Sunrise in Gaztelugatxe (Basque Country) | © Sunrise in Gaztelugatxe (Basque Country) | samael334 -

The House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Explore Westeros by motorhome

If you've always wanted to travel by motorhome to all the Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon filming locations in Spain, this is the route for you.

Along the way you will discover magical places such as the island of Dragonstone, the desert that Daenarys crosses with the Dothraki, the battle arenas and the new locations from House of the Dragon. The two HBO productions, inspired by George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, were often filmed in Spain.

While House of the Dragon has so far been filmed mainly in two locations in Spain, the sequel Game of Thrones is set in different regions of the peninsula. For this reason, we have divided the route into two parts so that you can travel all or part of it.

In the first part you will see the castle where Jon Snow was born, the town of Meereen, the town of Braavos, the castle of the Tarly family and the island of Dragonstone. In the second part you will discover the Martell Gardens, the town of Dorne, Highgarden and an amphitheatre where a truce was agreed but never kept.

Alcázar (Sevilla) | © Alcázar (Sevilla) | kschoenert -
  • Alcázar (Sevilla) | kschoenert -
Castillo de Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) | © Castillo de Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) | e55evu -
  • Castillo de Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) | e55evu -

The  route to the House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones Filming Locations offers also:

  • ... walled towns on the Mediterranean, medieval castles and villages with historic charm
  • ... the Basque coast, geoparks, rock formations, cliffs and wild beaches
  • ... all the places where House of the Dragon was filmed, like the historic centre of Cáceres and Trujillo
  • ... all the Spanish landscapes featured in Game of Thrones, such as the San Juan Steps, the Bardenas Reales and the Flysch

Type of route: Themed route
Theme: Literature, Fantasy, TV series, Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon
Start/finish: Campillo de Dueñas / Bermeo - Cáceres / Almería
Length: 1,396 km - 1,067 km
States/Provinces: Guadalajara, Castellón, Gerona, Navarra, Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya, Cáceres, Andalusia
Holiday regions: Bermeo, Zumaia, Navarre, Canet de Mar, Girona, Peñíscola, Campillo de Dueñas, Cáceres, Trujillo, Santiponce, Seville, Osuna, Almodóvar del Río, La Calahorra, Almería, El Chorrillo, Cabo de Gata

Ice Dragon in 3D | © Ice Dragon in 3D | Mohsen -
  • Ice Dragon in 3D | Mohsen -
Cave near Zumaya (Gipuzkoa) | © Cave near Zumaya (Gipuzkoa) | unai -
  • Cave near Zumaya (Gipuzkoa) | unai -
Flysch Sakoneta (Deva) | © Flysch Sakoneta (Deva) | Oskar Prieto
House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones Filming Locations
Discover the natural wonder of the flysch of Zumaia

The rocks of the flysch are more than 60 million years old and contain numerous fossils of prehistoric animals. Its imposing ancient folds dazzle all visitors.... no wonder the ancestral home of the Targaryen family is located on the beach of Itzurun in Zumaia.

House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones Filming locations

Northern Route

When you visit the castle where little Jon Snow was born, you will discover a great secret that has been kept for years.
A town with beautiful beaches, a castle overlooking the sea and an enviable old town.
Fall in love with the unique beauty of Santa Florentina Castle, home of the Tarly family from the Game of Thrones series.
Remember how many times Arya had to fall down and get up again in the streets of Braavos? If you want to see her, all you have to do is walk through the old town of Girona.
The deserts of Navarre have produced many stories. Not only for the Queen of Dragons, but also for the legendary James Bond.
A sunset walk along the incredible beaches of Zumaia is an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy the fresh seafood of Bermeo, and don't worry about your digestion! A walk down the steps of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is more than enough.
House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones Filming locations

Campillo de Dueñas - Peñíscola - Canet de Mar

Our first thematic stop on the route from House of the Dragon is the Castle of Zafra in Guadalajara.

This imposing 12th century rock castle is the birthplace of Jon Snow in the tenth episode of the sixth season. In the series it is known as the Tower of Joy and the episodes filmed here reveal Jon and Ned Stark's past.

If you want to visit this castle, which is part of Spain's historical heritage, you can find a parking space here. And if you want to get to know the area better, you can join the Camino del Cid route, which will certainly not disappoint.

On the way to Castellón, we'll stop in the walled town of Peñíscola, which appears in several scenes in the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

When Tyrion and Varys talk about the civil wars in Mereen, they pass through the following areas of Peñíscola:

  • Portal Fosc
  • the Plaza de Santa María
  • the Paseo de Ronda
  • the Artillery Park.

In Peñíscola you can park hereor go to Camping Eden and spend a few days on the beach before continuing our route.

Continuing on to Canet de Mar, the third thematic stop is the Santa Florentina Castle.

In Game of Thrones, this castle stands for Horn Hill, the seat of the House of Tarly. You can park your motorhome here and if you would like to book a guided tour in advance, click on this link.

Castillo de Zafra | © Castillo de Zafra | Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Castillo de Zafra | Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
Peñíscola Fortress (Castellón) | © Peñíscola Fortress (Castellón) | tanaonte -
  • Peñíscola Fortress (Castellón) | tanaonte -
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Girona - Bardenas Reales

When Arya is stabbed by the Waif and walks wounded through the streets of Braavos, she is actually only 98 kilometres from Barcelona, in Girona.

This city has an enviable historic centre. The beautiful cathedral has the widest Gothic nave in the world, and you will recognise it because in the series it is the Great Sept of Baelor. When you arrive, you can park here and visit all the locations where Arya's scenes were filmed in Braavos.

Many scenes were filmed in Girona, including the following locations:

  • the Pujada de Sant Domènec
  • the archaeological trail
  • Bisbe Josep Cartaña street
  • the Galligans bridge.

Not forgetting the old library that Sam visited in the monastery of San Pedro de Galligans. And the play in which Arya watches the actress she is supposed to kill was filmed in Plaça dels Jurats.

The next stop on the route is the Bardenas Reales in Navarre. In the series, it is the desert where Daenerys appears with the Dothraki. If you want to be impressed by the alien landscapes, you should go to the town of Arguedas, and if you want to spend the night under the stars, you can do so here.

Medieval bridge in Besalú (Girona) | © Medieval bridge in Besalú (Girona) | Armando Oliveira -
  • Medieval bridge in Besalú (Girona) | Armando Oliveira -
Bardenas Reales Nature Park (Navarre) | © Bardenas Reales Nature Park (Navarre) | Francis Vaquero
  • Bardenas Reales Nature Park (Navarre) | Francis Vaquero
Alpine Navigation System | © Alpine Navigation System
Always on the trail of the dragons with park4night inside

Alpine's motorhome navigation systems come pre-installed with the popular park4night parking and accommodation guide.

The extensive database offers more than 120,000 parking spaces throughout Europe and can be accessed offline via the screen at any time. You can search for and select the places that lie on the Northern Way route, making it easier to reach them.

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Zumaia - Bermeo

From Navarre we continue to Guipuzkoa, more precisely to Itzurun beach in Zumaia. This beach is characterised by spectacular cliffs that contain sedimentary folds millions of years old, a phenomenon known as flysch. Fossils of prehistoric animals are preserved in this type of sedimentation.

The panoramic view overwhelms all who visit.... no wonder the ancestral home of the Targaryens is here. The scene where Jon Snow goes ashore at Dragonstone to visit the Mother of Dragons was even filmed on this beach. Not far away you can visit Santiago beach, which offers calm waves and golden sand.

Continue to Bermeo, where you will find the famous steps of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. When you get there, you will notice that instead of the castle where Daenerys resides, there is a hermitage of great historical value. We recommend parking in Mikel Deuna Bidea street in Bermeo and taking bus line A3517 to get to the staircase.

The nearest town we recommend visiting is Barrika, which has also made Muriola beach available for filming. In this area you can do many activities, such as a boat trip for whale watching, a visit to the beach of Aritzatxu and Bakio, a surfing course or a walk along the coast of Barrika.

If you are a true lover of northern Spain, you cannot miss our Camino del Norte by motorhome.

Panorama of Gaztelugatxe (Basque Country) | © Panorama of Gaztelugatxe (Basque Country) | alexanderkonsta -
  • Panorama of Gaztelugatxe (Basque Country) | alexanderkonsta -
Flysch in Zumaya (Guipúzcoa) | © Flysch in Zumaya (Guipúzcoa) | CC BY-3.0-ES 2012/EJ-GV/Irekia-Gobierno Vasco/Mikel Arrazola
  • Flysch in Zumaya (Guipúzcoa) | CC BY-3.0-ES 2012/EJ-GV/Irekia-Gobierno Vasco/Mikel Arrazola
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What is House of the Dragon?

House of the Dragon is the prequel to the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. The spin-off will be set 200 years before the original series and will initially comprise ten episodes.

The 10-episode first season of the series is scheduled to premiere on 21 August 2022.

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Southern Route

Relive the scenes from House of the Dragon as you stroll through the historic centre of one of Spain's most beautiful villages.
Discover the medieval historical heritage of this UNESCO World Heritage town. 
This Andalusian town is home to the ancient city of Italica and offers the chance to visit the Roman amphitheatre and other interesting archaeological sites.
The Alcázar of Seville and the gardens of the Reales Alcázares were the settings chosen in the series to set the scene for the Kingdom of Dorne.
Be sure to visit the Osuna Museum, which not only displays all the cultural wealth of the city, but also has a dedicated Game of Thrones room for the biggest fans. 
Almodóvar Castle organises medieval days and other activities such as medieval combat training and torchlight walks.
On a small rocky hill stands a jewel of Andalusian historical heritage, the castle of La Calahorra.
In Cabo de Gata you will find the most beautiful beaches in Spain, you can taste the local gastronomy and enjoy the beautiful coves and islets.
Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon Filming Llocations

Trujillo - Cáceres - Santiponce

We start the second route in the town of Trujillo, where you will recognise many of the locations from Game of Thrones and its sequel House of the Dragon.

Parking is available at the Trujillo RV park, and the historic centre is a 10-minute walk away. In the main square you will find the statue of Pizarro, which was replaced by a dragon statue in House of the Dragon. Other shots were filmed in places like the Silk Road, the Alberca and the Casa Museo de la Coria. The famous Altojardín Fortress from Game of Thrones was also filmed nearby, at Trujillo Castle.

We continue this fantastic tour through the historic centre of the city of Cáceres. When Euron arrives at King's Landing in Season 7, he crosses the Arco de la Estrella in Cáceres. The Plaza de Santa María and the Tower of the Storks also appear in the series.

Half an hour's drive away is the natural monument of Los Barruecos, where Daenerys and her dragon reduced the Lannister camp to rubble in the episode Spoils of War.

The route continues to Santiponce, a small town that holds an enormous treasure: the ruins of Italica. A unique historical testimony of the Roman city, the cradle of great emperors such as Trajan and Hadrian, founded in 206 BC. Although the amphitheatre of Italica had a capacity of 25,000 spectators in its heyday, it is used as a backdrop for the ruins of the Dragon Well in Game of Thrones, where Daenerys negotiates a truce with Cersei and asks for her cooperation in the fight against the White Walkers.

The best thing about Santiponce is that it is also part of the Silver Route. So if you're already here and want to change your route and head to Asturias, don't miss our Via de la Plata.

Plaza Mayor (Trujillo) | © Plaza Mayor (Trujillo) | Armando Oliveira -
  • Plaza Mayor (Trujillo) | Armando Oliveira -
Amphitheater Itálica (Santiponce) | © Amphitheater Itálica (Santiponce) | j-ossorio-castillo -
  • Amphitheater Itálica (Santiponce) | j-ossorio-castillo -
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Seville - Osuna - Almodóvar del Río

We are moving in the direction of Seville. To park near the centre, we recommend this location. In this vibrant city, you can visit numerous tapas bars and monuments, including the Royal Alcazar of Seville, the fictional residence of the Martell family in Game of Thrones, whose beautiful gardens and some rooms served as a backdrop.

There is a lot to see in Seville. If you don't know it, spend a few days there and then continue on the A92 to head for our next destination, Osuna, an ancient city with many palaces and Renaissance buildings. Osuna's bullring was used as the setting for the filming of the episode Dance of the Dragons. This small Sevillian town has an impressive historical and cultural heritage. We recommend you visit the Osuna Museum, the Convent of the Incarnation and the Coto de Canteras. You will find parking spaces here.

And now we will visit one of the most beautiful castles in Spain, continuing our journey to the Almodóvar Castle, home to two different kingdoms in Game of Thrones.

Most of the fortress became Highgarden, while the dungeons were used to recreate Casterly Rock. Today, Cordovan Castle offers guided tours and other activities such as medieval lunches and medieval combat training.

Castillo de Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) | © Castillo de Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) | e55evu -
  • Castillo de Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) | e55evu -
Gardens of the Alcázar (Seville) | © Gardens of the Alcázar (Seville) | mistervlad -
  • Gardens of the Alcázar (Seville) | mistervlad -
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La Calahorra - Almeria

As we approach the end of our route, we pass the castle of Calahorra. This fortress was inherited by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar y Mendoza and was originally built as a gift for his young wife. Situated on a hill overlooking the entire marquisate of Cenete, the castle is also one of the Spanish settings for House of the Dragon.

If you want to get away from it all for a few days in the countryside, 40 minutes from the castle we recommend a visit to the Alpujarras campsite, located in the mountains.

From here, head to the Alcazaba of Almeria, an exceptional location for any production set in the Middle Ages. In Game of Thrones, its landscapes were used as a backdrop for the idyllic Dorne. However, it must be said that some parts of Dorne were filmed in Seville and others in this place.

And now we have reached the last stage of the route. From the Alcazaba of Almeria, we continue to a tower that you will surely recognize....

When Daenerys drives the Lords out of Mereen in season six, her dragon rests on a huge tower on a hilltop. This is the tower of Mesa Roldán in Cabo de Gata, built in 1766 and declared a heritage site.

The panoramic view from the tower is breathtaking and the surroundings are perfect for spending a few days surrounded by nature, as the Cabo de Gata National Park is known for its golden sandy coves and crystal clear waters.

Alcazaba (Almería) | © Alcazaba (Almería) | ddzphoto - Pixabay
  • Alcazaba (Almería) | ddzphoto - Pixabay
Cabo de Gata (Almería) | © Cabo de Gata (Almería) | Enrique - Pixabay
  • Cabo de Gata (Almería) | Enrique - Pixabay

House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones Filming locations

Route guidance with parking space information

For the northbound route and more information on the Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon RV route attractions, please see our Explorer Map.