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THE TOP 31 FILMING LOCATIONS IN SPAIN
As you might know , one of FONKTOWN main strengths is the impressive file that we have with the perfect locations to shoot any type of content or format.
Whether you are shooting commercials , fashion film, documentaries, tv shows , or short films. We have just the right location for each production.
This locations are divided into the 4 most important cities of the country and also in the characteristics for production. This cities are Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Mallorca.
At the end you will have a section with other locations that we consider are also very interesting and must be included in this article.
¡What can we say about Madrid, capital of the country! With over 6 million people living here.We are going to tell you the most characteristic places of this amazing city.
Every year hundreds of companies from all over the world come to this city to shoot.
It is often used to film productions that requires an urban cosmopolitan surround. With its great avenues , monuments of incredible historical value and hundreds stores with the best brands in the market.
Madrid has a typical climate of the central plateau, so winters are snowy and summers warm.
In winter it is typical to shoot in the Sierra de Guadarrama and in summer in the Palacio de Cristal, in the middle Retiro Park.
Palacio de Cristal
The Crystal Palace is a metal and glass structure located in the Retiro Park. It was built in 1887 on the occasion of the Exhibition of the Philippine Islands, held that same year.
Nowdays contemporary art exhibitions are held inside the building. It has a lake on the outside of it that provides the cherry on top of this incomparable setting.
This building, which was designed to be a glass cathedral of classic proportions, rests on a mountain full of grass. Its walls and ramparts are immense.
Its transparent stained glass windows supported by Ionic iron columns, arranged in three halls over a clover-shaped layout and crowned by an immense dome with a height that reaches 22.60 meters, which covers a great pylon for water plants.
This Palace has served as a stage for numerous advertising campaigns of various companies, especially in the textile sector.
In summer and winter, this wonderful architectural piece has enhanced the quality of the productions of brands such as El Corte Inglés, Benetton, Carolina Herrera and Inditex.
In production terms this Palace has a lot of space that can accommodate catering, dressing room, makeup and everything else we can think of.
Parque del Retiro
The Retiro Park or Parque del Buen Retiro, popularly known as El Retiro, is a historic garden and public park located in Madrid.
Considered one of the main tourist attractions of the city, it houses numerous architectural, sculptural and landscape sets from the 17th to the 21st century, including the Monument to Alfonso XII, the Crystal Palace, the Great Pond, the Parterre, the Gate of Philip IV, the Royal Astronomical Observatory and the Artichoke fountain; and even earlier ones, such as the chapel of San Pelayo and San Isidoro, of Romanesque origin.
It is one of the largest green areas in Madrid, if not the most. Many companies have shot in this emblematic park, both foreign and national brands and of any kind. It is one of the most important shooting locations in the country’s capital.
The Retiro Park has served as a stage for numerous films. In fact, the last great superproduction of the visionary Samuel Bronston in Spain, left an indelible mark on the retina of many Madrid residents.
“The Fabulous World of the Circus”, starring John Wayne and directed by Henry Hathaway, was a box-office success but also a resounding financial failure due to the film’s extra cost, which required an enormous infrastructure during the shooting of its sequences in Barcelona, Chinchón, Aranjuez… and Retiro Park.
On a production level, it is a location that offers many advantages when shooting.
UNCLE PIO´S HILL
The Cerro del Tío Pío Park is a park in Madrid located in the neighborhood of Numancia, in the district of Puente de Vallecas. It is located between the Colonia de Fontarrón, Colonia de Santa Ana and Colonia de los Taxistas.
It is commonly known as the Seven Boobs Park or also as the Vallecas Boobs because of the shape of its hills.
It is one of the best places in the city to watch the sunset and from any of its hills you can see a large part of the city.
This park is a great resource for the media world.
It has been featured in numerous television commercials and in several series such as Aida, Física o Química or Vive Cantando, it is also chosen by several film productions such as Fuga de Cerebros, among others.
The Park is far from the typical tourist tours of the city, but it is highly recommended to climb a small mountain, which houses this park, and be able to contemplate from the heights the majesty of Madrid.
This location offers many shooting advantages.
CIRCLE OF FINE ARTS
The Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA) is a private, non-profit cultural organization based in Madrid’s Calle Alcalá.
Founded in 1880, since 1921 it has been declared a “Center for the Protection of Fine Arts and Public Utility”.
It is a multidisciplinary center, as it develops activities ranging from visual arts to literature through science, philosophy, film or performing arts.
Since it creation it has developed an important work of international scope in the field of creation, dissemination and cultural management, being one of the most important private cultural centers in Europe.
The rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA) has one of the best and most spectacular views of Madrid, and offers its visitors an unparalleled perspective of the city’s urban landscape.
The access to the roof of CBA consist on an elevator with glass doors on its last floor, which from the lobby allows direct access to this privileged space.
Puerta del Sol
The Puerta del Sol is one of the most famous squares in Madrid and the meeting point for excellence in Madrid for residents and tourists.
It houses some of the most significant points and buildings of the capital, such as Kilometer Zero.
Art has always accompanied this square. This square has inspired many songs, paintings, films and plays.
Hundreds of spots with the best world productions have been shot here.
According to data from the Madrid City Council’s Office of Filming Permits, more than 500 different productions were made in the area, of which 45% were advertisements and photographic reports, 23% were television programs and 21% were works of fiction.
In fact in the last production of the director Carlos Bernases talks about the shooting in Sol:
“The most complicated part of the whole project has been shooting in the Puerta del Sol for the people. In other locations you ask for permission and permissions, but in Sol it’s impossible.
So we had to organize an engineering work, of people, to cover a whole front of a house. Filming in the middle of Puerta del Sol is uncontrollable but we are very proud and satisfied with the result.
You don’t know what it’s like to put cars skidding, police shooting, Hugo Silva and Mario Casas, with all the fans behind”
The City of Barcelona, a city with a history that extends to 4000 years of antiquity. It went from being a small Roman colony to becoming a city valued internationally for its economy, artistic heritage, culture, sports and social life.
Barcelona has a wide range of possibilities offered by the multiple and diverse locations. From emblematic buildings like La Sagrada Familia to dreamy landscapes on the beaches of Cadaqués.
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, although with great variations in temperature between the coastal and inland areas. In this city we can shoot from Las Ramblas in winter to the beaches of Sitges or Cadaqués in summer.
This gothic cathedral, still under construction, is Gaudi’s greatest work. Of modernist style, it is one of the most visited cathedral in the world.
Thousands of spots have been shot with this cathedral in the background and even films with millionaire budgets have been made; like The Perfume.
Although it is one of the best locations in Barna, we also tell you with our hearts broken that it is not easy to shoot here.
The same thing happens in our next location, Las Ramblas. Being able to record in a crowded place implies a supreme logistics and coordination work by the shooting team, since it is almost impossible to handle the masses.
This emblematic basilica is a World Heritage Site and is known throughout the world. Making a production in such a framework will provide key information to the final consumer, who will be able to know at a glance that our production is made in Barcelona.
On a production level, it has a lot of space that can accommodate catering, dressing room, makeup and everything else we can think of.
This is probably the best known location of all that we are going to propose for Barcelona. Las Ramblas, the nerve center of Barna, is a walk from Plaça Catalunya to the old port.
Millions, I repeat, millions of people pass through Las Ramblas every year.
This location has always been used for productions, especially for movies. The great amplitude of the walk allows complex productions, but it has the handicap of the masses.
We know how difficult it can be to cut off a street with such an affluence of people, but the results are well worth the headache this location can cause.
There they have filmed movies, commercials, series, TV programs, street theater and everything else we can imagine.
If we want to make clear that we are in Barcelona, this is the best location for your production.
On a production level, it has a lot of space that can accommodate catering, dressing room, makeup and everything else we can think of.
Monasterio de Montserrat
This monastery, which later became a sanctuary, is a key point for the pilgrimage of believers and an obligatory visit for thousands of tourists every year.
This sanctuary, which belongs to the Marian Route, has a great wealth of heritage, gastronomy and nature.
To say that it is beautiful is not enough. The incomparable setting that this sanctuary offers is unique. This sanctuary has allowed the use of drones to shoot commercials or reports on eleven occasions.
Several series have been shot, especially national and classic ones; films and commercials have been shot because of its natural richness and its beautiful steep mountains.
It was contemplated to make shots in this sanctuary for the sixth season of Game of Thrones, but in the end they settled on the old town of Girona.
On a production level, it has a lot of space that can accommodate catering, dressing room, makeup and everything else we can think of.
Cadaqués is the most oriental town in the Iberian Peninsula. This fishing village is practically isolated from the rest of Spain by its mountains, on the back of the village.
It is a typical surfing destination and has been a second residence for many wealthy Catalan families.
In fact, Salvador Dalí had his summer residence there, now converted into a museum.
Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miró, Richard Hamilton, Albert Ràfols-Casamada or Federico Gacía Lorca spent their summers there. There is a reason why.
Its buildings, where white predominates, have served as a background for hundreds of productions, especially for collections of renowned brands such as Carolina Herrera, VOGUE or Massimo Dutti.
We arrived at one of the locations in Barcelona that has the strongest cinema atmosphere. Its economy is based on tourism and culture, with many hotel rooms and events such as the <ahref=”https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_de_Cine_de_Sitges”>Sitges Film Festival.
The best urban beach in Europe is in Sitges, according to an article about traveling around Europe published in the New York Times Style Magazine at the end of August and titled “Smitten with Sitges”, something like in love with Sitges.
Alexander Lobrano, compares Sitges to Saint Tropez, Ibiza, Capri and the island of Hvar in Croatia. In the end, he considers the San Sebastian beach in Sitges to be the best in Europe.
It might be the smell of the sea breeze, the sun, the little white houses, the cobbled streets, the smell of fresh fish and fried fish, the relaxed atmosphere… But when you are in a Mediterranean village you can notice it.
We reached the capital of Turia, the third largest city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona.
It was a land where Romans, Muslims and then Christians passed through, leaving behind their culture, customs, technology, language and religion. It is one of the oldest cities in the Iberian Peninsula.
Valencia has one of the largest historical centers in Spain and thanks to its historical and monumental heritage as well as its diverse scenic and cultural spaces make it one of the cities with the largest affluence of national and international tourism in the entire country.
Valencia has beaches, mountains and a cultural and architectural value that ranges from its ancient Cathedral, dating from 1238, to the raging present of the City of Arts and Sciences.
It is a city that has 19 bridges and 7 green areas. Valencia has a mild Mediterranean climate with light rain in the winters and hot and dry in the summers.
It offers more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
It is perhaps the most famous location in Valencia. It attracts millions of tourists every year and has been the scene of festivals, film shoots, series, shootings, spots and whatever else we can imagine.
This “city” with its modern and futuristic air has inspired and served many directors who are looking for a “real” environment in which to shoot their productions showing what the future they imagine would be like.
It is the case of the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy“, the “remake of V“, “Doctor Who” or “Mandalorian“.
The possible arrival of “Intergalactic” confirms that the City of the Arts is the City of Shooting.
The foreign industry sees in the white trencadís facilities the perfect scenario for its futuristic productions.
The Red Wall in Calpe (Alicante), is a building by the architect Ricardo Bofill.
The configuration of the building, is a reminder of the constructivist aesthetics, generating a series of courtyards connected to each other from where you can access the homes.
On the roof terraces there are solariums, a swimming pool and sauna.
This is a private location, but due to its architectural and artistic value it has served as a stage for hundreds of productions such as spots, shootings and content related to advertising.
It’s still the place where these filmmakers play, as the most recent Corte Inglés campaign shows.
But they are not the only ones, Zara Home, Delpozo or Reebok are some of those firms that have used this location to create the ambience of their dreams.
Many directors have commented “We like the Red Wall very much and it was not so much on a whim, but knowing that you have ten seconds to create a world to show, with a lot of collection and accessories, there were enough resources to get it.
Another point in favor is that in February you can count with sunny days relatively easily.
Salinas de Torrevieja
The salt mines of Torrevieja have always influenced style.Many fashion brands use this setting to shoot their collections.
The park has an arid and dry Mediterranean climate, typical of the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, with an average annual rainfall of less than 300 mm.
In general, the humidity of the lagoons and the proximity of the sea make this place a more diverse natural environment than the surrounding area.
The park enjoys over 3000 hours of sunshine a year, with warm summers and mild winters.
Inditex is one of the firms that goes to the salt lake in Torrevieja to present the spring-summer collection of one of its main brands.
The campaign was filmed in the extraordinary salt landscape of the pink lagoon to show its collection of garments with “looks” in red and fuchsia.
Very appropriate because it takes advantage of the background that offers the peculiar pink color of the lagoon surface to highlight their models.
But aren’t these booklets for children to learn calligraphy? That’s right, but it’s also one of the locations we propose.
The Rubio company has recently opened a store with a decoration that certainly deserves our mention in this list.
They have bet on a futuristic identity, with neons and colored methacrylates that immerse the visitor in a journey through time.
All this, without losing sight of the essence of the firm, through the coating that wraps around the whole store like a blank sheet.
Located on a central street in Valencia, the the store occupies more than 200 square meters.
With a strong playful and interactive component, visitors can immerse themselves into the universe of the publishing house.
Crystal-clear waters, seabeds full of life and unbeatable tranquility is what you can find in this unknown cove of Xàbia located in one of the most beautiful places on the Valencian coast.
And right at the top of the mountain, with the sea at your feet, lies the Casa Sardinera.
The initial idea of the project is based on taking advantage and enhancing the panoramic views of its location, generating an environment of contemplation and relaxation that allows you to enjoy the experience that the place offers.
Many companies have made advertising spots in the vast potential offered by this house. The most recent case is El Corte Inglés, which has shot the swimwear fashion commercial.
Another company that has relied on its charms is Zara Home for the filming of the commercial for its Miami product line.
Naturally, the islands are almost obligatory locations in productions of all kinds. We are going to recommend the best ones we have in our portfolio for you.
Touching almost all the Balearic Islands, we show you the best locations to shoot and the places with more possibilities.
It is the largest island in Spain and one of the largest in the Mediterranean.
It has an infinity of perfect places to carry out your production and we propose you these locations so that you can choose the one that best suits your project.
Is a Spanish town and municipality in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands.Located in the region of the Sierra de Tramontana on the island of Mallorca. It borders the municipalities of Valldemosa, Sóller and Buñola.The village of Deyá is located between the Tramontana mountains that give access to the Mediterranean Sea.The architecture is made up of traditional farms built in stone.It covers five kilometers of coast, and includes the points of Sa Foradada and Deyá, the Cala de Deyá and the small Cala de Llucalcari.The mini-series “The Night Manager” was shot on this island. As a result, many other international production companies and networks such as the BBC were encouraged to bring projects to the island regularly (such as the film “Turn Up Charlie” or “Better Another Day” where Pierce Brosnan is featured).
- Cap de Formentor
The Cabo de Formentor is one of the natural symbols of Mallorca.It is located in the extreme north of the island of Mallorca, a place that not only has an extraordinary natural beauty, but has also served as an inspiration for many artists.
It has access by a winding road with spectacular views along its 18 km route.This road has been the scene of many car advertisements thanks to the impressive views and its steep cliffs.At the end of the journey you will reach the lighthouse of Formentor. This lighthouse, which was difficult to build because of the steep terrain, is the icing on the cake of a peninsula that offers a perfect and spectacular location of great natural beauty.
- Sóller y puerto
Sóller is one of the most beautiful towns in the interior of Mallorca.It is a town full of orange trees, crossed by a charming tram with more than 100 years of age and dotted with alleys, palaces and stately homes. Sóller is the perfect place to make your dream production.From the port you can make mini-cruises to the Torrent de Pareis. And from the nearby Torre Picada (built for defense in the seventeenth century) or the Mirador de Santa Catalina you can see the impressive landscapes of the place, and even one of the most romantic sunsets on the island.Mandatory location if we are going to make a production in this wonderful town.Some productions that have been made in the town are of a tourist nature, but the Port of Sóller has been the setting for the final of the well-known ‘Top Chef’ television contest in Germany.
Between the sea and the mountains, between the Mediterranean and the Tramuntana mountains, you will find one of the most beautiful villages, not only in Mallorca, but in all the Balearic Islands.Its name is Valldemossa, and its streets with stone floors full of flowerpots full of flowers and tiles in honor of Santa Catalina do not leave anyone indifferent.You can take advantage of the wonderful sunsets in summer or the ocher tones of autumn for productions aimed at the fashion sector or even the snowy peaks of the Tramuntana that later give way to the idyllic spring landscape that Valldemossa offers.On the other hand, the British feature film ‘Off the Rails’ has been shot entirely in Malloca and Palma and is the main setting.In addition, the filming of the British series ‘White Lines’ will begin in May in locations in Palma, Valldemossa, Santa Maria, Pollença, Escorca as well as various natural areas on the island.
The rocky coves with turquoise waters, the wide sandy beaches, the dusty paths flanked by dry stone walls and the typical white houses with their reed porches are the privileged settings that this wonderful island offers us.
- Coves of Menorca
One of the great natural wonders to see in Menorca and that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, are its coves with crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand, which will leave you speechless. We leave you with the 3 best coves.
Cala Turqueta: This virgin cove surrounded by an impressive natural environment of cliffs and pine trees, marvels for its turquoise waters and its fine sand.It also has parking, although in summer if you don’t arrive very early it is always full.Cala Macarella: located near Cala Turqueta and with the same color in its waters, this beach is picture postcard and the most famous in Menorca.Next to it is a small cove called Macarelleta, frequented by nudists.Cala Mitjana: another virgin cove with turquoise waters located in a small natural bay and with a parking lot located a short distance from the sand.
Ciutadella, the ancient capital of the island and which surpasses Maó in beauty, is another of the essential places to see in Menorca.Getting lost in the narrow streets of the historic center until finding charming spots such as Plaza del Borne, Plaza de Ses Voltes and Mercat des Peix, as well as historic buildings such as the Castle of San Nicolás and the Gothic-style Cathedral, is a real pleasure.Although the preferred place for those who visit this city is the Port area, where all kinds of boats, bar terraces and restaurants are mixed.It is perfect for productions of all kinds, especially productions that seek this incomparable setting to show part of the charm of this wonderful location.
Strolling through the beautiful natural port of Maó, the island’s capital, is one of the best things to do in Menorca.In addition to having one of the most beautiful ports in the world, this tourist city located in a privileged position and coveted by many countries in the past, has a beautiful historic center in which the years that it was still can be seen on the facades of its buildings. British colony.At the production level, it should be noted that on the north coast are Es Grau, with a lagoon and a beach with calm waters, Sa Mesquida, with its watchtower, and the small town of Es Murtà.
- Monte Toro
Monte Toro is the highest mountain to visit in Menorca with 358 meters high above sea level and fantastic panoramic views of the entire island and even Mallorca, when the day is clear.
At the top, which you can easily reach by car, you will find the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Monte Toro, built in the 17th century on a Gothic church, and which has a wooden carving of the Virgin inside.
Located in the Balearic archipelago and known as the white island of the Mediterranean for its whitewashed facades, this famous island has great tourist attractions that include several World Heritage Sites, handicraft and clothing markets, charming villages and fantastic sunsets. .
- Calas de Ibiza
One of the great natural wonders to see in Ibiza and which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, are its coves with turquoise waters and white sand, which have nothing to envy other great beaches in the world.
Cala Salada: This cove of golden sand and crystal clear waters, surrounded by a natural environment of rocks and pine trees, is one of the most beautiful and popular on the island.It is perfect if we are looking for a typical Mediterranean environment for our productions.
Cala Vadella: This cove with turquoise waters and fine sand, surrounded by rock walls that protect it from the wind, is another of the busiest to visit in Ibiza.It has been used in productions in the fashion sector on hundreds of occasions, especially in swimwear collections.
Cala Bassa: another of the most beautiful beaches thanks to a natural forest environment and in which its shallow waters are perfect for snorkeling.Like the previous cove, this one is typical in bathroom collection productions.
- Ses Salines
The Ses Salines Natural Park that extends from the south of the island to the north of Formentera, and is another of the most essential places to visit in Ibiza.
Among its essentials are the Ses Salines beach, one of the most beautiful and glamorous on the island, which stands out for its dunes and its transparent waters, thanks to the Posidonia Oceánica, an aquatic plant characteristic of this park.Companies like Inditex consider this location a “must” for their productions.
- Es Vedrá
Es Vedrá, a 382-meter-high islet located 2 kilometers from the coast and which is part of a Natural Park, is one of the most magical places to see in Ibiza.This incredible location is surrounded by an aura of mystery and legends, it gathers hundreds of tourists and locals at sunset on its magnificent beach of Cala D´Hort and in the Torre de Es Savinar, to see some of the best sunsets in the world and one of the best views of Ibiza.
- Sant Antoni
Sant Antoni, famous for its lively nightlife, is another of Ibiza’s essential places. In addition to enjoying a sunset at the Café del Mar and parties in its most famous nightclubs, this city located in a beautiful bay in front of the island of Sa Conillera, has a fantastic port and an endless promenade.
On Passeig de Ses Fonts, the majority of shops, restaurants and terraces are concentrated that are filled with tourists every summer.For productions, it is usually used to show the nightlife of this location.
Belonging to the archipelago of the Balearic Islands and 20 kilometers south of Ibiza, this small island, only accessible by sea, is a true paradise for those who seek relaxation and bathing in the best coves in the world.
- Caló des Mort
Getting to Caló des Mort, one of the most popular coves on the island hidden among the beaches of Migjorn, is a delight for productions.
Its 70 meters in the shape of a half moon, its crystalline waters perfect to see the native marine fauna, its fantastic rocky natural landscape and its handmade boathouses for small fishing boats, make it a paradise within another paradise.
- Playa Ses Illetes
Ses Illetes, located on the Es Trucadors peninsula, at the northernmost point of the island and is a must.
This beach of almost 500 meters long, in addition to being the most crowded on the island, is located on several lists of the most beautiful in the world, thanks to its transparent and shallow turquoise waters that contrast with the pink color, product from the mixture of white sand with coral remains.
- Cala Saona
This paradisiacal beach, 140 meters long and 120 meters wide, is surrounded by a dense pine forest and falls in love with the color of its waters that are reminiscent of those of the purest Caribbean.
You cannot leave without visiting the fishermen’s huts among the rocks that surround the cove and the impressive sunset that you can observe lying on the sand or in a hammock.
- Mirador de Formentera
Going up the steep road by car or motorcycle until you reach the Mirador restaurant is the perfect way to get to the Formentera viewpoint.
From this viewpoint you will have fantastic views of the entire island, in which you can appreciate its plain, the varied range of blue of the sea and one of the best sunsets on the island.
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