“Game of thrones” has provoked a tourism boom on the Spanish island

“Game of thrones” has provoked a tourism boom on the Spanish island

Fans of the famous series “Game of thrones” flock to the Spanish island of Gaztelugatxe on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, which was used as one of the key platforms for filming the new season of the show.

In the series the island Gaztelugatxe is called Dragon Stone, and it is striking in its scope and its castle, around which the flying dragons.

In reality the island is only a small chapel of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, built in honor of John the Baptist, but that does not make the surrounding scenery is gorgeous.

It is believed that the chapel was built over 1000 years ago and after years of wars has historical significance for Spanish and Basque. From the mainland island connected by a man-made bridge, which passes into a winding staircase, with 241 steps.

Arriving by Gaztelugatxe tourists can enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Biscay coast, writes the Daily Mail.

Shooting of “Game of thrones” in Spain did not pass by travel companies that began to organize tours to places of production of the series. Due to this, only Andalusia in 2016, was visited by more than 10.6 million tourists, which is 2 million more than in 2014.

However, “Game of thrones” is not the only series filming locations which you can visit. This summer British travel firm Black Tomato has pleased fans of other films, giving them the opportunity to travel to the filming locations of their favorite series of movies.