6. Dragonstone

Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO

Gaztelugatxe in the Spanish Basque country, north of Bilbao, played host to Dragonstone with its notable narrow stone wall bridge, where Jon Snow meets Daenerys for the first time in season 7 of Game of Thrones. The meeting was brokered by Tyrion Lannister, with Davos taking the journey with Jon Snow. Itzurun beach, about two hours away, is the filming locations for where Jon Snow and Davos landed.

The Basque country, known for its independence in a variety of European and world conflicts, is split between the Spanish Basque and the French Basque, though much is shared including a common language.