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Instagrammable Game of Thrones Locations in Malta

Instagrammable Game of Thrones Locations in Malta

Malta’s history as a destination for film production goes back almost 100 years. The island gained popularity among the international film industry, hosting a large volume of foreign movies and television series productions  such as Gladiator, Munich, Assassin’s Creed, Orient Express, Queen of the South and even Game of Thrones.

Over eight seasons, the HBO hit series Game of Thrones shocked and stunned each and every viewer, delivering plenty of jaw-dropping moments that helped make it one of the most popular ever. Immerse yourself in the world of the smashing hit series and relive some of your favourite scenes by visiting the iconic Game of Thrones locations in Malta.

Here are some of our favourites…

MDINA GATE, MDINA

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Mdina Gate also known as the Main Gate or the Vilhena Gate, is the main gate into the fortified city of Mdina, Malta, which was was built in the Baroque style in 1724 to designs of Charles François de Mondion, during the magistracy of Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena.

The majestic Mdina gate portrays the gate leading to King’s Landing. In Season 1 episode 3, Catelyn and Ser Rodrik Cassel ride into King’s Landing to figure out what led to Bran’s accident. It’s also the place marking Catelyn and Ned’s last scene together, where Ned bids farewell to Catelyn as she sets off from King’s Landing after the death of King Robert.

Mtahleb Cliffs, Rabat

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Mtahleb is located in the vicinity of Bahrija on the Western side of the island, reached by going past the town of Rabat for around a 10 minute drive into the countryside.

Look out for this beautiful lanscape during season 1 episode 9 and 10, when Khal Drogo falls from his horse. He is then stripped of his Khal power and abandoned by his Khalasar. It is also on this site that the burning sequence takes place; when Daenerys emerges from the flames of hubby Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre accompanied by her baby dragons. 

Fort Ricasoli, Kalkara

Fort Ricasoli is a bastioned fort in Kalkara, Malta, which was built by the Order of Saint John between 1670 and 1698.

Films like Gladiator and Assassins Creed are shot here, as well as naturally Game of Thrones. The gates serve as the King’s Gates; the entrance to the Red Keep, which feature when King Robert returns to the city and also when Arya Stark is trying to re-enter the city but the guards do not believe she is the daughter of the King’s Hand.

Fort St Angelo, Birgu

Fort St. Angelo is a bastioned fort located on a hillock, at the end of the Vittoriosa (Birgu) peninsula, dominating the Grand Harbour and offering breathtaking views, including Vittoriosa’s picturesque marina, Isla (also known as Senglea) and the capital city of Valletta.

This well-known landmark was the location for the Red Keep Prison and the Underground Chambers.  This is where Arya overhears an important conversation between Varys and Illario whilst chasing a cat during Season 1 episode 5 of the series.

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