23.05.2024 | 14:36

6 Spanish destinations that have served as cinema and TV series settings

27 April, 2022

Some dream landscapes, idyllic beaches and even planets from other galaxies are closer than they seem… We’ve selected six cinema destinations where tourists can feel like a real film star, all in Spain.

  1. Almería: the Tabernas Desert has been leaving a mark on cinema for more than 60 years, having served as a setting for western films, among them the legendary “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” (1966).
  2. Fuerteventura: this island’s desert-like landscapes have served as a background for great films, including “Exodus: Gods and Kings” (2014), “Allied” (2016), “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018) and “Wonder Woman 1984” (2017).
  3. Seville: With an average of 300 sunny days a year, the city has a natural light that has helped the shooting of successful films such as “Knight and Day” (2010), “The Dictator” (2012) and “Spanish Affair” (2014).
  4. Tenerife: “The Fast & The Furious 6” (2013) was shot on an unfinished motorway in southern Tenerife. Almost 80% of “Clash of the Titans” (2010) was also filmed on the island. And even though “Jason Bourne” (2016) is set in Greece, it was actually shot on the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  5. Cádiz: Some scenes from “Die Another Day” (2002) were shot in Cádiz. Additionally, the beaches of Conil de la Frontera and the San Sebastián and Santa Catalina castles have served as setting for an 18th century city in the film “Alatriste” (2005), among others.
  6. Barcelona: “Three Steps Above Heaven” (2010); “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona” (2008); “REC” (2007); “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” (2006); and “The Machinist” (2004), among many other films. Recently, the film version of the of the famous videogame “Uncharted” has been shot in the city.