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'The name of the Rose'
The Castle in Molina de Aragón, in the province of Guadalajara, was the setting for Sean Connery in 'The name of the Rose'.
 


'Doctor Zhivago'
was filmed in and around Soria, north of Madrid because the book was banned in Russia. Doctor Zhivago starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie is a wonderfully epic drama-romance set around WW 1 and the Russian Revolution. The film directed by David Lean is loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. It has remained popular for decades.
 



'Chimes at Midnight'
directed by Orson Welles was filmed in the village streets of Calatañazor, Soraya. Whilst the battle scenes were filmed within the City Walls of Ávila, sometimes called the City of Stones and Saints whose old town has the UNESCO World Heritage designation.
 



'El Cid'
One of the most famous medieval Spanish knights 'El Cid' was the subject of a film starring Charlton Heston and Sofía Loren. This epic story told in grand style was filmed around Spain in places such as Belmonte Castle in the province of Cuenca,
interesting places to visit in Spain

Manzanares el Real in the province of Madrid and the beaches of Peñíscola in Castellón,

 interesting places to visit in Spain
amongst other places.
 



Kingdom of Heaven
Loarre Castle in the province of Huesca, Loarre Castle Huesca, Spain
was chosen by Ridley Scott for some scenes of the film Kingdom of Heaven.  Filming also took place in Segovia, Ávila, Palma del Río and Casa de Pilatos in Sevilla.



Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve, in Almería, and Plaza de España Square, in Seville, were used in the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia.


Clint Eastwood took his first steps in the famous spaghetti western genre in Almería: films such as For a fist full of dollars, For a few dollars more and The good, the Bad and the Ugly were shot in the Tabernas desert. Some of the sets and western towns that were built back then can still be visited to this day.










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Spain is an interesting place to visit for many reasons amongst them being it's ancient antiquity, the charismatic cities and towns, the beauty of its nature and scenery, the visually stunning fiestas, the majesty and solemnity of the religious processions and of course the Spanish people themselves- who are endlessly interesting, delightful and friendly.

Hollywood film directors and movie companies from around the world have long realised the that Spain has many unique features in its towns, cities and terrain when a particular look or feel is required for a film. So it is that many household names and famous people from the movie world have been to Spain for that essential element that a scene requires:-

That is why James Bond movies, that great antiquarian Indiana Jones, Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars, the wartime adventures of Lawrence of Arabia, many of the spaghetti westerns such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly have gained their distinctive feel from being in Spain.

It is in many ways due to the ancient history of Spain and the many buildings that survive from many centuries ago and the simple fact that villages, towns and cities still have narrow streets, original buildings and areas full of character and mystery. You cannot turn a corner in an urban situation without seeing an interesting building, plaza, park or monument. You cannot travel around a bend in the road without being tempted to stop and admire the view, to change your journey to explore a valley or follow a mountain road.

As such the Castle in Molina de Aragón, in the province of Guadalajara, ( Read More )
was the setting for Sean Connery in 'The name of the Rose'.
 wikipedia   IMDB  .
 
Doctor Zhivago was filmed in and around Soria north of Madrid because the book was banned in Russia. Doctor Zhivago starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie is a wonderfully epic drama-romance set around WW 1 and the Russian Revolution.
Read More   IMDB
The film directed by David Lean is loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. It has remained popular for decades, and as of 2012 is the eighth highest grossing film of all time in the United States, adjusted for inflation.

 'Chimes at Midnight'  IMDB   WKPD directed by Orson Welles was filmed in the village streets of Calatañazor, more ,   Soraya. Whilst the battle scenes were filmed within the City Walls of Ávila, sometimes called the City of Stones and Saints WKPD whose old town has the UNESCO World Heritage designation.

One of the most famous medieval Spanish knights El Cid   Read More  was the subject of a film starring Charlton Heston  WKPD  and Sofía Loren. This epic story told in grand style was filmed around Spain in places such as Belmonte Castle in the province of Cuenca,

interesting places to visit in Spain

 Manzanares el Real in the province of Madrid,  and  http://www.manzanareselreal.org/tourism/ and WKPD

and the beaches of Peñíscola in Castellón,

interesting places to visit in Spain

amongst other places.

Loarre Castle in the province of Huesca,

Loarre Castle Huesca, Spain

 

was chosen by Ridley Scott for some scenes of the film Kingdom of Heaven.  Filming also took place in Segovia, Ávila, Palma del Río and Casa de Pilatos in Sevilla.

Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve, in Almería, and Plaza de España Square, in Seville, were used in the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia. Clint Eastwood took his first steps in the famous spaghetti western genre in Almería: films such as For a fist full of dollars, For a few dollars more and The good, the Bad and the Ugly were shot in the Tabernas desert. Some of the sets and western towns that were built back then can still be visited to this day.