Spain has some amazing scenery so it’s no wonder why directors and producers want to film in the country! Here is a list of 7 famous movies filmed in Spain.
1. Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona
There is no better idea other than watching Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona if you have prepared a getaway to Barcelona. The film is a tour around the most famous sites in the old city from the eyes of Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson. There are some amazing shots. So get some popcorn and sit back and take note of all the places you want to go. Even more, you can see in the film that it has a beach, so do not you leave without going a sailboat ride!
2.Fast and Furious 6
Location: Tenerife and Gran Canaria
This popular movie series, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez, had filmed in some amazing Spanish scenery! The breath taking views in Tenerife and Gran Canaria can be seen in the movie. Although, those scenes were supposed to film in Marseille, France but producers changed the location. Spain was the better option! The scenes are full of adventure and action on the streets in Spain so make sure you look closely to recognize the views!
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Location: Granada and Playa de Monsul
Spain’s southeast coast had an appearance in this 1989 movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The Cabo de Gata Nijar Natural Park was used for scenes with roads and the beach. You have to visit Granada and the Playa de Monsul area to see it for yourself! There are some amazing shots of Indiana Jones in these locations and it contributed to a great movie being produced.
4. Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans
Location: Canary Islands, Maspalomas Dunes and surrounding area
This action packed movie and its sequel took advantage of the amazing views in Spain. The Maspalomas Dunes were the perfect background for high tension scenes among the fiction characters. The Greek Gods such as Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon make appearances so the surrounding of Spain were the perfect fit for the vibe of the movie. Canary Islands with its turquoise waters, white sands and blue skies make it a nice background for scenes of Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans.
5. Game of Thrones
In this popular TV drama, Season 5 is heavily filmed in Spain. They used background of Seville to represent the culture that the producers wanted to portray. The unique background of this Spanish city fits wells with the storyline of the Game of Thrones plot, so it is no wonder why the producers chose this location. They also shot scenes in places in Barcelona, Girona and Navarre in different seasons of the show.
6. Knight and Day
Location: Seville and Cadiz
This American action romantic comedy focuses on Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz as they adventure around while running from the CIA. Filming took place in many locations, with Spain being one of them. This movie is constantly in motion as the special agent maneuvers to save a young, innocent girls life. Make sure you pay attention to the scenery and see if you can pick out what was filmed in Seville and Cadiz!
7. Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones
Location: Plaza de Espana in Seville
This popular movie series has also used backgrounds in Seville. In particular they used the setting in Plaza de Espana which fit with the time frame and the plot of the movie. The Star Wars series is very large and have been filmed in many places around the world. Many people know of the Star Wars franchise but not many people know about the film locations!
Hopefully we have enlightened you with the information of famous movies being filmed in the wonderful country in Spain! If you have not seen one or more of these films, go watch them and try to point out the Spanish scenery.