Take a Luxury Tour of ‘Game of Thrones’ Shooting Locations in Spain


The Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Is there a show on television with as much scenic eye-candy as HBO’s Game of thrones? The hit fantasy drama may be the most cinematic series ever made, with the show’s devious characters flying their banners in some of the most picturesque settings on earth. Now that much of the action of the series is shifting to Dorne, a Latin-inspired kingdom on the southern end of the fictional Westeros continent, much of season 5 of Game of Thrones was shot in some of Spain’s most beautiful and culturally-significant locales. Diehard fans of the series will now get a chance to visit the Spanish shooting locations that will be featured in the upcoming fifth season of the series.

The courtyards of Alcázar which will serve as the Water Palace of Sunspear

Luxury travel referral service Zicasso is offering tours through southern Spain to see the palaces, views, and vistas that will stand in for the kingdom of Dorne. The tour starts with sightseeing in Madrid before heading south to Andalusia, where travelers will enjoy the old-world architecture of the capital city of Seville. It is here where Game of Thrones fans will get to tour the world-famous Alcázar, the oldest royal palace still in service in Europe. The lush gardens and courtyards of Alcázar will serve as the Water Palace of Sunspear, the royal residence of the House of Martell.

The Burling in Osuna will serve as a fighting pit in Meereen

After exploring Seville, visitors will travel to the town of Osuna, which features a 6,500-seat bullring, designed by Anibal Gonzalez, architect of Seville’s sprawling Plaza de España. In the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, the bullring will appear as the Daznak’s Pit, a gigantic fighting pit in the slaver city of Meereen. Fans will remember Meereen as the setting for much of Daenerys Targaryen’s exploits in the show’s fourth season.

After Seville, guests will travel to Granada where they will see the Sierra Nevada mountain range and enjoy the striking moorish architecture of the Alhambra, a legendary palace and iconic Spanish landmark.

The week-long tour is a fully-customizable experience, and perspective guests can choose between 4 an 5-star accommodations, with the 5-star options featuring some of Spain’s most luxurious hotels, including Hotel Hospes Madrid , which sits in the heart of Spain’s capital city, and Seville’s Hotel Palacio de Villapanes, a modern hotel fitted into a former moorish palace.

(Via Forbes Life