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We visited the Spanish palace used in 'Game of Thrones' and it's even more beautiful in real life

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 16, 2016 - 8:42am

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Sometimes the real world doesn't live up to the fictional world that TV and movie sets create. 

That's not the case though for the set of Dorne, one of the fictional settings on "Game of Thrones."

While the Real Alcázar in Seville, Spain is missing a few Martells and Sand Snakes, the opulence and beauty that won over "Thrones" fans is still captivating today to visitors from around the globe. 

During a recent trip to Spain, Business Insider dropped in to visit the fictional world of Dorne and realized it's much more beautiful in real life than portrayed on the show. 


Dorne may be the setting for one of the most-despised plotlines in the "Game of Thrones" TV show, but it's also one of the most captivating. The fictional region of Westeros is supposed to be a place that's luxurious, pleasant, and warm. "A place where people enjoyed themselves," said Frank Doelger, executive producer.


The Water Gardens of Dorne stand out for their color, especially compared to the typically bleak wintery landscapes normally seen on the show.

"Thrones" producers filmed the scenes for the Water Gardens of Dorne at the Real Alcázar in Seville, Spain. The royal palace dates back to 913 when the region was controlled by the Moors, but has since been updated several times.

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