When in Westeros - Malta
Have you always wondered about the wonderful filming set in Game of Thrones the TV show? And where these sets were based? Look no further! In this new series, we will tell you all about the filming sets and show you a little behind the scenes.

- From : Jorvan Sadelyn


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Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back to the World of Thrones blog!

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back to the World of Thrones blog! Today’s blog will be the part of our series When in Westeros which will be looking into the filming locations of the Game of Thrones TV show. The week’s set of locations we are looking at are in Malta!

Malta was an important filming location for season 1 of Game of Thrones however after season 1, production was moved to Croatia as it needed even more warmer climates which could be found in the Mediterranean climates. Production was mainly around Mdina with scenes featuring King’s Landing and Pentos. Listed below are some locations that you may recognise!

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  • Verdala Palace - Exteriors of Illyrio Mopatis’ mansion in Pentos

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  • Azure Window coastal cliff formation (Island of Gozo) - coast of Pentos, site of Dothraki wedding feast between Daenerys and Drogo

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  • Manikata - setting of Lhazareen which was raided by the Dothraki

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  • Fort St Angelo - dungeons of the Red Keep

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  • Mtahleb Valley - location of Drogo’s funeral pyre and where Daenerys emerged with her dragons

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  • Fort Ricasoli - gate used to represent the Gate of Gods of King’s Landing

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Gate of Mdina - gate used to enter King’s Landing by Catelyn and Rodrik mdina-city-gate.jpg


Pjazza Mesquita - entrance to Littlefinger’s brothel Szene-Game-of-Thrones-658x370-881408f3c88e7b4d.jpg


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Fort Manoel - steps of Great Sept of Baelor malta-fort-manoel-ned-stark.jpg


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Well that’s it for today’s When in Westeros! We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about this as much as we have and look forward to next instalment. If you have any suggestions of what you what you want us to look at next leave a comment!

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Emelya Vaele

Emelya Vaele Nice job Sophia! I love the effort you put into your articles and they always make me smile <3. Keep up the good work!

Lacey Oakfield

Lacey Oakfield Ooh a very interesting read! Thank you for the research, Sophia!

Jorvan Sadelyn

Jorvan Sadelyn Lovely article and great research :D

Rickard Greywood

Rickard Greywood Amazing! :D

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