Game of Thrones is making its way to Spain!
HBO announced on Wednesday that a portion of Game of Thrones‘ fifth season will be filmed in the province of Seville, Andalusia.
HBO’s official announcement comes nearly two months after James Costas, US Ambassador to Spain and former VP of global licensing and retail for HBO, hinted that HBO was involved in negotiations with the Andalusia Film Commission in hopes of finding filming locations for the series in Spain.
While no exact filming locations have been announced, Cadena Ser, a local radio station in Spain, revealed that Game of Thrones is set to shoot scenes at Alcazar (left), a local historical fort that is presently used as a royalpalace. Alcazar’s landscape, which includes a Moorish courtyard, reflecting pool and sunken gardens, will be re-imagined and transformed into the Water Gardens of Dorne, the residence of the House of Martell and Prince Doran Martell’s favorite living place.
Another rumored filming location is the Osuna University (bottom right), an Italian Renaissance style structure, topped with four blue-glazed ceramic cylindrical
More exact locations will be revealed and confirmed as production on season five approaches.
Season five of Game of Thrones is expected to start filming later this year.