8. Dorne

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In the fifth season, we are introduced to Water Palaces of Dorne, home of the Martells, the Sand Snakes, and Myrcella Baratheon. The lush scenes are filmed in the Alcázar de Sevilla, a Royal Palace in Seville, Spain. The palace was originally built for King Peter of Castille in the Moorish style of architecture, but the upper level loggias on the wall (known as the Galeria de Grutesco) as seen in the photo above were added in the 16th century to provide a view onto the gardens.

The Alcázar is where the Infanta Maria Antoinetta of Spain was born in 1729. The complex is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Alcázar was also a filming location for Ridley Scott’s 2005 film, Kingdom of Heaven