Rabat - Morocco is the site of several filming locations for the epic television series of Games of Thrones, which will conclude its fifth season on HBO next week.
Rabat – Morocco is the site of several filming locations for the epic television series of Games of Thrones, which will conclude its fifth season on HBO next week.
Tourism website Lawrence of Morocco has put together a map of every real-life location used in the filming of the series.
Many of the scenes were filmed in Morocco, particularly in Season 3. Ait Ben Haddou, Essaouira, and Ourzazate were used for a number of scenes.
According to Forbes, Game of Thrones is attracting thousands of tourists to the countries where the series is filmed. Tours are also available in most of these filming locations.
Essaouira – Astapor
In the series, Essaouira stands in for the fictional city of Astapor. The windy city features in the Season 3 finale, with its cliff wall providing a backdrop for one of the series’ scenes.
Ourzazate – Pentos
Morocco’s Hollywood, Ourzazate, has hosted many international films over the years, such as Gladiator and Babel. It is now used in Game of Thrones. The enigmatic city was used as the port of Pentos, where character Daenerys Targaryen lives in exile in the beginning of the series.
Ait Ben Haddou – Yunkai and Pentos
Ait Ben Haddou provides the backdrop for the cities of Yunkai and Pentos in Season 3, where the majority of Daenerys Targaryen’s scenes are set.
The fortified city provided the setting for Daenerys’ battle with the Second Sons and another set of slaves for her to set free, , according to Lawrence of Morocco travel website.
In addition to Morocco, scenes from the series were also filmed in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Malta, Iceland, Croatia and Spain.