Lights, camera, action!

We discover each and every one of the scenarios of the city of Girona where Game of Thrones was filmed.

The filming of Game of Thrones in Girona ended on September 16, 2015. Since then to the present day, the city has become a true cult destination for fans of the HBO series. The capital of Girona was chosen from among many other international candidates due to the great level of preservation of its historical heritage, becoming one of the privileged few to host the filming of the most expensive series in the history of television.

Hotels Ultonia Girona has prepared the ideal Game of Thrones Route for you. Below we list all the locations in Girona that appeared in Game of Thrones during its sixth season, so you can visit them feeling like Arya Stark fighting for survival in Bravoos, or like a Lannister enjoying the power in the Great Sept of Baelor:

Hotels Ultonia Girona has prepared the ideal Game of Thrones Route for you

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1. Great Sept of Baelor - Cathedral of Gerona

The scene of the Cathedral is the one that counted with more extras, about 200 Tyrell soldiers, several dozen sparrows, beggars … and with the plus of Jaime Lannister climbing on horseback the stairs of the imposing building. All with magnificent views of the sea (obviously added digitally).

Margaery, played by actress Natalie Dormer, is the real protagonist of this scene, and not Cersei Lannister. And it is that many people confuse this moment with the scene of shame that was filmed in Dubrovnik (Croatia).

The church of Santa Maria (Girona Cathedral) is the cathedral seat of the Bishopric of Girona and its most striking feature is that it has the widest Gothic nave in the world, 22.98 meters, making it the widest nave in any style except for the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, which is twenty-five meters wide.

It is located in the central of the old city, known as the “Old Force”, coinciding with the urban layout of Gerunda, a Roman settlement, parts of the walls of which still remain in the current Cathedral square. It is undoubtedly the most visited tourist spot in the city, and a favourite of tourists.

2. Streets of Braavos - Bishop José Cartañà Street

In the first episode of the sixth season, we can see Arya Stark begging and wandering blind through the streets of Braavos. One of the scenes was filmed in front of the gardens behind the Cathedral, specifically in Bishop Josep Cartañà Street.

The scene that takes place on the steps of this street, is possibly the most recreated by tourists who follow the route of Game of Thrones in Girona. Many visitors to the city sit on the corner of the first step, pretending to be Arya begging for alms in the streets of Braavos.

3. Braavos Port Market - Ferran el Catòlic Street and Archaeological Walk

In the seventh episode of Games of Thrones, Arya Stark strolls through the market of Braavos looking for passage to be able to leave the city. This market was set in the Archaeological Walk of Girona, and the Rei Ferran el Catòlic Street, just in front of the entrance to the Arabian Baths.

The street named after Rei Ferran el Catòlic is a must if you visit the city, and is located in the old town, running from the majestic and beautiful Archaeological Walk to the Cathedral Square. Along its short route is the Church of Sant Lluc.

4. The Baths of Braavos - Arab Baths

At one point in the persecution to which Arya is subjected, she ends up entering the Braavos Baths (Arab Baths of Gerona), a work of the municipality of Gerona declared a cultural asset of national interest. These are located in a late Romanesque style building built in 1194, imitating the structure of the North African Muslim baths.

As a result of the siege of 1285 they were demolished, so that in 1294 Jaime II donated them to Ramón de Toila who rebuilt them. Probably in the 16th century they ceased to function, and in 1618 they were acquired by the Capuchin nuns to install their convent. In 1929, its restoration began, with the intervention of the architects Rafael Masó and Emili Blanch.

5. Braavos Bridge - Galligants Bridge

Arya contemplates a huge sculpture located at the entrance to the port of Braavos before being stabbed by a forlorn girl with an old woman’s face.

The Game of Thrones pack of Hotels Ultonia includes a guided tour of more than eleven points of interest of the filming of the series in Girona.

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6. The Theatre of Braavos - Plaça dels Jurats

Season six, episode five, features Plaça dels Jurats , turned into the scene of a play about the life of the Lannister family. Curiously enough, in real life, this square also hosts shows.

Located in the Old Quarter, the Plaça dels Jurats is a mediaeval style open space delimited by the stairs that lead to the Archaeological Walk, the wall and buttresses that support one of the terraces of the same walk, the School of Modern Music building, a stone building with a porch formed by two large arcades and the Galligants River, almost always dry, which separates the square from the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants.

7. Braavos Market - Sant Domènec

In the eighth episode Arya Stark jumps and falls down stairs scattering baskets of oranges in her path on the stairs of the Ascent of San Domenec. This is another of the most epic locations of the sixth season of Game of Thrones. San Domènec, is a street formed by stairs that we find in the heart of the old town. During his tour highlights the Renaissance Palace of Charlemagne, the Palace of Agullana, and the baroque-neoclassical church Iris Sacosta. In the past it also served as the setting for the filming of several scenes of the movie Perfume: A Murderer’s Tale.

Sant Domènec is also one of the key points during the “Temps de Flors” Festival, a floral exhibition which is held every year in the city. The surrounding stairways and courtyards, the main monuments and the whole city are filled with brightly-coloured flowers, aromas and the most innovative creations of the floral artists who participate each year. It is also considered one of the most romantic places in Spain.

In the middle of the staircase hides Le Bistrot, well known by the locals. Although it looks like a small place, inside it is much bigger than it seems … and it is always full! Really, Le Bistrot has something that makes you feel like you are in France: the furniture and interior design, the terrace … When the good weather arrives, its tables fill the stairs and the candles and decor make it a quiet, cosy space to dine with your partner.

8. Streets of Braavos during Arya's escape - Old Quarter Gerona

Many streets of the old town of Girona appear when Arya is fleeing to save her life.

9. The Library of Oldtown and the King's Landing Cloister - Sant Pere de Galligants

Girona bids farewell to Game of Thrones inside the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, where the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia is located. In fiction it represents the entrance to the Library of Oldtown, the centre of knowledge of the great masters of Ponent where Sam will be able to become a master. The beautiful cloister of Sant Pere de Galligants also makes its peculiar appearance in Game of Thrones as the King’s Landing Cloister.

The monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, of which only the church and the cloister remain visible, is one of the most remarkable of the Catalan Romanesque. Almost nothing remains of the pre-Romanesque monastery, although the remains of an earlier building are preserved. The construction of the present building began during the first half of the 12th century, around 1131, when Ramon Berenguer the Great bequeathed a large donation to pay for the work.

10. Jaime Lannister's hand, an exclusive Game of Thrones ice cream created by Jordi Roca

It is an exclusive blood orange and mango ice cream from Rocambolesc (the most relevant ice cream shop in Gerona) created by Jordi Roca (El Celler de Can Roca). Unfortunately we can no longer enjoy this delicious ice cream, as it was a limited edition.

Taste our flaming Targaryen cocktail, exclusive for users of the Game of Thrones Pack. Feel like the mother of dragons flying over the skies of Girona.

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  • One night accommodation at the Hotel Gran Ultonia 4*.
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  • Exclusive Targaryen Cocktail, to enjoy on our terrace with views of the Cathedral.
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