‘GOT’ fans and travel enthusiasts must know about these ‘House of the Dragon’ filming locations that can be visited.
While other destinations have been hibernating through the pandemic, this medieval jewel west of Madrid has been quietly glowing up.
Tim Johnson’s not so far from the famed ruins of Mérida, the ancient capital of Lusitania, once one of the largest and most important cities in the Roman world—and he’s all in togas.
Source: Going Roman in Extremadura
It’s hard to stand out in a country dotted with so many landmarks, but for a taste of Spain minus the crowds, Extremadura makes a compelling case. From Roman ruins to modern masterpieces, it’s an intriguing tour.
Helena Amante’s website can be found here.
The Extremadura region offers rolling countryside and Roman, Jewish and Arab history to explore. Plus, cool plazas and great food – when you stop…
A break in magnificent Extremadura is a journey into the heart of old Spain. Known as the land of the conquerors, Roman ruins, mysterious medieval cities and ancient villages greet travellers at every turn. Don’t miss the six UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Mérida, Cáceres, the Guadalupe Monastery, Monfragüe National Park, Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark and Tajo/Tejo Biosphere Reserve), beautiful towns such as Trujillo as well as its delicious gastronomy and superb wines.
Are you a huge Game of Thrones fan? Take this self-guided Game of Thrones tour to see 40 filming locations all over Europe and more!
In case you don’t have as excellent taste as me and don’t know what Game of Thrones is – it is an American fantasy drama HBO series that was created and based off of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The series has been filmed in a studio – the studio is located in Belfast – and on location in several different areas of the world including Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland, Spain, and Morocco meaning you can put together your own Game of Thrones tour.
The series is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and follows the realm’s noble families and their struggles for control of the Iron Throne.
Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, and Ibiza tend to steal the Spanish spotlight, but every region has something to offer. Check out the most underrated ones here.
With over 75 million foreign visitors, Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2016. It’s also been ranked the most tourist-friendly country by the World Economic Forum. But let’s face it, foreigners mostly flock to the same few cities: Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Those cities are well worth a visit, but there’s more to Spain than that — 17 autonomous communities to be exact. Each one offers a unique experience and some remain relatively untouched by tourists. So if you’re looking for something different on your next visit to España, explore the history, beauty, and cuisine of these lesser visited but equally enchanting destinations.