Winter isn’t coming to Andalucía, but Game of Thrones was here!

Millions of people around the world have literally been on the edge of their seats recently, waiting in anticipation for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones to appear on television this year.

It’s been an awfully long wait, an interminable twenty long, long months, since the land of Westeros and its fascinating cast of characters was last on our screens.

The first three episodes have delivered in spades, with paused plotlines continuing in dramatic form, dragons on the horizon, and the impending doom of the approaching terrifying white walkers.

No spoilers here for those who haven’t yet managed to catch up on playback apps, those yet to enter the fray of Season Eight and the fight for Kings Landing and the Iron Throne.

Hold on and enjoy, it’s a grim, scary and wonderful ride so far!

Andalucía has played its own important part in the making of this incredible fantasy fiction series and was one of the first autonomous regions in Spain to provide filming locations for the programme.

The remarkable historical architecture and beautiful countryside here were, unsurprisingly, considered ideal to create authentic settings and host important scenes from the script.

Seville’s wondrous Alcázar became the set for the Kingdom of Dorne in season five, while the bullring in the Sevillian town of Osuna was transformed into the hideous Daznak’s Pit in the same year, and formed the venue where the world first saw Queen Daenerys flying dragon.

Osuna now proudly hosts the only Game of Thrones museum in Europe!

The landscape of Andalucía also featured throughout other seasons, when footage was filmed in the dramatic scenery of the Tabernas Desert and the Paraje El Chorrillo, in the province of Almería.

The House of Tyrell, one of the most important families in the saga, set up house in Córdoba, recreating their mythical ancestral home, Highgarden, within the walls of Almodóvar del Río’s castle.

From aerial shots of the Roman Bridge in Córdoba to internal takes of the immense architecture of the Royal Shipyards of Seville, Andalusian landmarks have been consistently woven into this fantastic tale.

The fascinating historic cities and towns of Andalucía are another compelling reason to live in Marbella and other prestigious areas on the Costa del Sol.

Contact Altavista Property today for information relating to the luxury real estate, culture and lifestyle that can be found in this part of southern Spain.