Seville is one of the best cities in Spain to visit for a trip full of culture, history, and gorgeous sights. If you’re looking for something a little different on your holidays, it could be the perfect place, as along with all the flamenco and Moorish heritage, there are lots of famous filming locations in Seville to visit.
Filming in Seville
Architecturally stunning, Seville makes a perfect movie location because of the variety of styles found in this lively town. The Moorish influence found throughout Andalusia is in evidence, but also perfect for the camera are the stylish European streets and modern architecture that contribute to the rich landscape of this charming city. Don’t miss the famous Alcazar of Seville, which can be seen in Game of Thrones, or Seville Cathedral, a spectacular Gothic building which is also the site of the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
Lots of movies and television series have been filmed in Seville so you can enjoy looking out for familiar sights as you stroll the streets. Casa de Pilatos, a stunning palace with an incredible azulejo collection, features in various films, including Hollywood hits, such as Lawrence of Arabia, and Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradiseand Kingdom of Heaven. More recently, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were there to film Knight and Day. The legendary Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones was also filmed in Seville and Plaza de España was used as the set for the city of Theed, so have a wander through the square to follow in the footsteps of star Nathalie Portman.
For a real adventure, try taking part in the Seville Game of Thrones tour to find out about all the locations used for the famous series. There are locations within the city itself and in nearby towns. The Roman archaeological site of Italica, the shipyards, and the castle of Almodóvar del Río can all be spotted in the hugely popular show, as well as the town of Osuna.
Spain filming location
It’s not just Seville where you can spot famous movie locations. Other cities around the country have proved popular for filming. In 2015, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, was filmed in Valencia, while the Canary Islands were one of the sites of filming for the 2013 film, Fast & Furious 6.
There are plenty of great options in and around Seville. Catalonia Hotels offer three excellent locations, which give you the chance to stay right in the heart of the must see in Seville.
If you want to be based right in the historic centre, within easy walking distance of all the best Seville tourist attractions, opt for Catalonia Giralda. Offering a pool, gym, and a great restaurant, this hotel is perfect for checking out all the movie locations! The hotel also offers a babysitting service, parking, and even the chance to hire bicycles to help you explore.
Catalonia Híspalis is another good option. This convenient hotel has a bar,
restaurant, pool, meeting rooms, and WiFi. Near the historic and commercial centres, this is in an ideal location to get to know both sides of the city.
If you’re planning on travelling around the country, the Catalonia Santa
Justa is a great choice. Well connected, it is situated near the AVE (high-speed train) station and makes an excellent base for a speedy trip to Seville. Comfortable and practical, this hotel features a restaurant and bar, as well as a solarium.