Spain loves Game of Thrones, and the Spanish town of Osuna (the shooting location for Daznak’s Pit in Season 5) has now opened a museum gallery, The Hall of Ice and Fire, celebrating both the Game of Thrones TV series and the Song of Ice and Fire books. The permanent two-room exhibit, located at the Museum of Osuna, opened on Saturday with a few words from Osuna’s Mayor, Rosario Andujar.
The ground floor showcases behind-the-scenes film and photographs of last season’s seventeen days of Game of Thrones shooting in Osuna, audiovisual presentations, a life-size White Walker mannequin, signature show weapons, replica dragon eggs, and fan art, including oil paintings from all over the world.
As you climb the stairs to the museum’s second floor you are treated to a collection of autographed pictures.
On the upper floor, you’ll find mannequins in full Game of Thrones costume awaiting you, including mannequin versions of Jon Snow, a Meereenese Noble, an Unsullied solider, and a Son of the Harpy. You’ll also see official prop replicas from Game of Thrones, such as the helms of Loras Tyrell and the Hound, and a dragonglass dagger. Finally, there are some busts of characters on display.
The Game of Thrones production has provided a big economic boost for the Spanish economy, and the country has embraced it both as an entertaining television show and a way to boost tourism. There are other fan events are upcoming in Spain, such an the Austere House cinema event for fans in Madrid, which includes episode screenings and guest appearances by Game of Thrones actors and crew.
Canet del Mar, where sequences for Season 6 sequences were shot at the Castillo de Santa Florentina, is organizing a fan-based festival day which includes a cosplay contest, a tour of the castle market, and an intriguing ‘combat spectacle’ between Lannisters and Dothraki.
Head over to Los Seite Reinos to see more pictures from The Hall of Ice and Fire.