If you've ever wondered where you could find the real locations of Games of Thrones map in the real world, this infographic by travel agency Lawrence of Morocco reveals the actual locations used in the hit HBO TV series. The main Game Of Thrones headquarters are at Paint Hall studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where most of the interior sets are housed; the better part of filming Game of Thrones also takes place in Northern Ireland, but many other European countries, and even African filming locations, have been used as well.
Most Game of Thrones locations have benefited from increased tourism due to the publicity, but not everyone has been pleased. It is rumored that Maltese officials complained that protected habitats were damaged during the GOT filming, forcing future shooting to move to Croatia in season 2. Laws involving the transportation of animals have also required filming in the USA (Season 3, “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”), and Canada (Season 5, scenes involving a Direwolf).
Have you been to one of the Game of Thrones kingdoms? Post your photos if you have, or vote on your favorite locations below!
#1 King's Landing: Dubrovnik, Croatia
#2 Braavos: Sibenik, Croatia
#3 Royal Palace Of Dorne: Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain
#4 The Road From King's Landing: Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
#5 North Of Westeros: Thingvellir, Iceland
#6 Long Bridge Of Volantis: The Roman Bridge, Cordoba, Spain
#7 Pentos: Ouarzazate, Morocco
#8 Winterfell: Doune Castle
#9 Daenery's And Dragos Wedding: Azure Window, Malta
#10 Meereen: Kliss Fortress, Croatia