easy to see why HBO scouts picked this particular spot. At this stage the scenes are a point of speculation, but what we do know is that filming took place in October last year, as the Councillor for Tourism reports the Game of Thrones cast “needed a winter environment”… surprise, surprise!
Beach of Itzurun – Zumaia, Basque Country
The spectacular Basque coastline is one of the seventh season’s major game changers – Daenery Targaryen’s dragon castle island.
Full of dragon glass and just a little windy..
Ruins of Italica – Seville, Andalusia
If you think the ruins of Italica in Santiponce, Seville look like something out of a Game of Thrones combat scene… well, you’d be right! This Roman-age amphitheater has probably seen plenty of gladiators in its day, and its tradition of sword wielding violence will be revitalised in 2017 in GoT’s seventh season.
Castle of Almodóvar del Río – Cordoba, Andalusia
Castillo de Almodovar is an iconic marker of the Cordoba province, towering over the town along the banks of the Guadalquivir. It’s one of the best preserved castles in Andalusia, with architecture that harkens back to the Middle Ages. Game of Thrones used this hilltop castle as Highgarden, the seat of House Tyrell.
Los Barruecos Natural Park – Cáceres, Extremadura
The Los Barruecos Natural Park marks the third time Cáceres features in Game of Thrones. The national park was used for the first HUUUGE dragon fight! DRACARYS!