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Game of Thrones returns to Spain for season seven

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Game of Thrones returns to Spain for season seven
Zumaia in the Basque Country will feature in season seven. Photo: Iñaki Bolumburu/Flickr
08:57 CEST+02:00
The penultimate season of the hit fantasy show will once again be shot on location in Spain, HBO has announced.

The seventh series of Game of Thrones will be broadcast in summer 2017, the makers of the hit show have announced, pushing back its anticipated launch date, which is usually in April.

Spain's stunning locations for Game of Thrones season six 

The series will consist of seven episodes instead of the usual ten and much of it will, yet again, be shot at various locations throughout Spain.

Spain has been a popular location for the series, which has made the most of the country's many ancient sites, including castles, cathedrals and some of Spain's most beautiful and well-preserved old towns.

Locations set to feature in the seventh and penultimate series of the fantasy show include Seville, Cáceres, Almodóvar del Río and Santiponce, as well as the towns of Zumaia and Bermeo in the Basque Country. 


The amphitheatre in the Roman city of Italica in Santiponce. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia

Santiponce, near Seville, contains the ruins of the former Roman city of Italica, which could provide a location in the seventh series. 


Almodóvar Castle. Photo: shaorang/Flickr 

Almodóvar del Río, near Córdoba, is home to a striking castle of Moorish origin. 

The hit show will also be filming on location in Iceland, producers announced, as the plot lines call for more chilly climes to reflect the "Winter is Here" climax at the end of season six.

Tourism in Spain has seen a huge boost thanks to Games of Thrones as fans seek out real-life locations of their favourite show. 

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