Game of Thrones filmed in Peñiscola
The town of Peñiscola with its famous castle and five kilometres of fine sand has been chosen as the setting for the exciting filming of the 6th season of the series “Game of Thrones”.
The series will begin shooting in early October and reservations at the hotels in the area have sky rocketed in the wake of this important event.
In July, the first casting took place in which 1.200 dark-skinned, long dark haired extras were chosen and soon in September there will be a second casting for children and babies.
It is not the first time that the series has chosen Spain, as in the fifth season scenes were filmed on Seville grounds, in the Osuna bullring as arenas of combat of the Mereen Kingdom and the Alcàzar of Seville for setting the kingdom of Dorne.
Just 200 metres from the castle and on a beachfront setting you will find the Hotel Servigroup Papa Luna, a four star hotel strategically located to follow every little detail of what happens on the beach.
The town has previously served as a setting for films such as “El Cid” in 1961 with the stars Charlton Heston and Sofía Loren and a couple of years ago it was also the setting for the famous Spanish series “El Chiringuito de Pepe”. Now with Game of Thrones it is hoped to break record number of visitors as the areas chosen for the series tend to be a source of pilgrimage for its followers. Game of Thrones broke record ratings last season with more than 8 million viewers.
Filming will also take place in other areas of Spain such as Gerona, Tudela and Almeria during September and October. The filming agenda is as follows: Gerona 3rd to 18th September, Tudela 20th to 25th September, Peñiscola 1st to 9th October and Almeria 10th to 23rd October.
Following the conclusion of the fifth season, the series based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy best sellers, “A song of Ice and fire” began filming its sixth edition at the end of July in Belfast Ireland.