The 247 meter long Roman bridge of Córdoba, dating back to the first century BC was used in “Game of Thrones” (S05 2015). It depicted “the Long bridge of Volantis”. It has Islamic (mostly Moorish) archetecture, which prooved usefull for the show.
The production team of “Game of Thrones”went all over Europe to find the most beautifull locations for the TV series. For the Royal Palace of Dorne, they went to Seville (Spain) to the Real Alcázar de Seville. It is open to visitors so definitely worth visiting if you are a fan of the series (or history).
The town of Braavos is in fact, Girona.
In series 10 of Doctor Who, one of the locations used for filming is Valencia….The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Arts and Science building) is a perfect location for the first human colony Gliese 581d. It is futuristic looking and the weather is sunny. There even is a wheatfield nearby (in reality this field is in Wales). Everything seems perfect… as long as you are happy….
Gallifrey, the most sought planet for the Doctor after 2005. A more “tropical” and deserted location was needed for the BBC crew then the usual locations near Cardiff (Wales). So off to Fuerteventura they went!
The volcanic Island of Lanzarote can be a different planet with a little movie magic. This is what the production team for “Doctor Who” must have thought when looking for a location for “Kill the Moon”. Lanzarote was used as the moon….
The nearby Island Tenerife doubled as the wasteland of Skaro in “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar”.
A big tourist atraction and western town, Fort Bravo in Spain was very suitable for the Doctor Who crew. A town called Mercy was needed for the episode with the same name. While the crew was in Spain, not only did they use the desert location of Fort Bravo, they also traveled up into the mountains. There they shot exteriors with snow for the episode “Asylum of the Daleks”.
Although the Bible says Mozes escaped from Egypt with 600,000 slaves, Ridley Scott and his crew choose Spain as the main location for filming the exterior desert scenes (interiors were shot in the UK at Pinewood Studios).
Most of the movie was filmed in Almeria (Tabernas). Tabernas has been used for other movies, like classic Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, but also big Hollywood blockbusters (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lawrence of Arabia). TV production for “Game of Thrones” has recently used this location as well.
The Egyptian city was build at Sierra Alhamilla. Complete with the Pharaoh’s temple.
Pechina (just north of Almeria) has also become a popular location for film makers. Again “Game of Thrones” also uses this location (as the Dothraki Sea).
The Bardenas Reales National Park has been used for filming some desert scenes for “Game of Thrones”. Stunning rock formations prove to be a beautiful backdrop for dragon scenes….
Travel back in time, to the middle ages, in this mysterious town in Spain called Girona. The production team of “Game of Thrones” needed a location for the town of Braavos, and this medieval Spanish town provided everything they needed.