Spain Confirmed for Season 5

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We have our first addition to locations that will be used for filming season 5 of Game of Thrones. After much speculation this past week of Spain being the new filming location, HBO has finally come out and confirmed it in a recent press release:

HBO is pleased to confirm that a portion of season five of GAME OF THRONES will be shot on several natural locations in the Province of Sevilla.  Specifics on the locations will be announced closer to the time of production.

I think we can all assume that Spain will be used, primarily, for the Dornish scenes we will be getting this season.  After the release of the season 5 character update it was obvious that Dorne was just around the corner.  So with this confirmation of Spain it seems pretty obvious that Spain will be used for those scenes.

We have no confirmation as to where in Seville the filming will take place but already some possibilities are being thrown around.  In a recent post over at Winter Is Coming they believe that the Alcázar of Seville could be one of the possible filming locations:

according to Cadena SER’s sources The Alcázar of Seville has been finalized, as the other palatial candidates were ruled out. The Alcázar will serve as the Water Gardens of Dorne, the private residence of House Martell, and it is likely that additional locations have been chosen in a nearby city (or cities) to represent the capital of Dorne, Sunspear.

I really hope this is true, and it looks like it will be, because the Alcázar of Seville looks absolutely perfect to represent the Water Gardens.  Now we just have to cross our fingers and hope this is correct!

So what do you think?  Are you happy to have Spain, most likely, represent Dorne for season 5?  And do you think the Alcázar of Seville would be a good representation of the Water Gardens?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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