Eight places you must visit if you like “House of the Dragon”

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Eight places House of The Dragon

Fan of the iconic HBO series? Then you can’t miss these tours through the sets of the “House of the Dragon” series.

House of the Dragon,” the hit spin-off of “Game of Thrones,” has come to an end. On October 24, the finale of the first season was aired, leaving millions of fans with an existential void that will be difficult to fill (at least until the launch of the already confirmed second season).

To make the wait for the new episodes more bearable, our partner Civitatis has selected some of the best visits to discover the real places where these series were filmed.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

This port city in southern Croatia is the setting for the capital of the Seven Crowns, King’s Landing.

Here you will discover the Golden Cloaks, the nickname given to the night guards of King’s Landing, Fort Lovrijenac, the setting for the tournament on the day of the young king’s coronation, and the famous walls where Littlefinger, Varys and Tyrion made their plans and alliances.

Walking around the old town of Dubrovnik is an opportunity to discover a lot about the filming and to compare the real landscapes with the images from the series.

Eight places House of The Dragon - Dubrovnik Croatie
Dubrovnik – Croatie @Ivan Ivankovic

Seville, Spain

The Alcazar of Seville could not be missed! It’s one of those places you have to see at least once in your life (regardless of your love for the show).

It’s one of the oldest palaces in the world, steeped in history and with architecture so impressive that HBO couldn’t resist its beauty, setting the kingdom of Dorne there. Walking through the gardens of the Alcazar, one of the jewels of the complex, many will remember the battle between Jaime Lannister and the Martell family’s Kingsguard.

The perfect excuse to visit Seville and fall in love with one of the most charming cities in the world.

Eight places House of The Dragon - Alcázar of Seville
Alcázar of Sevile – Spain @Simon

Basque Coast, Spain

All fans agree that Gaztelugatxe is one of the most mythical and spectacular settings of the series: Peyredragon. But it’s not the only place HBO fell in love with when it went scouting for locations in the region: Zumaia, Muriola Beach and Butron Castle captured its heart and became King’s Landing and Winterfell.

Eight places House of The Dragon - Gaztelugatxe
Gaztelugatxe – Basque Country @Enrique

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

This region of breathtaking scenery is home to many of the settings used in the series, such as Carnlough, a small village that was used to recreate Braavos, the Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to the shadow that will end the life of Renly Baratheon, the Giant’s Causeway, a landscape whose geological formations are as amazing as even the most elaborate digital special effects scenes, or the Fullerton Arms, where fans can photograph one of the doors that have been manufactured (in limited edition) and distributed around the world by HBO.

Eight places House of The Dragon - Giant's Causeway Northern Ireland
Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland @Paul

Girona, Spain

The Spanish city has become several times King’s Landing, but also the setting for the library and the theater of Braavos.

The city is also home to the Romanesque church of Sant Pere de Galligants, the Plaça dels Jurats and the Arab Baths, the historic center and the Jewish quarter (famous for the persecution of Arya by the orphan).

Eight places House of The Dragon - Girona Spain
Girona – Spain @Enrique

Split, Croatia

This Croatian city seems to have been created by George R.R. Martin, as if it had been used to set the scene for his world of battles, intrigue and magic.

In this beautiful port city, fans of the series will discover the Castle of Gomilica, where Arya’s arrival in Braavos was filmed, the fortress of Klis, where they can enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley while remembering the scene where Daenerys frees the slaves. They will then go to the Žrnovnica mill, where Missandei and Grey Worm share a romantic moment in the series, and then to Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Split is an obligatory stop for any fan of the series, where it is possible to hear many of the anecdotes that inspired the biggest TV hit of the last decade, in many of its streets.

Eight places House of The Dragon - Kaštel Gomilica Croatia
Kaštel Gomilica – Croatia

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal and is also one of the filming locations for the House of the Dragon series.

During this tour through the House of the Dragon sets, you will explore the streets of this small town to discover places such as the chapel of São Miguel, the chapel of Santa Maria do Castelo or the castle of Monsanto, the main sets of the scenes of the HBO series.

All this in the village that many people call “the most Portuguese village in Portugal“, built on a granite mountain.

Eight places House of The Dragon - Monsanto Portugal
Monsanto – Portugal

Reykjavik, Iceland

This tour is for anyone who has ever wanted to join the Night Watch.

Reykjavik’s natural landscapes will transport you to the most famous settings of the series, concerned, perhaps, that white walkers appear around every corner. A stop at Thingvellir National Park, the real-life equivalent of the Arryn Valley, and several areas from Beyond the Wall, including the tectonic rift where Brienne of Tarth and the Hound clash as Arya watches. And, how about a Viking village!

Eight places House of The Dragon - Reykjavik
Reykjavik – Iceland @Michelle Raponi

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