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Visit the top Game of Thrones destinations in Spain by train

What’s awesome about Europe is how close everything is – rude – but it means that within a day in most cases, you can be in some of the world’s most stunning and famous areas.

Thanks to shows like Game of Thrones and networks like Eurail, accessing them and being a part of it, however small, is now totally doable.

Eurail connects travellers to all the cool parts of Spain that the show was filmed in. Like these…

Girona, Spain

The stunning Girona Cathedral was used to film numerous scenes for Braavos, Old Town and King’s Landing, including the impressive steps that became the Great Sept of Baelor.

How to get there: After arriving into Barcelona from Australia, use the Eurail Global Pass or the Eurail Spain Pass to travel by train from the coastal city of Barcelona to the old town of Girona, which will take a short 40 minutes. 

Bardenas Reales National Park, Spain 

Situated in north-eastern Spain, the extraordinary rural desert landscape has been used to film scenes throughout Game of Thrones, using the fantastical shapes found from the clay, chalk and sandstone rocks. In Season 6, the national park was the perfect setting for the Dothraki Sea, a vast area of the continent of Essos.

How to get there: From Girona, catch a train back to Barcelona and then a local train to Tudela de Navarra, the nearest station to the national park. Travellers can experience more in the Navarra region and visit the city of Pamplona to enjoy the Running of the Bulls festival in July.

Seville, Spain

Seville Streets travel

Game of Thrones has also featured this iconic Spanish city. Visit the beautiful Alcazar, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the exterior and interior was used for the Dorne Palace and Gardens from Season 5. Let’s now forget too, it’s the setting of so many classical operas that’ve been written through time!

How to get there: Travel down via train from Tudela de Navarra, making a pit-stop on the way to Spain’s capital, Madrid. Take time to soak up the art and culture of Madrid, before taking a short 2.5 hour local train directly to Seville to visit the Game of Thrones filming locations and soaking in everything the city has to offer.

Eurail has a tonne of options for travellers who need one trip, or many. And they’re affordable! Check the ticket options at the Eurail website and get planning.

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