Undoubtedly you know that Seville is rich in history, landscapes and monuments, but beyond this attraction, the settings of Seville are the favorites of screenwriters and directors to bring to television and the big screen projects ranging from medieval times to modernity. If you have never recognized one of the magical corners of the city in a film or series, read on, because it is possible that you have even visited them.
Part of the filming of this cinema classic, which premiered in 1962, has Seville settings such as Plaza de España Square, Casa de Pilatos House, the Royal Alcazar, Miguel Mañara Palace and the Hotel Alfonso XIII.
Did you know that Theed, the capital of Naboo is really Seville’s Plaza de España Square? For the second release in this series they transformed the space in which you saw R2D2, Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala.
Ridley Scott shot much of his film in the Royal Alcazar, using the King Pedro’s Palace as the residence of Queen Isabella of Castile.
Plaza de España Square became the dictator’s palace for this feature film. The curiosity about this setting is that it was digitally retouched to achieve a double vision. Almost nobody recognizes it.
It is impossible not to appreciate the special color of Andalusia, and specially Seville, in this love story. From the bar where the protagonists meet, to the river walk, the places are an open invitation to visit the city.
There are many settings in Seville, and they are adapted to the period that the directors need. The world-renowned HBO series, Games of Thrones, couldn’t miss the opportunity to shot at this location, and that’s why they chose the Royal Alcazar as the kingdom of Dorne. Without changing a thing, the oldest palace in Spain still in use and World Heritage declared by Unesco was the house of the sand snakes for several seasons.
You know now that the places where your favorite characters developed their stories are closer than you imagined.
Time to schedule a trip and see in person the most famous settings of Seville’s cinema and television?