If you are a Game of Thrones enthusiast and are going to visit Malta, make sure you visit San Anton Palace Gardens where various scenes of the Game of Thrones season 1 series were shot. The short videos in this article give you an idea of what to expect. The gardens are accessible to the public and no payment is requested to access the areas, most of the staff will help you find your way through to the places where Game of Thrones was filmed and everyone is very helpful.

This public garden which now serves as the official residence of the President of Malta was used as the setting for the following epic scenes:

Season 1 – Episode 3, Lord Snow – The Red Keep Stables, clearly identifiable when the Starks arrive at the Red Keep

Do you recognise the settings from these images and videos? :


S1, Episode 4 – Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things– San Anton was the setting used as the Red Keep Gardens when Ned and Littlefinger discuss the actions of the former Hand just before he succumbs to his death.

S1, Episode 5, The Wolf and the Lion – Clearly identifiable when a messenger informs Ned whilst he was walking about the small council meeting.

S1, Episode 7,You Win or You Die – When Ned is informed that the Goldcloaks are under Varys and Littlefinger’s control.

S1, Episode 8, The Pointy End – When Starks’ helpers are murdered by the Lannister soldiers

Do you recognise the settings from these images and videos? :



San Anton Palace is a palace in Attard, Malta, which is the official residence of the President of Malta. It was originally built in the early 17th century as a country villa for Antoine de Paule, a knight of the Order of St. John. It was expanded into a palace following de Paule’s election as Grand Master in 1623.

The palace was used as a residence by subsequent Grand Masters, being enlarged a number of times in the process. It was the headquarters of the rebel National Assembly during the uprising of 1798–1800, and it later became a residence for the Civil Commissioners, Governors and Governors-General of Malta.

It has been the official residence of the President since the office was created in 1974. The palace is surrounded by the extensive San Anton Gardens, which have been open to the public since 1882.