Cinematography

Discover the wild Tabernas Desert, the impressive Almeria Fortress & the marvelous Cabo de Gata National Park

Only 1,5h away from Pinos del Valle you will be able to walk through history from another kind. The Tabernas desert and its cinematic heritage. Follow the steps of Sergio Leone and his friends which started using this breathtaking environment to make their imagination come true. 

We count over 600 movies shot in that area. In the 1960s the landscapes of the desert of Tabernas developed into a sought-after movie location. The well known productions such as King of Kings (1960), Cleopatra (1963), and the winner of seven Oscars, Lawrence of Arabia (1962), all used the desert as a backdrop during filming, attracting big budget Hollywood directors such as Steven Spielberg who chose Almeria for scenes in his blockbuster movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) starring Harrison Ford.

Sergio Leone, the director of the famous Spaghetti Westerns, starring Clint Eastwood, also capitalized on these unique landscapes, scenes from A Fist Full of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966), and A Fistful of Dynamite (1972), were filmed in the western village movie sets as well as the surrounding desert and other well suited spots throughout the remarkable terrains of the province.

In October 2013 the landscapes of Almeria, El Chorrillo were once again in the headlines as filming began for the Ridley Scott movie Exodus - Gods and Kings, the texture and colour of the terrain, and its resemblance to Egypt, being the attraction for the director and his team for some of their movie scenes. Newer productions include also the successful drama series Game of Thrones.

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