BYPILLOW Times

27/05/2024

The Girona of Game of Thrones:
7 Cinematic Locations

Let’s explore with you the Girona of Game of Thrones! This city in northern Catalonia is a true medieval marvel, with streets full of charm and very well-preserved corners. It’s no wonder it was chosen to film some scenes from the iconic series Game of Thrones!

Its historical monuments and atmosphere provided the perfect backdrop for some of the series’ most memorable scenes. Join us on a tour of the 7 cinematic locations that transformed Girona into the city of Braavos and the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, King’s Landing.

Girona Cathedral: Following the Steps of Kings

 

The Girona Cathedral is one of the city’s most emblematic monuments and was included as a setting for some scenes in the series Game of Thrones. The series took advantage of the cathedral’s majesty and its surroundings to recreate the Great Sept of Baelor, one of the most important places in King’s Landing.

Fans of the series can walk the same steps where some of the most dramatic and memorable scenes took place. Beyond its role in the series, the Girona Cathedral is a symbol of the city and its rich history. From its dominant position, it offers panoramic views of Girona and its surroundings, making it a perfect place to appreciate the beauty and history of the region.

And very close to the Cathedral is one of our hotels in Girona: BYPILLOW Erba. Located in the Old Town of Girona, our hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the iconic staircase leading to the Girona Cathedral. You can relive one of the most impactful scenes from Game of Thrones: the moment when Cersei Lannister is humiliated by the people to the cries of “Shame!, Shame!”.

At BYPILLOW Erba, we offer a stay that combines comfort and sustainability. Our spacious and well-equipped rooms are designed to meet all your modern needs, from free WiFi to adjustable air conditioning and heating. The minimalist decor creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere, ideal for unwinding after a day of exploring the city. So, if you were looking for hotels in the center of Girona, you’ve found it! 😉

Arab Baths: A Journey to Braavos

 
 

We continue exploring the Girona of Game of Thrones by visiting the Arab Baths, which offer a unique immersive experience in the world of Westeros. Walking through the same halls where Arya faced her challenges makes you feel part of the story, connecting reality with fiction in a magical way.

This place has unique architecture and an atmosphere that testifies to medieval splendor. Built in the 12th century, the Arab Baths of Girona are an example of Romanesque architecture inspired by Muslim baths. Despite their name, these baths were not built by the Arabs but adopted their style, creating a space of relaxation and purification that has endured through the centuries.

The pool room is one of the most recognizable elements of the Arab Baths. This space was used in Game of Thrones as part of the House of Black and White in Braavos. Here is where Arya Stark trained under the tutelage of Jaqen H’ghar, learning to become a faceless assassin.

The Jewish Quarter: Echoes of the Past in the Walls

 
 

The labyrinth of narrow streets in Girona’s Jewish Quarter transformed into the streets of Braavos, where Arya Stark lived many of her adventures. Walking through these narrow paths, you can almost feel Arya’s presence. Additionally, the authenticity of the neighborhood provides a unique experience for visitors.

Very close to the Old Town is another of our hotels in Girona: BYPILLOW The Bloom. This hotel combines comfort, elegance, and an unbeatable location in the historic center of the city. Taking a stroll from the accommodation, you can discover the colorful hanging houses over the Onyar River, Girona’s Old Town, and the Cinema Museum.

The name “The Bloom” reflects the spirit of blossoming that characterizes Girona, especially during the spring when the city celebrates Temps de Flors. During this festival, flowers flood the streets and monuments, creating an impressive visual spectacle. Our hotel pays homage to this rich natural heritage and invites you to enjoy the beauty of Girona at its best.

Plaça dels Jurats: The Theater of Dramas

 
 

Plaça dels Jurats became a setting for Game of Thrones. In the past, the square was the place where trials were held, and public executions took place, which gave it its original name. Over time, the square became a center of cultural and social activity, with open-air theaters and markets.

In the sixth season of Game of Thrones, the square transformed into the theater stage in Braavos, where Arya Stark witnessed a theatrical performance narrating the events in King’s Landing. Fans can relive this memorable scene while exploring the square and immersing themselves in the world of Westeros.

Stone Bridge: The Gateway to a Medieval World

 

The Stone Bridge of Girona is a gateway that transports you to a medieval world full of history, intrigue, and beauty. This impressive bridge, built in the 12th century, has played an important role in the city’s life and culture. Moreover, its appearance in the series Game of Thrones has made it a must-see destination for fans of the series.

The Stone Bridge is known as one of the Game of Thrones locations. In the sixth season, the bridge was transformed into a part of Braavos, the free city known for its canals and narrow cobblestone streets. Fans can recognize the bridge in memorable scenes, including Arya Stark’s arrival in Braavos and her subsequent training with Jaqen H’ghar.

Pujada de Sant Domènec: Conspiracy and Power

 
 

The iconic Pujada de Sant Domènec, with its steep staircase and historical buildings, became one of the main streets of Braavos. Here is where Arya had several encounters and confrontations, making this place an essential reference point for fans. The combination of history and fiction in this setting creates a truly magical atmosphere.

Sant Pere de Galligants: The Maesters’ Archive

 
 

The Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants is one of the most outstanding examples of Romanesque architecture in the region. It was used as the exterior of the House of Black and White in Braavos. This monastery is a fascinating place that conveys the same sense of mystery and power seen in the series, providing a perfect backdrop for Arya Stark’s scenes.

This concludes our tour of the Girona of Game of Thrones. Book your hotel in Girona and enjoy a cinematic getaway 😉

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