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Seville: the decor of many movies and series

04 May 2020

The city Seville is very beautiful, the weather is nice (almost every day), there is much diversity in architecture and Seville has a rich history. All these reasons were probably also some of the reasons why many movies and series were shot in this city. Are you curious about which movies and series? You can read it in this blog!

A chase by bulls in Seville?!

One of the movies is “Knight and Day” this is an American action-comedy. The movie is about June (Cameron Díaz) and Roy's (Tom Cruise) dangerous adventures around the world, for example being chased by bulls in Seville, which is a little crazy because the running of the bulls is always in Pamplona.
Some of the scenes in the movie “Knight and Day” were shot in Seville. In the movie, you’ll see Sevilla Santa Justa, the main rail station of Seville as ‘Salzburg Bahnhof’. There are also shots of the Cathedral of Seville, the biggest gothic cathedral of the world, Plaza de Toros, a bullring, and the Casa de Pilatos, an Andalusian palace.


Sevilla, tiene un color especial!

The second movie is “Spanish Affair”, this is a Spanish comedy movie about Rafa who has never left Seville until he meets a Basque girl named Amaia…
During this movie, you'll see shots of the Guadalquivir river, the second-longest river in Spain, the golden tower, which was built as a defensive tower in the 13th century, and the Triana Bridge, the first bridge in Seville. You’ll also see Patio de Banderas in this movie, a square where Rafa’s apartment is situated.


Dragons in Seville?

As you might already know, the famous American fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones” also shot some episodes of season 5,6 and 7 in Seville.
In the series, you’ll see the Real Alcázar de Sevilla, a royal palace. Also Atarazanas de Sevilla, a medieval shipyard in the city was used as a location in the series. Around 10 kilometers ( 6.2 miles) away from the city center of Seville you’ll find Itálica, an old Roman city, which was used as the Dragonpit in King’s Landing.

The scene filmed in the Real Alcázar:

Seville as Arabia

“Lawrence Of Arabia”, is a British epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence who was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer.
In this movie, Plaza de España was used as The Officers’ club in Cairo, Plaza de América, in the María Louisa park, as the civic buildings of Jerusalem, Casino Terraza, a nightclub in Seville as the council chamber, the central court of the luxurious Hotel Alfonso XIII was used as the Courtyard of the officers' club and Casa de Pilatos was also a location where they have filmed.


Naboo palace

Another movie that set some scene in Seville is “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”, this is an American epic space opera film. This movie is the second installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
In this movie, you’ll see the Plaza de España as Naboo palace in the city of Theed, where princess Amidala and Anakin Skywalker take a walk in Plaza de España.

Plaza de España in this movie:

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