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Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

 

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain
Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

 

For those viewers that are totally into the Game of Thrones and the amazing historical places filmed around the world to represent the stunning and exotic lands, the next season 5 series will feature the amazing Alcazar in Seville, Spain. Set to represent the famous water gardens of Dorne, the royal residences and gardens of the Alcazar are world renown on their own, but this may also bring a new audience base of admirers that typically don’t get a chance to see these amazing historic sites in person.

 

The Alcazar was built in 712 as a fortress and then converted into royal residences. The palace was certified as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1987.

 

 

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

 

Prior to the Alcazar in Seville being chosen, two other palaces were being scouted including the Alhambra of Granada is set high on a plateau over looking Granada with imposing views of the city. And last the Alhambra of Cordoba which is smaller but still grand with its Arabic influences and Mudejar artwork. In the end, the Alcazar in Seville was chosen. The Alcazar has also been used to film historic movies including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and the ‘Kingdom of  Heaven’. The staging of the Alcazar in Seville for the Game of Thrones will be a truly spectacular attempt to use this World Heritage site and showcase the splendors of this magnificent palace and complex.

 

 

 

Seville, Spain- Alcazar gardens

 

The amazing palace is styled in the fashionable architecture of that time frame with Islamic/Moorish influences which were an important and historic part of Seville’s history and culture.  Detailed interior rooms with geometric patterns and repetitive motifs covered all the interior walls and created richly decorated rooms with a defined eastern influence.

 

 

Seville, Spain - Alcazar details

 

 

 

 

 

Seville, Spain- Alcazar details

 

 

Hope that you enjoyed the Game of thrones update and tour of the Alcazar in Seville, Spain, please check out my other post on Game of Thrones Season six in Girona Spain or check out the links about Seville below.

Game of Thrones Season six in Costa Brava

Cathedral of Seville

Discovering Seville – a highlight tour

Touring the Plaza de Espana in the historic center of Seville

 

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36 Responses to Game of Thrones set for Alcazar in Seville, Spain

  1. Alhambra rhythm January 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm #

    Really inspiring.

  2. budget jan November 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    I loved seeing these photos Noel. It was extremely hot when we were in Seville – well over 40 degrees late at night in mid-April. We visited the gorgeous Alcazar. We don’t often revisit places, but I do want to revisit Seville when the weather is cooler so I can truly appreciate walking around this lovely city. I’m not into Game of Thrones but Marty is.

  3. Fiona Flores Watson November 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    What amazing photos of the Alcazar, especially those astonishingly beautiful arches! As someone who lives in, and writes about Seville, I was thrilled when they filmed Game of Thrones here. In fact, a few weeks ago they filmed some scenes from Season Six in the Alcazar. In my blog I did a post on exactly which scenes of Season Five were filmed in which parts of the palace. By the way, the location in Córdoba which they were considering is also an Alcazar – palace-fortress.

  4. alberto June 16, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Just watched the last episode of Season 5. Really stoked to see beautiful Andalucia featured throughout it!

    Spain rocks

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    • Noel September 21, 2014 at 10:23 am #

      Yes, please do if you do give credit, but not the entire post, you need to put a paragraph and then link to my site for the entire contents (that is typical way of sharing), thanks

  6. Travelogged August 12, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    I love the Alcazar — maybe I should watch the show!

  7. Mary @Green Global Travel August 3, 2014 at 4:56 am #

    I had no idea that other Alhambra-like places existed. Thanks for introducing me to the Alcazar in Seville. Beautiful photos of the archways.

  8. Johanna Bradley August 3, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    The gardens are fabulous even in the rain, Noel. 🙂 I may have to watch this series.

  9. Wendy Norman August 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Great photos

  10. wandering educators August 2, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    What a beautiful place – perfect!

  11. Gran Canaria Local August 2, 2014 at 12:02 am #

    We’ve yet to watch GoT, Noel. Hey, we’re still working our way through Breaking Bad. However, having been to the Alcazar, we know that it’s the ideal setting for such a lavish production.

  12. Valen-This Way Paradise August 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    You got some great shots here, and I really love the architecture!

  13. Lillie - @WorldLillie August 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Ooo! As a GoT geek, this news and these photos are very exciting!

  14. Ryan August 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Amazing captures, Noel! The architectural details in these buildings are just incredible. Moorish architecture has to be the most stunning you can find in continental Europe! We drove through Andalucia on our way to Morocco and really regret not spending time over there, especially after seeing the southern Spain episode of Parts Unknown a few weeks before we left. Seems like it would be a sweet place to chill out for a while (months and years, if possible).

  15. Roshan July 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    The most amasing palace/fortress I have ever been to!

  16. Roshan July 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    The most amazing fortress/palace I have ever been to!

  17. Rachael@safari254 July 31, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    I have to confess that I tried to watch GoT and I didn’t love it. Your pics are making me reconsider though. I might just watch a bit of Season 5 to see the Alcazar.

  18. Kathryn July 30, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    I love Game of Thrones and this looks a fantastic setting. My other half worked on the first series in Belfast (costume armour) and we’ve both been addicted every since!

  19. Jeremy July 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    If I were to die in the Game of Thrones universe, I’d love to have it happen here … you could hardly do worse..!

  20. Marilyn Armstrong July 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    I totally dislike the show and the books … but the scenery might make it worth another peek 🙂

  21. Johanna July 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Wow! Thanks for letting us know. We’ve just visited Croatia and some of the places where Game of Thrones was filmed there too. Just awesome. Shall watch Season 5 with great interest now that you’ve alerted us! Tip: if you tag Instagram pics with #gameofthrones you might (as I did) attract new followers 😉

  22. Hannah July 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    These are beautiful Noel! Inside is absolutely insane with all that detail! I’m just finishing book 5 of GOT now but have yet to catch up on the show…excited to see your photos come to life in upcoming seasons!

  23. Kristen Bor (Bearfoot Theory) July 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Awesome photos! What beautiful architecture!

  24. Sarah Ebner July 29, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    I love Seville but have only been there once. These pics really make me want to return!

  25. Nancy Thompson July 29, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    Breathtaking! I cannot wait to experience this with my own eyes. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos.

  26. Jess July 29, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    Ooh! I can’t wait for the next season- looks like it is going to be gorgeous! Great pics.

  27. Elena@Elena's Travelgram July 29, 2014 at 5:24 am #

    Whoa 🙂 Feeling lucky ’cause I’ve been there last week! The gardens are huge and gorgeous – perfect shooting location for Dorn!

  28. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas July 29, 2014 at 5:09 am #

    When were you in Seville?! How did I miss you?

    • Noel July 29, 2014 at 5:33 am #

      That’s right I forgot you were located in Seville, another time perhaps?

  29. Jenna July 29, 2014 at 4:18 am #

    Wow, such a pretty place. I wanted to go to Seville but ended up staying in Granada because it was so hot when I was in Spain. On my list for my next trip to Spain. 🙂

    • Noel July 29, 2014 at 4:47 am #

      The Alcazar is stunning and really does fit the location of their set for season 5 of the Game of Thrones

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