The Witcher It has been the most watched series of Netflix during 2020. That resounding success was what led the platform to want to produce a second season during 2021, and a third on the way that will premiere this year.
Based on the internationally successful book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher It was filmed in different locations around the European continent: Hungary, Austria, Spain, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Inspired by the video games of the same name, the fiction tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter played by henry cavill. The plot combines epic encounters with magic and mythical creatures such as elves, vampires and all kinds of monsters.
Where was The Witcher, the hit Netflix series, filmed?
The filming of the series The Witcher It started in October 2018 and had its first scene in Eastern Europe which, according to fans, was the universe that the series wanted to convey.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, has become in recent years one of the most used cities for filming films. Its numerous spas, castles, churches, bridges and its impressive Parliament have made this city one of the delights of directors and producers.
For the Serie The Witcher Origo Studios facilities were used to recreate the interior of the Cintra palace and the interiors of Vizima’s Castle, where Geralt fights a demon called Striga. For the exteriors, it was shot in the Vajdahunyad Castle, a castle located in the City Park and built in 1896.
Another site chosen was the Kiscelli Museum in Óbuda, an 18th-century monastery that is now a gallery that was used for Yennefer’s prom in the third episode of the series.
Outside the Hungarian capital, it was recorded at the Monostori fortress in Komárom. This area is very picturesque, like something out of a fairy tale, which made it easy to shoot many scenes in the forest.
In the rest of the country, in addition, two other locations were used: the Tata Castle and the town converted into a museum Szentendre Skanzen.
A large number of scenes from The Witcher, specifically in the Canary Islands. If this region has one thing, it is its landscape variety, where you can recreate everything from an Amazon jungle to the Sahara desert.
During the first episodes of the series, Geralt and Jaskier can be seen on their journey through the landscapes of the Barranco de Fataga.
On the other hand, the scene was filmed in the Maspalomas Dunes when Yennefer teleports trying to protect her queen and the baby she carries with her.
Without leaving the archipelago of the Canary Islands, another location appears on the Isla de la Palma, where the exteriors of the Aretuza academy were recorded. And although it seems impossible, the jungle of the Brokilon Forest was filmed on the island. In episode 6 you can see other parts of the series in the Roque de los Muchachos.
Other locations in Europe
The filming of the Serie he also moved to Poland and Austria. In Poland, the country of origin of the writer of the story, scenes were recorded in Rabsztyn and in the Ogrodzieniec Castle. In this area most of the battle of the last episode of the first season took place.
While in Austria the series was filmed at Kreuzenstein Castle.
locations of The Witcher in its second season
The second season of the Serie it was developed virtually entirely in natural settings in the UK and at Arborfield Studios.
The last weeks of filming were in Yorkshire, specifically at Fountains Abbey, one of the largest and best preserved ruined monasteries in all of England. In this location, Yennefer’s escape from Vengerberg with Cahir aep Ceallach takes place.
The hidden witches’ castle, Kaer Morhen, unfortunately cannot be visited like any other filming location as most of the scenes were filmed on sets built inside Arborfield Film Studios, located on the outskirts of London.
However, part of the exteriors of Kaer Morhen Castle were recorded on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
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