Winter is coming - HBO´s hit series, Game of Thrones, returns to our screens soon..!
This Sunday (24 April) sees the premier of the eagerly-awaited Season 6 of Game of Thrones. And it´s not just the keenest set-jetters who are desperate to find out which filming locations were used this time.
HBO is calling it "A Journey to Spain", with five different regions of Spain being used in the filming. So, from the north to the south of Spain, here they are - and here´s what the leading cast made of their experience in Spain:
* GIRONA historic centre and cathedral (Catalunya).
Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H´Ghar): "a beautiful Medieval town, the perfect setting for Game of Thrones.".
Photo: Girona old town and cathedral, Catalunya (Spanish Tourist Office).
* BARDENAS REALES NATIONAL PARK, semi-desert region (Navarra).
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen): "the landscape was insane, it was just beautiful.."
Photo: Bardenas Reales semi-desert region of Navarra (Navarra Tourism).
Also, header photo above (Bardenas.info).
* ZAFRA CASTLE, Campillo de Dueñas (Guadalajara).
Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark): "the location was absolutely unreal..."
Photo: Zafra castle, Guadalajara (HBO watch).
* PEÑISCOLA CASTLE (Castellon).
Photo: Peñiscola castle, Castellon (Movistar+).
* ALMERIA: Sierra de Alhamilla & Tabernas desert, Almeria´s Alcazar castle, Sorbas and Mesa de Roldan tower (Almeria).
Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis) on filming near Almeria: "definitely one of those wow moments for me..."
Photo: Sierra Alhamilla, Almeria (Antenna3).
Photo: Mesa Roldan tower, Cabo de Gata Almeria (Watchersonthewall.com).
* SEVILLE: Alcazar palace and gardens.
Photo: filming Game of Thrones 5 in the Alcazar, Seville (Canal+).
So will the "Game of Thrones factor" work its magic again, this time for even more destinations in Andalucia and the rest of Spain? Tourism to Seville reported a record year in 2015, with a 25% jump in visitor numbers, thanks in part to Season 5´s filming in the Alcazar palace.
is an award-winning boutique B&B located in the heart of Andalucia
, half way between Granada and Cordoba. The ideal base for discovering the cultural highlights
of the region, along with exploring the mountains and olive groves of the Sierra Subbetica
(recently declared a UNESCO Global Geopark), historic white towns and sampling the world´s finest olive oils
Photo: Casa Olea B&B hotel near Priego de Cordoba (Cordoba).