Spain provides the setting for fictional kingdoms in the forthcoming Game of Thrones Season 6.
The hotly anticipated sixth season of the hit US TV show returns to our screens in April, and if the newly released trailer is anything to go by, fans are in store for an action-packed series.
What you may not know, however, is that much of the production was shot in Spain, making use of the country’s host of medieval castles and old towns to substitute the fictional kingdoms of Game of Thrones.
Several of the series’ top actors were spotted in the Catalan city of Girona back in September, while production has also been to several other areas of Spain.
It has wowed audiences worldwide with its incredible landscapes, fascinating storylines and iconic characters and now Game of Thrones has returned to Spain to film its eagerly-awaited sixth series.
The HBO production is on location in the Catalan city of Girona between September 3rd and 18th and despite the heavily guarded set, the first photos and videos of the shoot have surfaced.
Several key actors have been seen out and about in the medieval city, including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).
After locations in southern Spain – including the Alcazar of Seville and the Roman bridge of Córdoba – appeared in series five, Game of Thrones has returned to Spain for another series, spending much of the autumn shooting in various locations around the country.
After the two-week shoot in Girona, production will move to the northern region of Navarre before decamping to the coastal areas of Peniscola in the east and Almería in the south during October.
Locations to be used in the sixth series include the Castle of Zafra in Guadalajara and the Alcazaba walled fortification in Almería.
It won’t be long before specialist travel companies start offering tours of the Season Six locations following on the success of trips to Andalusian locations used in Season Five.
But if you are a fan of the hit show why not plan your own trip to discover the Spain that was transformed into the setting for George R R Martin epic.