6 reasons why Seville has starred in iconic films and TV series

Seville has starred in "Star Wars" films and the HBO series "Game of Thrones." [Image by nathan618 on Pixabay]
Seville has starred in "Star Wars" films and the HBO series "Game of Thrones." [Image by nathan618 on Pixabay]

When exploring the famous sights of Seville in Spain for the first time, you might get a strong sense of deja vu, for a very good reason.

Anyone who is a fan of the "Star Wars" films or HBO's popular series, "Game of Thrones" will definitely experience a sense of deja vu when visiting Seville for the first time. This famous and emblematic Spanish city has many fabulous architectural sites to visit, many of which have starred as Film sets in the movies and TV shows.

Without knowing it, "Game of Thrones" fans might think they have seen this wondrous place in a dream.

Besides these popular options, Seville has also been used as a film set for less-known movies like “Carmen,” “Group 7” and “Nobody Knows Anybody.” The city also featured in renowned movies like “Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Dictator,” “Knight and Day” and “Lawrence of Arabia.”

Let's explore some of the more iconic film sets below. You might find yourself bingeing the whole series again if you can't make time to visit the filming sets in person!

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Palace of the Kingdom of Naboo (Plaza de España, Seville)

Palace of the Kingdom of Naboo can be recognized while visiting the iconic Plaza de España, where you can feel as though you are Queen Amidala, or maybe a Jedi master while taking a stroll around the semi-circular gallery.

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Palace of the Kingdom of Naboo in the 'Star Wars' film

As you can see from the video below, they did take some CGI liberties with the Plaza de España, making it circular rather than semi-circular and adding in some domes. There were more than 7,000 people in the film crew for the shooting.

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