The Alcazar as seen in Game of Thrones - the palace of Prince Doran, ruler of the Kingdom of Dorne. (Photo: HBO)
For the third season running, HBO's globally successful, multi-award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones will be filmed in Andalucia. Season seven will be shot in various locations around the region later this year.
In season five (filmed in October 2014, aired in spring 2015), some episodes were filmed in the Alcazar Palace of Seville, which stood in for the Water Gardens of Dorne, home of Prince Doran; and the bullring of Osuna which was a fighting pit of Mereen.
Season 6 returned to the Alcazar, as well as the Alcazaba fortress of Almeria - for a bloody deed scene in an early episode, filmed last October and shown in April this year. This was shot in the Patio del Gobernador of the 12th-century Moorish fortress, morphed with the grotto wall in the gardens of Seville's Alcazar (see on left of above picture). Further locations in the eastern province included the Tabernas Desert.
|The Atarazanas of Seville - the Royal Shipyards, where Game of Thrones Series 7 will be filmed.|
|Another location for filming Season 7 will be Italica, the Roman site near Seville. Photo: Michelle Chaplow|
|Game of Thrones will also be filmed at Castillo de Almodovar, a medieval castle in Cordoba province. Photo> Michelle Chaplow|
Andalucian locations for this seventh season will include the Atarazanas, the medieval shipyards of Seville, and the Roman site of Italica in the town of Santiponce close to the regional capital, filming at these two locations will take place at the end of November; as well as the historic riverside settlement of Almodovar del Rio in Cordoba, home to the spectacularly situated castle.
The seventh, and final, season will be aired in summer 2017.