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The Stairs to Dragonstone

The captivating path with stairs leading up to the Dragonstone castle from Game of Thrones is a site to behold. The real-life counterpart of this iconic stairway leads up to a church on a small island in the northern part of Spain. If you’re keen to know the exact filming location or click on the map pointer, refer to the navigation area.

“My bannermen think I’m a fool for coming here.”

Jon Snow

Where did they film the stairs to Dragonstone scenes?

The winding path with stairs that lead up to the Dragonstone castle connects a small island with the mainland. This island is called Gaztelugatxe and it’s located near Bilbao, Spain.

About Gaztelugatxe

The path with stairs leads to the top of the island to a small church called San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Accessible by a narrow path with 231 steps, the church dates back to the 10th century and was used as a hermitage. Offerings from sailors who survived shipwrecks are found in the hermitage. There’s a legend that says you should ring the church bell three times when you climb the stairs, symbolizing a protection ritual. Near the church, a shelter protects against winds and weather.

The Scenes filmed at Gaztelugatxe

The Dragon’s Realm Unveiled
(Season 7, Episode 3: “The Queen’s Justice”)
In this episode, Gaztelugatxe is shown as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) arrive at Dragonstone. The bridge and rocky island provide the backdrop for their approach to Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) ancestral home.

Unearthing the Heart of Dragonstone
(Season 7, Episode 4: “The Spoils of War”)
The area is once again featured in scenes at Dragonstone, specifically as Jon (Kit Harington) shows Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) the dragonglass mine beneath the castle

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