On the stairway of the Cathedral a ‘Thrones’ scene was filmed starring the character of Jamie Lannister – you saw the most multifaceted sibling of the Lannister household climb the famous steps on horseback. Even though it’s not yet been made public which territory of the show this section of the series belongs, we do know that Jamie Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) wasn’t alone. At the top, by the cathedral, Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) were waiting for him. This wasn’t the first time that Girona Cathedral had appealed to a production company. It was also used in the Spanish movies, ‘Agnosia’ (2010) and ‘The Monk’ (2011).
In the past few years, Girona has become a magnet for TV and film producers. One of the most recent media companies to fall under the spell of the city was HBO, which chose Girona to become one of the settings for the sixth season of the series ‘Game of Thrones’. The filming of the epically popular show took place in September 2015, revolutionising the city’s Barri Vell, where tourists and locals alike tried to get a peek behind the huge curtains put up to hide the set and avoid leaks about the future development of the programme. Join us on a tour of the spaces that witnessed members of the Lannister dynasty, descendants of Ned Stark and other ‘Thrones’ stars, as well as other Girona spots that have welcomed film crews.