I am simply excited to share with you, because I am a huge Game of Thrones fan. One of the tours we had booked was to Girona, Spain. However, it was the day that a protest was scheduled where nearly 20,000 people would fill the street. So, our tour canceled the trip. Steve and I were able to find a bullet train that was based on outside the city, that went right to Girona. It was only $60 total for both of us round trip. We booked a 945 am train, got to Girona at around 11am, and just walking distance from the station were tons of shops, restaurants, and the start of the Game of Thrones Tour. Most of the city was closed, because there were also protests going on near the University. However, that was in favor of us because the tourist part was fairly empty. Time for the blog where Steven and I are Exploring Girona, Spain!
We grabbed lunch at a local pizza shop then started at the Eiffel Bridge, and walked until we reached the Cathedral. Here, this is where Margaery did her walk of shame! The pathway you see (the final image in this first gallery), is where Lannister and Tyrell came through to try and stop it from happening.
Exploring Girona, Spain
Next on our list is Plaça dels Jurats. Here, you will find the scene where Arya is in the crowd, watching the play about the Lannister family, his sisters wedding with King Joffrey, and the reenactment of her dad’s death. You also get a great view of the city!
If you walk around to the back of the Cathedral, you will find this area to explore. This is based off a major scene where Cersei blows of the Sept of Baelor!
Lastly, you have the iconic scene where Arya is sitting on the bottom corner step, begging for change. In this part of the series, she is blind, and fights her way to see again. I also added a few extras of the fight scene on the bridge, where she falls off. Walking back, we stopped to get some Gelato at Gino’s, before our 145pm train back to Barcelona! It was such a wonderful trip and we were able to get through it all in just a few hours!
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