Castell de Santa Florentina – Canet de Mar, Spain - Atlas Obscura

Castell de Santa Florentina

Canet de Mar, Spain

Built on the foundations of an ancient Roman villa, the unique architecture of this castle on the Catalan coast was used as a set for 'Game of Thrones.' 

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In 1881, the Count of Canet commissioned his nephew Lluís Domènech i Montaner, architect of Palau de la Musica Catalana and Modernist place of Sant Pau in Barcelona, ​​to enlarge the family castle with the aim of recreating a romantic past following the 19th-century archetype of a knight’s castle.

Originally, the legendary castle was built as a Visigothic fortress from the foundation of an ancient Roman domus. Tradition explains that the castle is so old, that one of its owners had a revelation when Jesus was born. Apart from the daily sightseeing tours, it is rented for events and film shoots.

To highlight the King’s Bedroom, the bright circular King’s Bathroom located in one of the towers, and the Throne Room with a magnificent sculpted fireplace where some scenes from Game of Thrones were shot. The neo-Gothic style of the set contrasts with the modernist touch of the Crypt, where the remains of some members of the family saga rest.

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