Ten incredible Spain locations for Game of Thrones season 7
Fiona Govan · 29 Sep 2016, 12:07
Published: 29 Sep 2016 12:07 GMT+02:00
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Filming is set to start in Spain from October with some exact filming locations still under wraps to avoid leaks that might give away a plotline.
Three regions of Spain will host Game of Thrones crews during October, November and December from the wind-swept Atlantic beachs of the north to impressive castles and Roman ruins of the west and south.
The Basque Country
Three sites in on Spain’s northern Basque coast have been chosen as locations for filming scenes in season 7.
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Bermeo
Photo; Carlos Olmedillas / Flickr
The Little islet topped with a hermitage and linked to the mainland by an ancient arched footbridge has caught the eye of location scouts and film crews are rumoured to be arriving in late October.
Itzurun beach in Zumaia
Photo; Eleder Jimenez Hermoso / Flickr
The spectacular beach at Itzurun with its craggy cliffs and vast sandy stretch crashing with Atlantic waves has been touted as a potential landing point for Daenerys and her army of the Unsullied.
Photo; jose a. del moral / Flickr
The little cove of Muriola in Barrika, known locally as La Cantera, is the third location in the Basque Country set to welcome Game of Thrones crews in October.
Filming is planned in three locations in Extremadura, Spain’s landlocked western region bordering Portugal.
Photo; César Alonso Ferreras / Flickr
The medieval walled city of Caceres, a Unesco World Heritage site , is on the list of locations for season 7 with rumours abounding that it will serve as King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.
Photo; Jesús Pérez Pacheco / Flickr
The unusual rock formations in wetlands the Natural Park of Los Barruecos outside the town of Malpartida will be the location for filming starting at the end of November. Auditions have already been held for extras with producers looking for muscle-bound men especially those with military experience hinting at plans for an epic battle scene.
Photo; Extremadura Turismo
The picturesque walled town of Trujillo will welcome Game of Thrones crew on 18th November when a scene will be filmed in the courtyard of its imposing castle, a fortification boasting 17 defence towers.
Spain’s southern region of Andalusia has already provided numerous locations for Game of Thrones during season 5 and 6 boosting tourism to the region. Season 7 will revisit an old favourite and put three new locations on the map.
Photo; Archigeek / Flickr
The Alcázar of Seville appeared on screens in season 6 asSunspear, the capital of Dorne, and its Water Gardens and is expected to reapprise its role.
Seville's Reales Atarazanas
Photo; Sandra Vallaure / Flickr
Seville’s Royal Dockyards are now expected to share the limelight serving as a new location in season 7.
Almodovar del Rio
Photo; Javier Lastras / Flickr
The small city located in Córdoba province on the banks of the river Guadalquivir is crowned by a 1300-year-old Moorish castle which for one week in November will be converted into a location for Game of Thrones, perhaps as perhaps as Highgarden, the seat of House Tyrell.
Photo; Telèmac / Flickr