CINEMATOGRAPHIC SPAIN (I)
Tourism evolves rapidly and ever increasingly offers new possibilities to millions of travellers. As we were able to see at FITUR 2019, and its new section FITUR Cine, the new trend winning the hearts of travellers is: film tourism.
Coinciding with the fact that a few days ago the 2019 Goya Awards Gala was held at Seville, we could not pass up the opportunity to dedicate this post to Cinematographic Spain, which over the years has been chosen by a multitude of directors and filmmakers for well-known film projects.
So it is that, Spain can boast to being the location for a number of successful films and series both Spanish and international such as: Tomorroland, Fast&Furious 6, Game of Thrones, The Plague or The Ministry of Time… Without doubt, Spain has become a vast showcase for filmmakers. The incredible monumental wealth that we possess, the climate and the wide variety of natural landscapes, make our country a natural cinematographic choice for directors, producers and scenographers.
And you might ask yourself, what is this fashion of film tourism? If you are a film fan, you will love to travel to places or routes that have appeared in cinema or television, or that are closely linked to them… There is a wide variety of options, from locations of shoots, cities where film studios are located, places associated with the life of actors and actresses, producers, scriptwriters or directors and a long etc.
Here at Boutique Hotels Spain we want you to discover Cinemtographic Spain and for that we are going to suggest various routes… Today we’ll tell you about the route of the classics of cinema:
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CLASSICS
Andalusia has been the setting for numerous legendary films. Indiana Jones, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as well as other western classics, were shot in the desert of Almeria. The sets and western towns from some of these shoots have been preserved and can still be visited to this day. Moreover, Lawrence of Arabia and James Bond starred in some of their most emblematic scenes in the city of Almeria.
Almeria possesses a bewitching coast and if you are seduced by its beaches, we invite you to enjoy a stay at our Boutique Hotel La Almendra y el Gitano, a luxurious rural building or cortijo. located in the incomparable setting of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar.
The enchanting city of Granada provided the setting for Doctor Zhivago and The Conquest of Paradise. Neither David Lean, nor Ridley Scott were able to find a better spot for their works.
If you visit Granada you can stay in our Boutique Hotel La Almunia del Valle, only 8 km from La Alhambra, in Monachil. It is worth to letting yourself go and enjoy this old restored farmhouse, a spectacular setting in the mountains of Granada with spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes…
Seville is not far behind either. Its plaza de España was transformed into the city of Theed to welcome the characters of the mythical Star Wars saga with the shooting of the film Star Wars episode II: The attack of the clones. Also, acclaimed Spanish films have chosen locations in Sevillie for scenes such as the great winner at the 2015 Goya Awards, Marshland.
On this route, we invite you to stay at our Boutique Hotel Holos, located in one of Seville´s most historic neighbourhoods, Heliopolis. A small charming hotel with 7 rooms, modern and avant-garde, just a 20-minute walk from the historic centre.
To finish the route of the classics, we cannot forget the city of Malaga. In addition to staging such great Spanish films as Our Last Men in The Philipines, Summer Rain, The Queen of the South, among many others, hosts one of the most acclaimed and best-known festivals of Spanish cinema, the Malaga Film Festival. It acts as a meeting point for great directors and artists, such as the well-known director and actor Antonio Banderas, a favourite son of the city.
Meanwhile the province of Malaga has many beauty spots, for example the magical mountains of the Serranía de Ronda. If you would like to experience a sunset worthy of the silver screen from the scenic viewpoint of the Tajo, we invite you to discover our Boutique Hotel Los Castaños, in Cartajima, one of the many beautiful white villages in southern Spain.
This is one of several suggestions that you will be able to see among our selection of plans and boutique routes. So, film lovers, we’ll soon tell you about another route for film fans that we’re really looking forward to sharing with you, stay tuned and keep an eye on our blog. For now, all we can tell you is “to be continued…”