Malta Game of Thrones
Game Of Thrones is one of the biggest shows on TV right now, and if you are as big a fan as I am you know that one of the most attractive features of the series is its locations. Game Of Thrones has been shot in over 40 countries including Spain, Scotland, Morocco, and Malta. This article will focus on the beautiful, Mediterranean island of Malta and the place to visit if you want a view of King’s Landing and a feel of where the series produced some of its most memorable scenes.
Gozo is an island located on the Mediterranean sea and forms a part of the Maltese peninsula. Malta Game of Thrones must start with The Azure Window, also known as the Dwejra Window is a limestone arch on this island. The arch is 28-metre-tall arch was used for the epic Drogo and Daenerys marriage scene. It looked entirely different in the series though because the producers used a mesh covered in sand to create a desert-like effect. Gozo is an adventurous place for tourists to visit, you can take climb your way to the top (with the right gear), or explore the base of the arch.
Valletta is the capital city of Malta and home to many beautiful locations that was used in Game Of Thrones. For example, the 17th century Fort Ricasoli is a fortified barracks that doubled as the Red Keep (Castle containing the Iron Throne). The location has also been used for other popular movies like Gladiators, and Assasin’s Creed. Valletta also features in a lot of the Kings landing scenes. When the sites are not in use for filming, it is open for tourists to visit. You can hire a “dghajsa”; a modernized water taxi, to travel through the city in style.
The next Malta Game of Thrones location is Mdina which was once the first capital of Malta, and it’s the most beautiful location in my opinion. It is also the number one choice to visit if you want to feel like you are in a game of thrones episode. It’s medieval walls, plazas, sandy stone buildings, and horse-pulled carriages are sure to awaken memories of King’s Landing.Mdina was the first capital of Malta, and it’s the most beautiful location in my opinion. It is also the number one choice to visit if you want to feel like you are in a game of thrones episode. It’s medieval walls, plazas, sandy stone buildings, and horse-pulled carriages are sure to awaken memories of King’s Landing.
In this video, we explore 2 of Malta Game of Thrones locations
Manikata is a small village in the northwestern part of Malta. On its boundary are some remnants that featured as the Lhazareen village, the place where Khal Drogo was poisoned and eventually died. There is not much to see in this location, and it comes with quite a Trek. So it’s only worth the visit if you are a super fan, and literally, want to live every moment.
- San Anton Palace
The final Malta Game of Thrones film locations is a few miles East of Mdina called San Antonio Palace, the president’s Palace and the poshest area of the Island. It’s peaceful gardens, exotic animals and beautiful fountains are a delight to see. This location is where the courtyard and stable scenes of season one were filmed.
Unfortunately Game Of Thrones had to change location after season one, but nonetheless, Malta is a beautiful island to visit whether you a GOT fan or not.
So, your spending the day on Gozo Island. Well in order to maximize your time, you gotta figure out your bearings; Where are you, where is your accommodation, where are the things what to see, do, eat and drink and what is the fastest way to move in between it all.
So we created a custom guide and map that highlights where all the places we visited can be found.
Sliema is the place you want to spend time in summer if you plan on a holiday in Malta. Margaret’s single bedroom allows the use of the kitchen is available for breakfast. Wifi available. The room is a bit small but it is cozy and Margaret is a fantastic host
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