On the trail of the Jedi, Galadriel and Daenerys: 3 an cinemarati
Sometimes the scenery of the movies-fantasy produced no less impression than the fairy tales — especially when you know that these places actually exist. Talk about three areas where you will not be able to get rid of the effect of an augmented cinematic reality.
16 may 2019 18:35
Star wars, Ireland
A long time ago, in a far-off Ireland… was filmed several episodes of “Star wars”.
The Island Of Skellig Michael
Windswept rock in the Atlantic ocean was a mysterious island on the planet, Ech is where Luke Skywalker has sent himself into voluntary exile in the seventh part of the epic. The role of the First temple of the Jedi “played” the ancient monastery of St. Finian, where the Irish brothers-hermits lived in the VII century.
Cape Malin Head
On the most Northern Cape of Ireland, Malin head for episode “the Last Jedi” build a ship “Millennium Falcon” with a size of 12 by 12 m. In the film on this spaceship to the planet Ech-then came the rebels with Rey, Chewbacca and R2-D2, hoping to return as Luke Skywalker in the ranks of the Resistance. Now guides invite guests to a walking tour of the “Star wars”, among which is a shit-hole underground cave created by beating on the rocks by the waves.
The Peninsula Loop Head
Through the Loop-head is the 2,500 km driving route, the Wild Atlantic Way. Fans of “Star wars” will certainly prefer to go to the rock amphitheater and to make selfi on the background of the raging sea – it was here were the ray in the “Last Jedi”.
The monastery of St. Finian, on the island of Skellig Michael
Cape Sybil Head
Due to the fact that the island of Skellig Michael became a UNESCO world heritage site, the crew recreated the filming of brick cells-anthills of the First Jedi temple on the promontory Sybil head. It is against the background of its weathered rocks ray learns Luke has to use his Jedi mind power.
How to get there: direct flight “Aeroflot” (aeroflot.ru) to Dublin, then by car.
Season: all year round. The island of Skellig Michael can be reached by boat, it is open to the public from may to September.
“The Lord of the rings”, New Zealand
For 18 years tourists of all ages and nationalities are eager to see the landscapes of middle-earth with my own eyes. Local travel agencies offer various options of travelling “there and back” – not surprising, because in New Zealand more than 150 Kinological of the two trilogies.
(The scenery of Hobbiton near Matamata. Photo: Sara Orme / Worldwide Excluding New Zealand)
In the North island and located a sheep farm, on which is built the famous Hobbiton (the Shire), where there lived Bilbo Baggins and other hobbits. Decorations are today, and in the pub “the Green dragon”, so beloved by halflings, even you can enjoy Ales and ciders from the book.
The Tongariro National Park
Lava fields and volcanic deserts of the reserve was to Peter Jackson’s incarnation of the evil Kingdom of Sauron of Mordor. Mount Ngauruhoe was a fatal Orodruin, where it was forged (and melted together with Gollum), the Ring – you can climb it, though it will take 5-6 hours. Dark highlands Emin-Muil here, too, on the slopes of the volcano Ruapehu.
On the broad meadows near Twizel, in the district of Mackenzie in the South island, happened epic battle in the fields between Plenniki Koronovskii army of orcs and soldiers of Gondor and of Rohan. This is a private area, but a guided tour is available by prior arrangement.
The Village Of Glenorchy
A number of scenes in the “Golden forest” Lorien – home to wood elves and Celeborn of Galadriel – were filmed in a beech forest near the village of Glenorchy on the Northern shores of lake Wakatipu.
How to get
Tongariro and Matamata flight Emirates (emirates.com) to Auckland via Dubai, then by car.
Twizel and Glenorchy: Emirates flight to Christchurch via Dubai and Sydney, then by car.
Season: year-round, but the trips may change depending on the month.
“Game of thrones”, Spain
After a six year Saga to become famous all over the world had not only starring, but also countries that had a chance to “play” the Kingdom of Westeros and the free cities of Essos. Perhaps more than any other in the frame appears Spain, which is not surprising: her real story is very similar to the story of the battle for the Iron Throne.
The town of Canet de Mar
40 minutes by car to travel from Barcelona to the castle of St.. – Rogov of the Hill family’s house Tarly in the reach. It was built in the XI century on the site of an ancient Roman estate, it has repeatedly rebuilt, and in the end is an incredible mix of Gothic and art Nouveau.
Community Of Castilla-La Mancha
Castle of Zafra in the province of Guadalajara is the Tower of Joy in the Dornish of the Red mountains. It was here in the sixth season was the battle Edward stark with knights Royal blue coy guard. The impregnable fortress of the XIII century is situated on almost a one-mile altitude and once guarded the border between the Christian and Muslim worlds. Say, first to the castle led a majestic entrance, today visitors will have to climb at a modest metal ladder.
The history of the castle of Zafra, an endless series of sieges and battles.
The city of Zumaia beach Itzurun
Triumphant return home, She along with his entourage, dragons, and voice-com praised the quiet beach Itzurun in the Basque Country. Interesting fact: the beach is surrounded by unique rocks with the geological layers, very little. Artists for the seventh season of the series were inspired by this landscape with the creation of the throne of the Dragon Stone.
How to get there: direct flights of “Aeroflot” (aeroflot.ru) to Barcelona, then car.
Season: all year round.