~A Trip Of Ice And Fire~

We are always seeking new countries to travel and new places to explore. Magical places, written in books and beautiful as a fairy tale. The truth is, that these places do not exist. Or do they? Today we will travel there, where the human mind had never gone, until 1996. “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by George RR Martin. A world written in books that has to tell stories about kings, dragons, army of the dead and also great walls. We refer to the Game of Thrones. The legend series with the world’s biggest television success, with millions of viewers breathing for just one word of Jon Snow or a flying Drogon over the Dragonstone.

The perfection of the series is reflected in the cost of each episode, which amounts to 10 million. An important role in the amount, beyond the incredible CGI, is the many different locations in which the series is being played. The 7 kingdoms of Westeros are spread from Belfast and Northern Ireland to Florence and Malta, composing landscapes ice or warm, wild on both occasions.

Today we will see the locations of one or more, of the 7 kingdoms and try to compose the ultimate Game of Thrones tour.

Belfast & Northern Ireland, IrelandWinterfell_Exterioriron

Ireland is the country we have seen most in the series. It’s been the house for not one but two of the kingdoms of Westeros. Both Winterfell, Iron Islands and Vaes Dothrak, as well as places such as Dundrum, Tollymore and the Narrow Sea have been filmed in areas of the United Kingdom. Winterfell is located around Belfast, while the Iron Islands and Vaes Dothrak in the northern part of the country, across from Scotland. The large castles, combined with wildlife, green valleys and icy pastures, have been able to accurately capture the descriptions of the book, which led to the selection of the country by the directors of the series.

Malta

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One of the classic scenes of the first season has been filmed in Malta. After the marriage of Daynnerys and Khal Droggo, the Dothraki king rides his horse along with his fourteen-year-old husband to formalize their commitment. This erotic scene between the two protagonists took place on the Blue Window.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Perhaps the most prominent of the series sites, since we have seen some of the most unexpected scenes. We all remember the decapitation of Ned Stark or the death of hated Joffrey. The two scenes took place in King’s Landing, the , in real life. The stone alleys of the city and the old harbor have been used for the atonement of Cersei, but also for the battle of Mavropotamos.

Almeria & Osuna, Spainosuna

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The two Spanish cities were places that the directors of the Game of Thrones exploited to film scenes of the Dorne and Meereen kingdoms. The Alcazaba fortress was used in the sixth season on the scene of the King’s murder. Similarly, Osuna’s Plaza del Toros was used as the arena in the town of Meereen.

Horn Hill, Florence

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The two Spanish cities were places that the directors of the Game of Thrones exploited to film scenes of the Dorne and Meereen kingdoms. The Alcazaba fortress was used in the sixth season on the scene of the King’s murder. Similarly, Osuna’s Plaza del Toros was used as the arena in the town of Meereen.

Svínafellsjökul& Grjótagjá, Ιcelandimm.jpg

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The Svinafellsjokul site was the place where the Battle of Night Watch and the White Walkers took place. It is, also the location which is mentioned as the Fist of the First Men. On the other hand, the natural source Grjotagja was used for the erotic scene between Lord Commander Jon Snow and the Wild, Ygritte.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. janieleeds says:

    I’ve never seen Game of Thrones, but I’ve heard so many people talk about it. Loved the photos though.

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    1. In my opinion, it is a series worthy of it’s fame. Thank you:)

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      1. janieleeds says:

        Ok, then I guess I’ll have to check it out! Thanks

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  2. mitchteemley says:

    Great idea for a tour!

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    1. Yeah, right?! So many countries and some many beautiful landscapes. It would be a great tour.

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