Game of Thrones in, graffiti out

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La Alcazaba, Almeria.

EL CHORRILLO in Sierra Alhamilla (Pechina), Tabernas, Sorbas, Carboneras and La Alcazaba.  The names are familiar but when the sixth season of Game of Thrones is aired, these locations will be entirely different places in another world.  

Back in the real world filming the series in Spain is bringing material benefits and in Peñiscola, where shooting has now finished, the town hall calculates that Game of Thrones has earned it an extra €31 million.

Almeria, too, expects to benefit. “We are delighted to have another super-production here. Filming is bringing work to the province with an estimated economic impact of some €8 million,” said Antonio Jesus Rodriguez, who heads the Culture department at the Almeria Province Diputacion.

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Some benefits are unlooked-for, like the cleanup for the Mesa de Roldan in Carboneras where a crew of workmen will move in before filming starts to remove defacing graffiti from the 1764 lookout tower.

But there was a stern warning for the extras who have already had to sign confidentiality agreements.  Anyone who reveals a storyline will find themselves paying a €130,000 price for the indiscretion.

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