Game of Thrones, or Juego de Tronos in Spanish, made its global exhibition debut in Barcelona at the Museu Marítim de Barcelona this past Saturday. George R.R. Martin’s volume of novels in A Song of Ice and Fire and its adaptation for television has been a global phenomenon reaching the same amount of fandom in the fantasy genre as Lord of the Rings. Now, the legendary series has reached Spain, a country with its own medieval history and wars of conquest. Game Of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition is already making splashes for the Stark’s, Lannister’s, and Khaleesi’s of Spain.
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Step Inside Westeros And Essos
At the Touring Exhibition, a 10,000-square-foot display gives fans an interactive experience of the Game of Thrones world. It includes images of the show’s settings and behind-the-scenes looks at the actual props, costumes, and sets from the acclaimed series. There are also high-definition exhibitions of settings which visitors can walk through, such as the North during winter, King’s Landing’s royal feeling, House of Black and White, and what lies Beyond the Wall. However, the most popular ones that everyone wants to see are the Iron Throne Room and the throne of all thrones: the Westerosi. Everything from the opening chapters to the current standing with the series with one final season to go is all out on display. Visitors can even buy an audio tour with commentary from the show’s producers, production designers, costumers, prop makers, and those behind the stunts and special effects.
Museu Marítim de Barcelona
The exhibition’s setting is one of several surviving historic structures in Barcelona. The Maritime Museum of Barcelona building was constructed inside the city’s old Royal Shipyard in the 14th-century and would remain in use until 1936 when the city decided to turn it into a museum commemorating its history of shipbuilding, sailing, and the Spanish Navy. In 1976, the building itself was listed as a Cultural Site of National Interest, but its history didn’t stop there. The museum was closed for renovations and excavations in 2010, and during the renovations, it was discovered that the building itself had actually been rebuilt once before on the original structure with a mini Roman-style burial ground in between. The building’s restoration was completed and the Maritime Museum reopened in 2014.
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Tickets are on sale now and the exhibition will last in the museum until the 7th of January. Prices vary based on day and time of entering the exhibit; it opens from 10 am – 8 pm (9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays). Experience the Seven Kingdoms firsthand and become enthralled with the world you have only seen on television.
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