Punitive expedition

TV show House of the Dragon (2022)
Back in King's Landing, Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), the brother of King Viserys (Paddy Considine), intends to restore order to King's Landing in preparation for the tournament to celebrate the birth of the heir to the crown. A punitive expedition of the most violent that the prince begins at the level of the Plaza de Santa Maria in Cáceres.
Plaza de Santa Maria
Plaza de Santa Maria by Jesuscastillo. Wikimedia.

“Beginning tonight, King’s Landing will learn to fear the color gold.”

Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith)

Partly exploited in the final season of Game of Thrones, the city of Cáceres saw the return of the HBO team for the production of the spin-off House of the Dragon. City of diverse influences, crossroads of cultures, Caceres is notably the scene of the massacre perpetrated by Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) with his soldiers in the first episode of the series.

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Popular because of the presence of the church of Santa Maria and the Episcopal Palace, this square alone embodies the picturesque character of the city. Beautifully preserved, it did not need any major development to fit into King’s Landing.

Miguel Sapochnik, one of the two showrunners of the series and director of the first episode, also shot in other streets around.


House of the Dragon is the seventh series in which Matt Smith is involved. He also played in Doctor Who and The Crown.

Daemon Targaryen
Daemon Targaryen. All rights reserved: HBO.
Punitive expedition in King's Landing
Punitive expedition. All rights reserved: HBO.

Plaza de Santa María

The most important square in Cáceres, the Plaza de Santa Maria was erected where the Roman forum once stood.

Former political and religious center of the city in the 13th century, this beach is famous for the Santa Maria church. A building enjoying the status of co-cathedral. This is where the city council met to dispense justice. The square also includes the Episcopal Palace, seat of the Coria-Cáceres bishopric. It was renovated in the 15th century.

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By Gilles Rolland

Monday, August 29, 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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