Where is the Iron Throne?
The most famous throne on TV is at the Paint Hall studios in Belfast, where most of the indoor scenes are shot. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II visited the studios, but could not sit among its pointy swords because “is not allowed to sit on a foreign throne” explained D.B. Weiss.
The last episode left us frozen on the edge of our seats. The most tension-filled moment took place at The Wall, the most northern part of the Seven Kingdoms. Jon Snow was the protagonist of a fifth season where the scenes were monopolised by snowy landscapes. This time round, the crows, a name which the Men of the Night’s Watch go by, did not travel to Iceland. In previous seasons, they used Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, but for the latest one they preferred to stay “at home”, near the Paint Hall studios in Belfast. Magheramorne quarry became Castle Black once again. It was also the setting for the battle against the White Walkers at Hardhome. For the sixth season, they will still use the cliffs and forests of Northern Ireland. Its landscapes have borne witness to the adventures and misfortunes of Arya, Brienne and Tyrion, among others.
Far from the winter creeping up on Westeros, we find sunny Dubrovnik, capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Its warm climate and medieval architecture won over David Benioff, executive producer of the series. “The first time we saw Dubrovnik I was in shock because the whole city was really similar to how we’d imagined King’s Landing.” In the first season, the Redfort was in Malta. That was also where the wedding between Daenerys and Khal Drogo took place, in the Azure Window on the island of Gozo.