Fan tourism, a new trend in Spain’s Seville
Seville, Dec 28 (EFE).- Flamenco dancing festivals and architectural designs might no longer be the Spanish city of Seville’s main tourist attractions since becoming one of the locations in which the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones was shot.
Today, fans of the series travel to the Andalusian capital to revisit scenes from their favorite series in real life.
The main attraction is the Royal Alcazar of Seville, used to recreate the Principality of Dorne, ruled by the Martell family, a protagonist of the immortal series.
The city has been receiving these kinds of tourists for years now, which according to the tourism board, has greatly benefited its economy.
“We have the necessary heritage, and we are the origin of a very special type of tourism that I think we have not discovered yet,” a delegate of the tourism board, Rosa Hernández, said.
Seville has also been used to shoot scenes from The Crown, a Netflix-original drama that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Armani perfume ads.
Being a film location not only brings business when fans come to visit the scenes but moreover when the film crews travel to the destination for shooting.
It also promotes the destination as a potential film location set for other production companies.
Since the beginning of 2021, Seville has received 123 requests for audiovisual productions with an investment of 20.1 million euros by production companies.
So far, eleven films, five TV series, 21 documentaries, and 26 advertising spots among other productions have been shot in the Andalusian capital. EFE