The medieval Spanish city Girona, situated just north of Barcelona, is home to an atmospheric collection of ancient churches and Roman-era fortresses. Here’s where to find unique Girona sights that were used to film key scenes in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Medieval Quarter as the Streets of Braavos
The stone buildings of Girona’s Medieval Quarter played host to a series of epic battles between Arya Stark and the Waif, a loyalist to the mysterious Faceless Men of Braavos during the sixth season of the show.
Girona Cathedral as the Great Sept of King’s Landing
In a city chock-full of ancient buildings, Girona’s 900-year-old cathedral has clearly stood the test of time. It’s so sturdy, in fact, that it survived the explosive season six finale.
Arab Baths as a Fighting Site for Arya and the Waif
The Romanesque architecture of Girona’s Arab Baths provided the location for one of the more intense struggles between Arya Stark and her arch-nemesis, the Waif, as they fought for survival in Braavos.
German Gardens as a Battle Location
Girona’s German Gardens once served as barracks for German soldiers during Spain’s 19th-century Peninsular War. The site’s conflict-themed history made it a perfect fit for a number of battle scenes filmed by the Game of Thrones crew.
Want to explore all of the Thrones' seven kingdoms? Other spectacular filming locations can be found in Iceland, Northern Ireland, Croatia, and Malta.