Girona is a city that we love, so much so that we do not know if we like it better than Barcelona. That’s why it’s no wonder that they chose it as the setting for some places in the sixth season of Game of Thrones.
In this post we want to show you the locations filmed in Girona that we are recognizing as the episodes of the series as we are watching the show. If you have not seen the sixth season of the series, beware because THIS POST CONTAIN SPOILERS.
In the first episode of the sixth season we can see that Arya Stark is asking for help on a street in Braavos. The real street is Carrer del Bisbe Josep Cartaña, very close to Girona’s Cathedral that we will appear a few episodes later.
In the fifth episode Girona appears again. On this occasion Arya Stark is in a square watching a play because they have ordered her to kill one of the actresses. The play takes place in the Plaça dels Jurats de Girona.
In the seventh episode Arya walks through the market in search of a boat ticket to leave Braavos. This market is located in Passeig Arqueològic.
In the eighth episode we see Arya again, and this implies that Girona comes out again in Game of Thrones. In this case, different parts of the old city center appear. We want to highlight the Arab Baths (Banys àrabs) where Arya goes when she is fleeing to avoid being killed and also the Pujada de Sant Domènech.
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It seems that Girona has replaced Dubrovnik as the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. In the sixth episode of this sixth season we can see Queen Margaery at the door of the Great Sept about to embark on the path of shame. The Great Sept is the Girona’s Cathedral and in the square of the cathedral is where Jaime Lannister and his army try to prevent Queen Margaery from making this way to the Red Fortress.
For the filming they had to cover the statues to avoid religious connotations and to not be able to associate it with any specific time. The buildings in front of the cathedral were covered with a chroma and it looks like Girona has sea.
In the last chapter of Game of Thrones Sam arrives in Old Town to become a master. The interior of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, where the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia is located, is the entrance to the Citadel.
Video of all Game of Thrones locations in Girona
When we returned to Girona we recorded this video of the locations of Game of Thrones (in spanish).
Map of Game of Thrones Locations in Girona
Game of Thrones Ice Cream
Apart from visiting the locations of Game of Thrones in Girona you can also eat the hand of Sir Jaime Lannister , better known as Kingslayer. Where? In the Rocambolesc ice cream parlor of Jordi Roca.
Guided tour from Barcelona
When we were in Girona the sixth season did not finish yet, and we were discovering the places while watching the episodes of the show. If you want to go now to Girona, in apart to see the locations, you can discover secrets of the shooting since there is now a guided tour of Game of Thrones in Girona. Only suitable for the most geeks of the series.
Other locations of Game of Thrones in Catalonia and Spain
Other locations this season have been recorded elsewhere in Catalonia and Spain. Here is a short summary of some of these locations:
- Tarly’s fortress: The family fortress of Sam, Jon Snow best friend, is the Castillo de Santa Florentina of Canet de mar.
- Meeren: The Papa Luna Castle and the old town of Peñiscola are the scenarios chosen for being the city of Meeren where Tyrion Lannister appears this season.
- Dothraki people: The scenes of the Dothraki people have been recorded in two places in Spain. One to the North, Las Bárdenas Reales in Navarra and the other to El Chorrillo de Sierra Alhamilla in Almería. The Bardenas Reales are a spectacular place, it looks like the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
The rights to the images in the Game of Thrones series belong to HBO.
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