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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'.
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.
'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.
and the beaches of Peñíscola in Castellón,
amongst other places.
Loarre Castle in the province of Huesca,
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.