Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Today it is perhaps one of the most popular questions on the planet. Tens of millions of fans of the Game of Thrones are betting on their favorite heroes and timidly hope that, despite the bloodthirstiness of the creators of the series, justice will still prevail.
But no matter how much we want to find out who will win this cruel and beautiful game, we, of course, would be sorry to say goodbye to Royal Harbor, Winterfell, Dorn, Bravoos, the Iron Islands ... The World Wide UNESCO heritage is mainly monuments of medieval architecture, which perfectly fit into the art world of the series, reminiscent of the Middle Ages.
Capital of the Seven Kingdoms
"Pearl of the Adriatic", the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and is very popular among tourists, fans of "The Game of Thrones" is known as Royal Harbor. Dubrovnik was founded in the VII century, and from the XIII century was an important political, economic and cultural center. The Old Town in Dubrovnik was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Water Gardens Dorn
The Alcazar Palace in Seville, Spain, the construction of which the Moors began in the 13th century, is an example of Islamic architecture with Gothic elements added later. Not for nothing, the creators of the series decided that this particular palace complex on the screen would become the country residence of Martell - the Dorn Water Gardens, located on the southernmost tip of Westeros. The Seville Alcazar was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Moroccan Essaouira, as reported on the UNESCO website, is “an outstanding example of a serf city of the end of the XIII century, built in accordance with the principles of the European fortification art of the time”. In the Game of Thrones, Essaouira is the city of Astapor in the Gulf of slavers on the eastern continent of Essos, where Deineris Targaryen wins one of his first victories and gains an army of Impeccable. Medina, that is, the old part, Essaouira, was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Another city in the Gulf of slave traders - Yunkai - the producers of the series also "found" in Morocco. This is Ait Ben Haddou, presumably built in the XI century to protect the caravan route. In the same place, by the way, they shot "Lawrence of Arabia", "The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Gladiator". Ksar (fortified buildings) Ait Benhaddou have been under the protection of UNESCO since 1987.
The coast of Kozway Coast in Northern Ireland - one of the miraculous, natural World Heritage sites - consists of 40 thousand basalt columns formed as a result of a volcanic eruption. In the “Game of Thrones” against the background of this harsh and breathtaking landscape, the port city of Lordport on the “iron” island of Pike was stretched. In the story here is the eponymous castle belonging to the house Greydzhoev. It is in Lordsport in the second season of the series that Theon Gredzhoy arrives with the intention of persuading his father to join the army of Robb Stark. Coast Coast Coast was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1986.