Season 5 of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones was partly filmed in Seville and Osuna in Spain. Now Game of Thrones season 6 might also feature an iconic and beautiful Spanish city.
Everyone can currently enjoy views of the Alcazar Palace in the stunning and emblematic Andalusian city of Seville along the the city of Osuna as a backdrop to the kingdom of Dorne. Now it seems the kingdom might be set to extend over to another area of Spain during Games of Thrones season 6. In fact, at least some of the next season is quite likely to be filmed in the Catalan city of Girona.
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According to El Pais, during a radio interview, Jordi Bosch, chairman of the television production company, Endemol Spain, revealed to the public that there is a “very big possibility that the next season of Game of Thrones will be filmed in the city of Girona.”
According to the Catalan language newspaper, Diari de Girona, producers had been seen out and around the area, scouting for new Game of Thrones season 6 locations. In fact they report that the producers have even already booked 160 hotel rooms for the cast and crew in the city.
HBO, however, is keeping pretty tight-lipped about the whole deal. It seems when news of the filming of season 5 in Seville hit the media, fans immediately converged on the city in their thousands, hoping to spot one of the famous stars. The production company is apparently trying to avoid the same situation happening in Girona.
So far rumors are flying that filming will take place in two major locations in the Catalan city of Girona, one being the combined Romanesque/Gothic Cathedral of Girona (in the photo top of article) and the other the old Jewish quarter, known in Catalan as “Call Jueu,” pictured below
The Spanish media is tipping production to start around September or October of this year, after the busy summer tourist season is over and that it will take around three weeks.
While it is still not confirmed by HBO that Game of Thrones season 6 will film in Girona, the city itself is getting excited about the possibility of additional tourism.
As reported on the Inquisitor, following filming of season 5 in Seville, a U.S.-based travel company, Zicasso, began offering tours of the Game of Thrones set in Seville and Osuna, along with an extended trip to the fascinating Alhambra in Granada, southern Spain and also to Spain’s capital Madrid.
Naturally Girona’s tourism industry is hoping that should the city become, for a brief moment at least, part of the kingdom of Dorne, they might feature in the same tours after Game of Thrones season 6 is underway.
[Images: Girona Cathedral CC by-SA 3.0 J.Ligero & I.Barrios ]