Game Of Thrones: Season 7

The Stairs to Dragonstone

The Stairs to Dragonstone

There is a beautiful path with stairs leading up to the Dragonstone castle in Game of Thrones season 7. The real stairway is leading up to a church on a small island in the north part of Spain. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

Jon Snow: My bannermen think I’m a fool for coming here.

Tyrion Lannister: Of course they do. If I was your hand I would have advised against it. General rule of thumb, Stark men don’t fare well when they travel south.

Jon Snow: True. But I’m not a Stark.


Where did they film the stairs to Dragonstone scenes?

The winding path with stairs that lead up to the Dragonstone castle is a pathway that connects a small island with the mainland. The small island is called Gaztelugatxe and it’s not far away from Bilbao, Spain.

Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.


About Gaztelugatxe

The path with stairs leading to the top of the island to a small church called San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. The island can be accessed by a narrow path with 231 steps. The church which was used as a hermitage dates back to the 10th century. In the hermitage, there are offerings from sailors who survived shipwrecks. A legend says you should ring the church bell for three times when you climb up the stairs. Next to the church is a shelter which used as a protection against winds and weather.


How to get to Gaztelugatxe?

The famous Game of Thrones stairs to Dragonstone are located in the northeast of Bilbao. Since there are no direct bus connections to Gaztelugatxe the easiest way to get there is by car.



There are also guided tours with transport to different Game of Thrones locations filmed near Bilbao, including Gaztelugatxe -> Get Your Guide here!

The scene filmed at Gaztelugatxe:

Daenerys Targaryen and her army arrive at Dragonstone

(Season 7, Episode 1: “Dragonstone”)

Jon Snow and Ser Davos talk with Missandei

(Season 7, Episode 3: “The Queen’s Justice”)

Daenerys Targaryen allows Jon Snow to mine for dragon glass

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