Hi there, I’m really addicted to this drama right now (much more than Encounter).
The storyline is so thrilling and sometimes I do get scared when I watch it late at night. I’m really crossing my fingers that everything makes sense in the end and I’m really glad they did all that overseas filming. It really makes me miss the European architecture and I’m really wondering when I will get a chance to visit Spain again – and I’ll have to visit the Spain film spots for Legends of the Blue Sea as well!
Similar to all my other drama posts, I will be needing some time to do the screengrabs from the drama + finding the address and should I stop halfway, it simply means that I’m too busy (it’s just the start of the year >_<) or I gave up watching the drama cause it went downhill. This KoreanDramaLand had been really efficient in sourcing for the locations so do head over to their website if you can’t find the information here.
Here’s a list of locations that I’ve managed to dig across the internet:
Seoul, South Korea
- Yeouido (ELAND Cruise Terminal) @ Han River (1st Kiss in the Rain)
- Yeoido Park
- Gwanghwamun Square
Incheon, South Korea
- Incheon Grand Park – where Cha Hyung Seok was killed (nope, it was not in filmed in Europe)
- Giordano Concept Store (the fitting room scene)
Cheongju, South Korea
- Sacheon-dong Catholic Church [천주교 사천동 성당] – Final church in the last few episodes
Anseong, South Korea
- Mirinae Church – Cha Hyung Seok’s funeral church (same location as Goblin)
- Estacio de França Train Station [Estación de Francia]
- Gavà Railway Station
- Restaurant la Penyora in Barri Vell (Hostel Bonito)
- The Pont de les Peixateries Velles (Bridge of the Old Fishmarket)
- Pont de Pedra (Stone Bridge )
- Plaza De Nueva
- Fountain of Pomegranates
- San Juan de los Reyes street
- Cuesta del Chapiz
- San Miguel Alto Shrine [Ermita de San Miguel Alto]
- Street Puente Espinosa [Calle Puente Espinosa]
- NASRID PALACES [PALACIOS NAZARÍES]
- THE ALCAZABA (The dungeons)
- THE TOWER OF JUSTICE (PUERTA DE LA JUSTICIA)
- Budhapest Train Station
Hercules Fountain [Herkulov vodnjak]
I think KoreanDramaLand did a pretty good job in sourcing for the locations – esepcially the ones in Europe so please head over to their website for more information!
Barcelona França railway station[Estación de Francia]
Address: Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera, s/n, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
More Photos from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_Fran%C3%A7a_railway_station
Gavà Railway Station [Estació de Gavà]
Address: 08850 Gavà, Barcelona, Spain
In the drama, this station was known as Granada but in reality, Granada Station looks like that:
The film spot for the so called ‘Granada Station’ is situated somewhat along the outskirts of Barcelona. To be honest, prior to watching this drama, I’ve not heard of ‘Granada’ before, neither have I heard of Alhambra. The only two places I’ve visited in Spain is Barcelona and Madrid. No idea how and why the scriptwriters decide upon this city. I’m pretty sure screen tourism will result in an influx of tourists to Spain and the featured cities. Let’s see if the traction will be greater than my writeup of Legend of the Blue Seas..
Hostel Bonita = Restaurant la Penyora in Barri Vell, Girona
Address: Carrer Nou del Teatre, 3, 17004 Girona, Spain
I have no idea how she (KoreanDramaLand) managed to find this location. It’s such a random restaurant along the streets.
Recalling the days where I searched almost every single street on Google Maps to look for that door in Quebec for the Goblin drama. It was pretty epic as I legitly used Google Street View and click on my mouse for a few hours before finding it. #memories
Taberna = La Terra (Shop where he retrieved his first sword)
Address: Carrer de les Ballesteries, 23, 17004 Girona, Spain
No one knows if the interior of the toilet is legit. Until the day one of my readers visit and let me know. I can’t enter the guy’s toilet anyway.. heh.
Contribution from reader shanluvtravel: The toilet in this little cafe is just single cubicles toilet. (1 Door = 1 user only). Not a big communal toilet.
Thanks for your help!
Incheon Grand Park
Address: Incheon Grand Park인천대공원
산180 Jangsu-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 남동구 장수동 산180
Official Website: (Greenhouse is in the background) http://park.incheon.go.kr/articles/12402
Directions (from KTO):
[Bus] Get off at Incheon Grand Park Main Gate Bus Stop.
Bus No. 8, 11, 14-1, 15, 16, 30, 103
Get off at Incheon Grand Park Rear Gate Bus Stop.
Bus No. 22, 33, 532, 535, 536
Information Credit: KoreanDramaLand & Reader Thom Musni who left a comment in this post!
ELAND Cruise Terminal @ Yeouido
Address: 290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This cruise terminal (and cruise) has been featured in quite a number of dramas.. possibly a product placement stunt? Nevertheless, it seems like a pretty place (especially with all those christmas lights in christmas) and i guess a cruise down Han River should be a must-do when you’re in Seoul! Yes, this was the cruise featured in ‘my love from the star’ the doo min joon drama feat. jeon jihyun (my fav actress) + kim soo hyun.
Giordano Concept Store @ Cheongju
Address: 16 Seongan-ro, Seongan-dong, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do
충북 청주시 상당구 성안로 16 1층 (우)28527
This Giordano outlet shares the same building as Korea Developmenet Bank (KDB) and it is beside a CGV cinema. According to the footages, it seems pretty legit that the scenes of the shop were filmed here too. Not so sure for the fitting room scene as well but I think the chances are pretty high.
Information Credit: Reader Thom Musni who left a comment in this post!
Sacheon-dong Catholic Church
Address: 147 Juseong-ro, Yullyang.sacheon-dong, 청원구 Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
충청북도 청주시 청원구 율량.사천동 주성로 147
Information Credit: Reader Yejin who left a comment in this post!
** Apologies for not completing this article. Wanted to work on it more but realized that others have already done a great job and mine would just be repeated information. Now that I’m done with this drama, does any one have any other dramas to recommend?
Anyway, how did you guys find the ending? I got a little frustrated the moment it ended but on hindsight, after thinking a lot about it, I felt that it kind of made sense. Cmon, we gotta be fair to the scriptwriters. If every single drama ends up with a happy ending – that’s like so predictable.. Let’s respect the scriptwriters for staying true to their art, and not always giving in to what the consumers want. I truly enjoyed this drama and I felt that the plot was exciting, intense and I do get scared when I watch it late at night when all the lights are off.. Although I’m not a gamer, I could understand the terms pretty decently and I’m praying hard that the game ain’t becoming a reality cause the world might just get addicted (look at Pokemon Go). Oh wells~~ Do share with me your thoughts too!