Castle of Highgarden

TV show Game of Thrones (2011)
Highgarden, the Tyrell family's castle, appears in the seventh season of Game of Thrones. A building that the producers found in Spain, near Cordoba. The castle of Almodovar del Rio is one of the most impressive buildings used in the shooting of the series.
Almodovar del Rio Castle
Castle Almodovar del Rio by Phillip Capper. Wikimedia.

“You see, I had never seen the poison work before. Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.”

Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg)

Majestic and relatively well-preserved, sitting on its rocky promontory, Almodovar Castle is perfect to represent Tyrell House in Highgarden. The Tyrells are a wealthy family of the Seven Kingdoms and are renowned for their refinement. Almodovar Castle first appeared in the third episode of the seventh season, when Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stormed the Tyrell headquarters. The balcony on which Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg) appears is located in the dungeon of the same building. Only the landscape in the background has been digitally modified.

Later, Alomodovar del Rio was also widely used. Thus, the entrance, Olenna Tyrell’s living room and various parts welcomed the film crews. Mainly invested to create Highgarden, the castle was also used for a takeover as part of the invasion of Casterly Rock, the Lannister family’s castle. In other words, in the space of only a few episodes, the castle of Almodovar del Rio has “played” on screen not one but two castles!

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Known for her role in The Avengers, Diana Rigg has experienced a real resurgence in popularity thanks to her role as Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. An exhibition that she enjoyed only briefly. Indeed, Diana Rigg passed away on September 10, 2020 at the age of 82, just after filming Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho.


The castle of Almodovar del Rio appears in season 7 of Game of Thrones.

Highgarden and the Lannisters
The Lannisters at Highgarden. All rights reserved: HBO.
Jaime Lannister and Olenna Tyrell
Jaime Lannister and Olenna Tyrell at Highgarden. All rights reserved: HBO.

Castillo Almodovar del Rio

A fortress built in 760, the castle of Almodovar del Rio is located in Andalusia, a few kilometers from Cordoba.

The castle takes place on an old fortified city formerly devoted to the exchange of raw materials. Remarkable thanks to its Mudejar architecture, it was incorporated into the court of Ferdinand III of Castile in 1240 and had several occupants over the years. It was classified as a property of cultural interest on June 25, 185 and today stands out as one of the most visited historical monuments in the region.

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By Gilles Rolland

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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