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5 Stunning Game of Thrones filming locations to visit

5 Stunning Game of Thrones filming locations you can actually visit


As the final series of the hugely popular Game of Thrones draws to a close, don’t let the excitement end there. Why not visit some of these stunning filming locations on your next holiday and let the fantasy come to life.
From the hidden gems of Croatia to Spain’s historical sights, here are just five of the impressive, and beautiful filming locations you can visit during a luxury European tour with Scenic

1. King's Landing: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Since series one, the beautiful Old Town of Dubrovnik, in Croatia has been a star of the show and for very good reason. Perfectly positioned bordering the Adriatic Sea, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik Old Town, which was the main filming location for King’s Landing, is home to one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities which has undergone very little change since it was originally built. 
 
Take an active walking tour of Dubrovnik’s medieval ramparts and marvel at the massive stone walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries, which once provided protection for this trading port town. Look out for the Pile and Ploče gate, as well as St. Dominika Street which also featured in the series.
 
For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, walk down the narrow streets and laneways, peruse markets and bazaars, sip coffee in the local cafes and admire the ancient architecture including the baroque style churches. For history buffs, don’t miss Rector’s Palace, a Gothic-Renaissance palace and one of Dubrovnik’s most impressive buildings, which today houses the Cultural History Museum. 
 
Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

2. Entrance to the House of the Undying: The Minceta Tower, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Whilst walking the walls of Dubrovnik, you will come across the Minceta Tower which was used as the exterior of the House of the Undying in Qarth during season two. 

Minceta Tower is an important fortress originally built in 1319 and marks the highest point along Dubrovnik’s city walls. Here you can enjoy panoramic and spectacular views of the city and of the Dalmatia coastline, with Lokrum Island in the background. 
 
The Minceta Tower, Dubrovnik, Croatia

3. Underground Passageways In Meereen: Basements of Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia

One of the main attractions in Split, Croatia is the UNESCO Heritage site of Diocletian’s Palace. These Roman ruins are said to be some of the most valuable surviving buildings of the Roman era on the Adriatic coast and combines a summer house and a Roman military camp, divided into four parts with four gates and two main streets.
 
The basements of Diocletian’s Palace marks the filming location of the Underground Passageways in Meereen which is where Daenerys Targaryen houses her dragons whilst staying in Meereen.
 
Visit the basement or substructures which were used during Roman times to hold up the Emperor’s chambers on the above floor, as well as being used as a storage area for the Palace. It was later used as a rubbish tip, when residents moved in to seek protection from the Slavs. Recent excavations have uncovered temporary and permanent housing from the 6th and 7th centuries as well as water wells and an olive oil press dating back to the early medieval period.
 
Visit Split and the Basements of Diocletian’s Palace during our 11 day Dalmatia Discovery tour and 15 day Best of the Balkans tour.
Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia

4. Long Bridge of Volantis: The Roman Bridge, Córdoba, Spain

The Roman Bridge of Córdoba, Spain features in Season Five of Game of Thrones as the Long Bridge of Volantis. In the Free City of Volantis, Varys and Tyrion head to the Long Bridge during their quest to free the slaves. 
 
Spanning 250 metres across the River Guadalquivir, this bridge has little left of its original Roman structure, with the bridge having been reconstructed numerous times over many decades. However you can sense a Roman feel with its 19thcentury cobbled paving.
 
Whilst in Córdoba, be sure to visit Mezquita, Córdoba’s great mosque, dating back to the 10th century, a time when Córdoba was under Islamic rule as well as Madinat al-Zahra, the ruins of a vast, fortified Moorish medieval palace-city.
 
Visit historic Córdoba during our 21 day Iberian Grandeur luxury tour and 15 day Iberian Splendours tour.
The Roman Bridge, Córdoba, Spain

5. Royal Palace of Dorne: Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain 

The Alcazar of Seville was used as the filming location in the fifth series of Game of Thrones, for the Water Gardens of Dorne, a private estate of the House of Martell in the capital city of Dorne.
 
This UNESCO World Heritage-recognised palace is the oldest royal palace in Europe that is still used today and is a sight to behold. Originally developed as a fort in the 10th century, it has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, with King Pedro adding the luxurious Palacio de Don Pedro in the 14th century. Today, the Spanish royal family occupy the upper chambers of the Alcazar as their official residence in Seville.
 
Four parts of the Seville Alcazar were used in the filming of the series and include the Ambassadors’ Hall, Mercury’s Pool, the Baths of Maria de Padilla and the Gardens of the Royal Alcazar.
 
Whilst in Seville, enjoy a guided tour of the city’s iconic sites such as the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the cathedral that houses Christopher Columbus’ tomb. You can also admire the city’s highlights via horse-drawn carriage. A trip to Seville of course wouldn’t be complete without an expressive Flamenco show. You can enjoy these activities as part of Scenic Freechoice.
 
Explore Andalucia’s capital city, Seville during the 21 day Iberian Grandeur tour15 day Iberian Splendours tour and 11 day Iberian Discovery tour
Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain