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Game of Thrones fans are flocking to a Spanish pilgrimage site seen in the show

by Dagoberto Rodriguez
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landscapesstructuresGame of Thronesunprepared for the massive tourism spikeThe grand castle that stood on Dragonstone, House Targaryen’s ancestral homeland in Westeros, wasn’t real, but the winding stone pathway leading to it very much is. Those 241 steps will take you to the islet of Gaztelugatxe—located in Basque Country, a region in Spain—and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a hermitage (and monastery). It’s a pilgrimage site dedicated to John the Baptist that dates as far back as the 10th century. Photo via Santi Díaz/Flickr (CC-BY-SA) Game of ThronesEl PaísAlthough Gaztelugatxe’s local tourism office the affect on the site as a positive, it’s concerned […]
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