Over the past eight years, Game of Thrones is undoubtedly the world’s most favorite TV series from the angle of acting to scriptwriting, fierce dragons to daring dire wolves and evil wight walkers. Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. The movie is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin‘s series of fantasy novels.
Without any further ado, GOT is more successful than some of the startups created in 2011 till date, the movie will be remembered for beautiful locations selected from Northern Ireland, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Scotland, Spain, and the United States for sceneries.
As at the time of writing this post, I can’t still call myself GOT‘s lover yet because I just start watching the series after some friends & some Twitter GOT‘s warlord lured me into it. So far, I can’t say I regret watching joining the GOT family, despite my love for ” Billions ” TV series.
Though some sets, exotic backgrounds, lovely horses, dragons, sparrows wight walkers, & giants are more of computer-generated imagery some location is actually real. Locations such as Dorne, Iron Isles, King’s Landing and many other scattered across countries around the world. All these locations are not just real but they are locations you must visit before you die as Game Of Thrones lovers.
10 Game Of Thrones Locations You Must Visit Before You Die
(10) Peniscola, Spain: It’s known as Meereen in GOT
In Game of Thrones, Peniscola is a city in the Spanish city, and it’s a place where Daenerys conquers Meereen and allows the slaves to kill their evil masters. Peniscola is one of the most populated tourist resort in the province of Castellon, it’s a beautiful place to visit but not as populated as it is portrayed in the movie.
(9) Ait Ben Haddou, Morroco: It’s known as Yunkai in GOT
In Game Of Thrones, Ait Ben Haddou is a village that serves as the slaving city of Yunkai where Daenerys attacks itself. Ait Ben Haddou has a wall built with clay, and it has been favor by nature whenever raining season comes.
(8) Game Of Thrones Location — Essaouira In Morocco
Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. This iconic city in Morocco is used as Astapor in Game of Thrones TV series. It’s the place where Daenerys saves thousands of slaves, and also where she buys unsullied soldiers.
(7) Vik, Iceland: North of the Wall
Vík í Mýrdal is a remote seafront village in south Iceland. In Game of Thornes, Vik is used as the home of wildings and the wight walkers. It’s also used in filming the North of the Wall, because of the snowy environment of that area.
(6) Sibenik, Croatia: The Iron Bank of Braavos
Sibenik, in Game of Thrones, is known as The Iron Bank, and it’s portrayed as the richest bank in the movie. In the movie, money in the Iron Throne and other rulers of the 7 kingdoms, were located in the free city of Braavos but in real life, Sibenik is a city in Croatia.
(5) Girona Cathedral, Catalonia, Spain; The Free City of Braavos
Girona Cathedral is known as the free city of Braavos in GOT, and when Arya embarks on a journey to that city to become one of the fearsome faceless men.
(4) Castle Ward, Strangford, North Ireland: Winterfell
One thing about GOT is that single place was created for several places. In the movie, the Stark family’s home of Winterfell was not only located in the Doune Castle, in Scotland, but also in castle Castle Ward, North Ireland.
(3) Doune Castle, Stirling, Scotland: Winterfell
Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold near the village of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. Doune Castle is used as Winterfell in GOT. It’s home of the Starks, who are the rulers of the North.
(2) Trujillo Castle, Caceres, Spain: Casterly Rock
The Lannisters always mention Casterly Rock in the TV series because it’s their original home. In GOT, Daenerys and her unsullied army attempt to take over the city from the Lannisters.
(1) Trujillo Castle, Caceres, Spain: Casterly Rock
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones TV series movie. King’s Landing is the center of Westros, and it’s our favorite city in the TV series. The Shelter of the Iron Throne is shot in Dubrovnik, a city in the southern part of Croatia. As GOT lovers, if you’re looking for tourist place to visit in real life.