We can almost bet that you saw the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere on Sunday. In case you are late to the party, you can still watch it online here.
Already, the new episodes, as always, promise to be mind-blowing. And to confirm that awesomeness, the HBO website crashed on Sunday during the premiere as 10.1million people watched Dragonstone live.
So, here are 7 of the hottest Game of Thrones filming locations to better experience this world of fire and ice.
Shall we begin?
- Girona Catalonia – Spain
Girona is widely known as the best conserved Jewish district in the entire Europe and is located barely an hour north of Barcelona.
Some of the scenes in Game of Thrones Season 6 were shot in the imposing Girona Cathedral, and it’s regarded as the location for Oldtown, where boys and men from the Seven Kingdoms are trained as maesters.
- Dimmuborgir (Wilding Camps) – Iceland
Dimmuborgir remains one of the best known caves in Iceland, with strange lava cliffs and mysterious rock formations. This is where Mance Rayder built his camp, and you could make your most remarkable summer memories here too.
- Essaouira (Astapor) – Morocco
Welcome to the Red City in the southernmost region of Slavers Bay. This is where you find the eunuch slave soldiers widely known to be the best infantry troops on the planet.
On its own, Morocco oozes with incredible sights and sounds, and its addition as one of the Game of Thrones filming locations makes it even more spectacular for a summer vacation.
- Minceta Tower, Dubrovnik (House of the Undying) – Croatia
Discover where a member of the Night’s Watch meets a family of Wildlings dead on the snow and relieve how the Bastard of Bolton, Ramsay Snow, mounts a horse as he chases Greyjoy.
Where else under the Croatian skies are you likely to experience history if not this quadrilateral fort?
- Verdala Palace Grounds – Malta
Come experience what has remained the official summer home of Malta’s President as far back as 1987. It is surrounded by Buskette Gardens previously used by the Knights of Malta as a hunting lounge.
In Game of Thrones season 1, Mdina city gate was featured as the entry of the King’s Landing. It was the gate Ser Rodrik Cassel and Catelyn rode through as they investigated the brutal attack on Bran.
- Doune Castle – Scotland
Come marvel with your mouth wide open at the splendour of the castle known as Winterfell in this fantasy movie. This medieval fortress can be seen in several top-notch films such as Outlander, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- Bardenas Reales, Navare
From all indications, dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen is set to meet the hostile Khalasaar in this semi-desert.
It borders the town of Tudela in north-east Spain and is believed to be one of the most gorgeous filming locations for Game of Thrones.
Already, in a new report by TripAdvisor, many tourists have started shifting their attention to these GOT filming locations. So, imagine an out-of-this-world summer vacation in these mysterious filming locations.
Exciting, isn’t it?
Now, we can begin!