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Game of Thrones Season 5 to Shoot at the Alcázar of Seville, Spain

Game of Thrones New Location

The Alcázar of Seville

HBO Game of Thrones is really making its mark all over the globe, sending fans to destinations like Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland , Malta, Morocco, Scotland  and now, Spain. The Alcázar of Seville has officially been confirmed by the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and HBO’s former Vice President James Costos, as being the location for Game of Thrones Season 5 City of Dorne.

The Courtyard of the Maidens
The Courtyard of the Maidens
Hall of Ambassadors
Hall of Ambassadors

The Alcázar of Seville is slated to be used as the set of the lush Water Gardens of Dorne. The official release:

HBO is pleased to confirm that a portion of season five of GAME OF THRONES will be shot on several natural locations in the Province of Sevilla.  Specifics on the locations will be announced closer to the time of production. -John Costos


The Alcázar Gardens
The Alcázar Gardens

The Alcázar of Seville is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site and is recognized as the oldest royal palace in Europe that is still in use. The setting here is perfectly exotic enough for the Game of Thrones series with lush jungle-like gardens, intricately crafted ornate walls and a commanding presence.  

Muslim architecture inside the Alcázar
Muslim architecture inside the Alcázar

The Game of Thrones series is boasting plans to take the set globe-trotting in seasons to come. The Fairytale Traveler is gearing up for adventure to begin its official tour of the Game of Thrones film locations in October 2014. The tour begins with the Game of Thrones Season 1 location of Northern Ireland. Film locations by seasons are:

The Game of Thrones Season 1 Film Locations

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Mdina, and the Island of Gozo, Malta

Cairncastle, Shane’s Castle, Castle Ward, Magheramorne Quarry, and Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland

Castle Ward and Doune Castle in central Scotland

The Game of Thrones Season 2 Film Locations

Belfast, Ballintoy Harbour and Downhill Strand, Northern Ireland

Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Game of Thrones Season 3 Film Locations

Belfast, Ireland

Akureyri and Lake Mývat, Iceland

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Essaouira and Merrakech Moracco

The Game of Thrones Season 4 Film Locations

Northern Ireland


Dubrovnik, Split, and Baška Voda, Croatia

The Game of Thrones premiere for Season 5 is set for Spring 2015. For more info on HBO Game of Thrones click here.

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

10 thoughts on “Game of Thrones Season 5 to Shoot at the Alcázar of Seville, Spain

  1. Annnnnnd season 5 is also coming to Croatia – let the madness begin!! Glad to have you back for #SundayTraveler again Christa.

  2. Wow that’s awesome! I love that you listed all of the places that it was filmed. I’ve only seen season 1 so far (going to watch them all this summer!) and the scenery is always incredible!

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