Popular HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones has chosen the city of Girona as one of the settings for its 6th season. The Catalan city, which lies around 100km away from Barcelona, is characterised by the narrow, medieval streets of its Jewish quarter and its well preserved monasteries and cathedral. This makes an ideal filming location for Game of Thrones, which is set in the fictional, medieval-esque land of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
The TV programme is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy book series, A Game of Thrones, and there are several locations mentioned in the books that have yet to make it to the screen. However, it is still unknown which of these places the producers may have in mind for Girona.
Filming is scheduled to begin in September.