Even if you are not a fan of Game of Thrones and have not seen a single episode of the cult saga, you must have heard at least some news that appear about this extremely popular series. Just remember the famous coffee cup, which was passionately discussed all over the world! Well, and if you are a fan of the fantasy drama, you probably know that it became popular largely due to the atmospheric filming locations. From Morocco to Iceland, from Spain to Northern Ireland, we made a selection of Game of Thrones locations which are actually real, and you can see them with your own eyes!

Game of Thrones locations

Dragonstone Stairs are actually located in the Basque Country on the coast of Biscay. This cute islet is called San Juan De Gaztelugatxe. And it is the first in the list of Game of Thrones locations.

San Juan De Gaztelugatxe

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San Juan De Gaztelugatxe

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King’s Road can be found in Northern Ireland. This mystic avenue of beech trees is called Dark Hedges. It was planted in 17th century in County Antrim

Dark Hedges

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Dark Hedges

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Skogafoss Waterfall in Iceland. You could have seen it in the first episode of season 8

Skogafoss Waterfall

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Skogafoss Waterfall

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Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn in north Iceland. Will you remember the most epic love scene connected with it?

Grjótagjá

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Grjótagjá

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Fjaðrárgljúfur In South Iceland: Daenerys and Jon rode the dragons through this canyon

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Photo: Andrés Nieto Porras / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Fjaðrárgljúfur

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King’s Landing can be found in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik

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Does the þingvellir National Park in Iceland look like Eyrie from Game of Thrones? It definitely does!

þingvellir National Park in Iceland

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þingvellir National Park in Iceland

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Some scenes were filmed in Fort Lovrijenac In Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fort Lovrijenac

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Fort Lovrijenac

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Another location is Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. The legend says there used to be a bridge to Scotland

Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

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Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

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Mount Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain in Iceland. It is located on Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western part of the country

Mount Kirkjufell

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Mount Kirkjufell

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The Vale Of Arryn In Meteora, Greece. Wait, where is the Moon Door?

The Vale Of Arryn In Meteora

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The Vale Of Arryn In Meteora

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Alcázar of Seville or House Martell in Dorne?

Alcázar of Seville

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Alcázar of Seville

Photo: Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (CC BY 2.0)

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge near Balllintoy in County Antrim. It was made by fishermen 350 years ago

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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Diocletian’s palace in Split, Croatia. Do you recognize the place where Daenerys held the dragons?

Diocletian's palace in Split

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Diocletian's palace in Split

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Alcázar of Seville aka Dorn

Alcázar of Seville

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Alcázar of Seville

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Back to the first season and the place where it all started. Tollymore forest in Northern Ireland

Tollymore forest

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Tollymore forest

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Harrenhal, the largest castle in all of Westeros, is actually Dunluce castle in Northern Ireland

Dunluce castle in Northern Ireland

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Dunluce castle in Northern Ireland

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Charming Girona was one of the locations for the 6th season

Girona

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Girona

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Inch Abbey in Northern Ireland is the place where Robb Stark became a King of the North

Inch Abbey in Northern Ireland

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Inch Abbey in Northern Ireland

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The Great City of Qarth is Lokrum Island in real life

Lokrum Island

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Lokrum Island

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The city of Meereen is also located in Croatia. It is called the Fortress of Klis

Fortress of Klis

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Fortress of Klis

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou in Morocco became Yunkai — one of the Slaver’s Bay City

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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The Iron Islands are actually Ballintoy Harbour in Northern Ireland

Ballintoy Harbour in Northern Ireland

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Ballintoy Harbour in Northern Ireland

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Roman city of Italica, which is not far from Seville, now is also known as Dragonpit in King’s Landing

Roman city of Italica

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Roman city of Italica

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Highgarden is the most beautiful castle in the Seven Kingdoms. You can visit the seat of House Tyrell in the city of Almodóvar del Río in the province of Cordoba, Spain

Almodóvar del Río

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Almodóvar del Río

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