Game of Thrones filming locations in Malta & Gozo
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Then it will interest you that many scenes from the first season of Game of Thrones were filmed in Malta. This makes Malta a popular destination for fans of the series. But even outside the series, these locations are all beautiful places and it is definitely worth a visit.
We have already made an overview with the strongest scenes and locations that you can visit yourself in Malta or Gozo + map.
1. The Beheading of Ned Stark
Fort Manoel is used as the Great Sept of Baelor in the episode 'Baelor' (S01E09). Here Joffrey gets Ned Stark to confess that he is a traitor and is beheaded in front of his children. The fortress is a typical example of 18th century military architecture and has a large quadrangular parade ground.
2. The authenticity of Mdina
Mdina is a city in Malta known for its well-preserved buildings from the Middle Ages. The impressive gate of Mdina is used in the episode 'Lord Snow' (S01E03) when Catelyn and Ser Rodrik Cassel drive into King's Landing.
Mdina was also used in the episode 'The Wolf and the Lion' (S01E05). Jamie Lannister and Ned Stark fight on Mesquita Square. Furthermore, the square is also used as the entrance and balcony of the brothel of Little Finger.
3. Camping with the Dothrakis
The cliffs of Mtahleb are used as the Dothraki camp at the end of the first season. In 'Baelor' (S01E09) it is here that Khal Drogo collapses and in the next episode 'Fire And Blood' (S01E10) it is also here that his funeral takes place. This is also the place where Daenerys steps out of the flames with her baby dragons.
4. Marriage at the Azure Window
The Azure Window can be seen during the wedding between Daenerys and Khal Drogo in the very first episode 'Winter is Coming' (S01E01). Unfortunately, the arch collapsed in March 2017. Nevertheless, it is still a must to visit. The views you have from this location are fantastic
5. The Lannisters and St. Dominic's Convent
The St. Dominic Monastery is used in the episode 'You win or you die' (S01E07). It's here where Ned Stark confronts Cersei about the fact that the father of her children is her brother, Jamie Lannister, and not King Robert. He threatens to tell everything to King Robert when the latter returns from the hunt.
The monastery is hardly visited by tourists because it is just a bit more remote. Still, we recommend making the detour to visit this place!
6. Visiting the President of Malta
The Verdala Palace is used in the first episode 'Winter is Coming' (S01E01) when Daenerys and Vyserys visit Khal Drogo for the wedding. The palace itself cannot be visited as it is the summer residence of the President of Malta. Do you still want to get inside the palace? Then try to get a ticket for the annual ball of the August moon!
7. Welcome to King's Landing
The Fort Ricasoli is used as the Gate of the Gods in King's Landing. It is first visible in 'Lord Snow' (S01E03) when the Stark family arrives at King's Landing. It is also briefly visible in 'The Wolf and the Lion' (S10E05) when Arya tries to get back into the city but is seen by the guards as a streetwalker.