Over the last sixty years, the city of Seville has been one of the locations used by several directors from the world of cinema. Films of all possible genres have been shot here, from science fiction to the most absurd comedy.
In this article by Hosticasa, we will talk about the most emblematic places in the city where the best films and series have been recorded.
Films shot in the Plaza de España in Seville
Without a doubt, the most emblematic place in the whole city, being a reference point for the city since 1926, when its construction was completed. It was rated by TripAdvisor users as the most spectacular monument in Europe and the second in the world.
Several films have been shot here, including the second chapter of the most famous science fiction saga in history: Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones.
In the scene filmed in the Plaza de España, we could observe Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) having a conversation with a young Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) walking around the square, delighting us with every detail of the historical place.
From science fiction we move on to the most absurd genre of humour, with the film El Dictador. Here, the square was used as the dictator’s palace.
One of the most essential and award-winning films in the history of cinema also used the legendary Seville city square as its film set: Lawrence of Arabia.
In fact, in this masterpiece of the film industry we can recognise several places of interest in Seville apart from the Plaza de España: the Casa de Pilatos, the Plaza América, the Palacio de Miguel de Mañara and the Reales Alcázares.
Other locations in the city
For the film industry, Seville is not only the Plaza de España, other emblematic places of the city also appear.
For example, in the film Noche y Dia, by Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, you can see the Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, the Maestranza, the Town Hall area and the small Plaza de Santa Marta, near La Giralda.
Another worldwide production that used the Andalusian capital as its film set was The Kingdom of Heaven, a medieval adventure set in the time of the Crusades. In the film we can see the Royal Alcazars and the House of Pilate, which was converted into a palace in Jerusalem during the film.
Peliculas españolas rodadas en Sevilla
Obviously, several films from the Spanish film industry have also been shot, the most famous of which is Ocho apellidos vascos. It tells the love story between an Andalusian man and a Basque woman, with a final scene shot on the Paseo de los Ríos, where the beauty of the city of Seville can be appreciated.
Other Spanish films shot in Seville include El Autor (with such mythical locations as Las Setas or Plaza del Cabildo), Carmina or Revienta and Adios. Both were shot in the Polígono Sur, the poorest and most humble area of the city.
Series filmed in Seville
Not only the capital of Seville has provided several film sets to the film industry, but also to the television and series industry. Seville has also had its place in the world of television, with national and foreign series. The most famous of all, Juego de Tronos.
The big HBO production company decided to shoot several of its scenes in several emblematic locations in the city in 2014. Such as the Real Alcázar in Seville and the Reales Atarazanas, a medieval shipyard located in the El Arenal neighbourhood.
Several scenes have also been shot in locations outside the capital of Seville. Like in the Osuna Bullring, and in the amphitheatre of the Roman city of Italica, in the municipality of Santiponce.
Spanish series have also been shot in the city of Seville, such as La Peste, produced by Movistar+, which starkly recreates 16th century Seville devastated by epidemics. Also the Antena 3 comedy series, Allí Abajo, shot in various corners of the city.
In short, several films and series have been shot in Seville, most of which are world-renowned, and have helped make the Andalusian capital one of the cities that attracts the most film tourists in the world.
From Hosticasa, we make Seville an obligatory stop for anyone looking for this type of tourism, because as the song would say: Seville has a special colour.