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

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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.

1958 'Sea Fury'
Begur (castle and church of San Ramon),
beach of L’Estartit, and L'Escala
Costa Brava
Director - Cyril R. Endfield Cast - Stanley Baker, Victor McLaglen, Luciana Paluzzi, Grégoire Aslan, Francis de Wolff

Begur Castle

l'estartit beach back in the day

l'estartit town hall
lots of local information
history of l'estartit
well worth a read

watch 'Sea Fury' on YouTube

Google maps

street view

L'Escala town hall

platja beach

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