Paseo de Ronda

On top of the Renaissance walls of the Plaza Santa Maria is the Paseo de Ronda walk, from which views of the square and north and south beaches are afforded.

On the stairs that lead up to the Paseo de Ronda walk, scenes featuring the lead actors of the American mega-production Games of Thrones were filmed.

In this location, scenes were shot with numerous extras from different places. These impromptu actors played soldiers, maidens and slaves.

As an anecdote, the extras tell how meticulous and demanding those in charge of casting were.


Plaza Santa María

This Renaissance setting was the heart of Game of Thrones' filming in Peñíscola. Here, ancient archaeological remains have been found, with the vestiges of Roman and Arab walls. During filming, the walls of the Plaza de Santa Maria were hung with the emblems on red and black flags of one of the most noteworthy sagas of the show Game of Thrones. The square and surrounding walls are a site of particular importance in Peñíscola's history. Further, use of the Font de Dins spring made this a strategic site where walled enclosures of different eras meet, specifically the medieval fortification and part of the Renaissance wall that surrounds the square.


 

 

Felipe II Ramp

The Philip II Ramp is another setting chosen for filming by Game of Thrones. At this site, one of the most emblematic members of the Lannister family, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) walk and interact with the locals in a city of Westeros.
These walls, perched on the Philip II ramp, retain the marks of the war of Independence some 200 years ago. The ramp leads up to the Fosc Gate, which was the only entrance by land to the fortress until the 18th century, when the Gate of Santa Maria was opened on the lowest part of the wall. The ramp is hemmed in by the Renaissance wall that forms the city's main facade and which was built in the last quarter of the 16th century. The construction works were pursued by Philip II, and involved two expert Italians who were in the king's service: Vespasiano Gonzaga, the project's designer, and Bautista Antonelli, director of works.


Artillery park

This site was originally intended to house cannons, catapults, and other defence mechanisms. However, it was restored and turned into a botanic park, with gardens that offer a delightful stroll through the palm trees, olive trees, lavender and native flora. What is more, the entire bay of Peñíscola can be seen from here.

Extras, actors, doubles and some of the technical team on Game of Thrones 6th season, during a break from the scene filmed in this emblematic and historic site of the town of Peñíscola.


Fosc Gate

In the 6th season of Game of Thrones, the Fosc Gate is one of the locations chosen by Jeremy Podeswa for Tyrion Lannister and Lord Varys to perform a scene in the lands of Westeros.

This site offered the only land access to the fortress until the 18th century. Two Italian experts in the service of the king Philip II were involved in this wall's construction. Vespasiano Gonzaga, as the project's author and Bautista Antonelli, director of building works. On the gate's exterior the delightful monumental facade is preserved and on this, Philip II's coat of arms. On the interior of the gate is a gatehouse and a second arch that opens to the city.

As you gaze at the facade, the ashlar masonry walls that surge from the rock itself, and the royal coats of arms that crown the corners, you can immediately appreciate the artistic value of the work and the huge power of the Spanish monarchy at the time.