Game of Thrones route and locations in Girona
We reveal each of the locations in the city of Girona (near Barcelona, Spain) where Game of Thrones was filmed
The shooting of Game of Thrones in Girona (near Barcelona, Spain) ended on 16 September 2015. Since then the city has become a cult destination for fans of the HBO series. Girona was chosen from among many other international candidates for the great conservation of its historical heritage, becoming one of the privileged locations to host the filming of the most expensive series in the history of television.
Below is a list of all the Girona locations that appeared in Game of Thrones during its sixth season, so you can visit them feeling like Arya Stark struggling to survive Bravoos, or like a Lannister enjoying power in Baelor’s Sept. Are you visiting Barcelona? Come to Girona too, we are located at only 1 hour far away!
1. Great Sept of Baelor - Girona Cathedral
The cathedral scene had the most extras, about 200 Tyrell soldiers, several dozen sparrows, beggars, etc. and the bonus of Jaime Lannister riding up the stairs of the imposing building on horseback. All with magnificent sea views (obviously digitally added).
Margaery, played by actress Natalie Dormer, is the real star of this scene, not Cersei Lannister. Many people confuse this moment with the walk of shame scene that was filmed in Dubrovnik (Croatia).
The Cathedral of Saint Mary (Girona Cathedral) is the cathedral headquarters of the Bishopric of Girona, its main feature is that it has the widest Gothic nave in the world, 22.98 metres. It is also the widest nave of any style except the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, which is 25 metres wide.
It is in the centre of the old city, known as the Força Vella. It coincides with the urban layout of Gerunda, a Roman settlement in Spain of which sections of wall remain in the current Cathedral Square. It is undoubtedly the most visited tourist spot in the city, and a favourite among tourists.
2. Streets of Braavos - Bisbe José Cartañà Street
In the first episode of the sixth season, we can see Arya Stark begging and wandering blindly through the streets of Braavos. One of the scenes was filmed in front of the gardens behind the cathedral, specifically in Bisbe José Cartañà Street.
The scene that takes place on the staircase of this street is possibly the most recreated by tourists who follow the Game of Thrones route through Girona. Many visitors to the city sit on the corner of the first step, pretending to be Arya begging for alms through the streets of Braavos.
3. Port of Braavos market – Rei Ferran el Catòlic Street and Archaeological Walk
In episode seven of Games of Thrones, Arya Stark wanders through the Braavos market looking for passage out of the city. This market was set in the Archaeological Walk of Girona, and Rei Ferran el Catòlic Street, just in front of the entrance to the Arab Baths.
This street is a must if you visit the city, and is in the heart of the old town, from the majestic and beautiful Archaeological Walk to the Cathedral Square and along its short route we can find the Church of St. Luke.
4. The Baths of Braavos - Arab Baths
At one point in Arya’s chase scene, she ends up entering the Braavos Baths (Arab Baths of Girona), property of the municipality of Girona declared a Cultural Property of National Interest. These are in a late Romanesque building built in 1194, imitating the structure of North African Muslim baths.
Following the siege of 1285 they were demolished, so in 1294 James II donated them to Ramon de Toila to rebuild them. They probably ceased to function in the 16th century, and in 1618 they were acquired by Capuchin nuns to house their convent. Their restoration began in 1929, involving the architects Rafael Masó and Emili Blanch.
5. Braavos bridge - Galligants bridge
Arya contemplates an enormous statue located at the entrance of Braavos port before being stabbed by the Waif wearing the face of an old woman.
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Our hotels are located just over 10 minutes' walk from the start of the Game of Thrones route. By staying at Hotels Ultonia you will be able to walk to more than eleven points of interest of the filming of the series in Girona, many of which are not accessible by car.
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6. Braavos theatre – Plaça dels Jurats
The fifth episode of the sixth season shows the Plaça dels Jurats turned into the stage 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 connecting to the Archaeological Walk, the wall and buttresses that support one of the terraces of the same walk, the building of the School of Modern Music, a stone building with a porch formed by two large arches and the river Galligants, almost always dry, which separates the square from the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants.
7. Braavos Market - Pujada de Sant Domènec
In the eighth episode, Arya Stark jumps and falls down the stairs knocking over baskets of oranges as she passes on the stairs of the Pujada de Sant Domènec. This is another of the most epic locations of the sixth season of Game of Thrones. Pujada de Sant Domènec is a street formed by stairs found in the heart of the old town. Highlights along its route include the Renaissance Palace of Charlemagne, the Palace of the Agullana family, and the baroque and neoclassical church of Sant Martí Sacosta. In the past, it was also the setting for several scenes from the film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
Pujada de Sant Domènec is also one of the key points during the annual Girona Flower Festival. The stairs and surrounding courtyards, the main monuments and the whole city are filled with brightly coloured flowers, scents 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 all Girona residents. Although it looks small from the outside, inside it is much bigger than it seems... and it is always full! Le Bistrot really has that je ne sais quoi that makes you feel you're in France: the furniture, the interior design, the terrace, etc. 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 Girona
Many streets in Girona's Old Quarter are shown when Arya is fleeing to save her life.
9. The Library of Oldtown and the King's Landing Cloister - Sant Pere de Galligants
Girona says goodbye to Game of Thrones inside the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, home of the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia. In the fiction, it represents the entrance to the Library of Oldtown, the centre of knowledge of the great maesters of the west where Sam may become maester. The beautiful cloister of Sant Pere de Galligants also makes its curious appearance in the Game of Thrones series as the King's Landing cloister.
The monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, of which only the church and the cloister are visible, is one of the most remarkable examples of Catalan Romanesque. Almost nothing survives of the pre-Romanesque monastery, although there are still remains of a previous building. Construction of the current building began during the first half of the 12th century, around 1131, when Ramon Berenguer the Great made an important donation to cover the cost of the works.
10. The hand of Jaime Lannister, an exclusive ice cream of Game of Thrones created by Jordi Roca
An exclusive blood orange and mango ice cream from El Rocambolesc (Girona's most relevant ice cream shop) created by Jordi Roca (El Celler de Can Roca). Unfortunately we can't enjoy it anymore this delicious ice cream, because it was a limited edition.
Come with your own vehicle
When you get to the city centre and the Devesa Park welcomes you to Girona (Spain), keep driving until you pass under the overpass where the train passes. Once you have passed the roundabout in front of the post office and the courts, take the Gran Vía de Jaume I to get right in front of the Hotels Ultonia Girona.
When you arrive do not worry about looking for parking, in front of our entrance we offer our customers an exclusive area where you can stop your vehicle. We also offer you the possibility of contracting parking, open 24 hours a day.
Hotels Ultonia Girona
In the heart of Girona (northern Spain, near Barcelona), rooted in Girona's history and heritage since 1962, we find the Hotels Ultonia, located just a few minutes' walk from the city's main points of interest. There is no better way to discover the beautiful city of Girona than from your own heart.
Just five minutes walk from the Hotels Ultonia Girona you will find the most emblematic corners of the city. Walk through the Cathedral, the hanging houses of Onyar, Sant Feliu, the Jewish Quarter, the Devesa or the Arab Baths and enjoy all the charm of the city to touch your hotel.
Come with public transport
Girona train and coach stations are 10 minutes walk from Hotels Ultonia Girona.
Option 1: Crossing the financial district
As you leave, head towards the Barcelona road. When you get there turn left and continue until you find Plaça Marquès de Camps. Turning right, you will find Gran Via de Jaume I, follow it until you see us.
Option 2: Fast and easy
Another possibility is to follow the overpass where the train runs. At Artilleros Street you will find signs indicating the hotels entrance.