A touch of ‘Game of Thrones’ magic on small Spanish town

A touch of ‘Game of Thrones’ magic on small Spanish town

Visitor numbers to Osuna have jumped since 'Game of Thrones' began filming thereWhen the mayor of the small southern Spanish town of Osuna called Jesus Cansino to tell him "Game of Thrones" was coming to shoot part of season five, he wouldn't believe it. Princess Daenerys Targaryen, her dragons and crew descended on Osuna's century-old bullfighting ring in October 2014 to film what is regarded as one of the season's best scenes, and the town nestled deep in arid Andalusia has not looked back since. With Cansino now in charge of promoting Osuna to "Thronies", or fans of the series, visitor numbers have soared and foreigners are regularly seen wandering round the town of white-washed houses, monasteries and Roman ruins — once a draw mainly for Spaniards.


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