Further Afield Travel

On Location With Game Of Thrones Season 5

What does Season 5 of Game of Thrones have in store?

We can tell you that according to HBO the much anticipated new season was shot in 5 countries on 151 sets over the course of 240 days!

We take a look at the best, courtesy of Conde Nast Traveller.


The beautiful Southern most part of Spain was a frequent location for Game of Thrones this season. The most memorable of all of them has to be The Alcázar of Seville, the beautiful royal palace at the center of the city. Though the palace is Seville’s biggest tourist attraction, the cast and crew got permission to shut half of it down to film crucial scenes set in Dorne, the southernmost part of the kingdom of Westeros and the home of fiery, vengeful, Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal).


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Osuna, Spain

About an hour east of Seville is the small historic town of Osuna which opened up its bullring to host a gladiator-style scene where Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) settles a score with Meereen slave masters. It was said to take 12 days to shoot this one scene—practically a blockbuster film’s schedule.



Roman bridge of Córdoba, Spain

The Roman bridge of Córdoba, northeast of Seville, was shut down for shooting and show runners confirmed that the historic Andalusian city, home to a number of 16th-century palaces converted into hotels, is standing in for Volantis, one of the oldest Free Cities in this slave-trading realm.


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