Almeria is one of those places that will transport you to a singular, unique, and amazing universe. This is precisely why this province in southern Spain has always been one of the most popular to search for film locations, and most especially for a specific movie genre, spaghetti western.
The natural areas of the Tabernas Desert and the spectacular landscape of Cabo de Gata-Nijar, are some of the most recognizable sceneries that have reached the screens all around the world with films such as The Neverending Story, Conan The Barbarian (with Arnold Schwarzenegger as main character) The Adventures of Baron Mundchausen by Terry Gellian or even Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, by Steven Spielberg.
Some of the great classics of western movies have been filmed in Almeria include Fort Bravo, Les bijoutiers du clair de lune, Johnny West, Sette pistole per i MacGregor, The Zorro, Four of the Apocalypse… and a list of hundreds of films that have been shot in this spectacular Spanish dessert.
Nowadays, there are many films shot in Almeria, including international Spanish directors like Pedro Almodovar or Alex de la Iglesia, and also world famous movies like Imagining Argentina by Christopher Hampton, Asterix and the Olympic Games and Millennium 1: The girl with the Dragon tattoo.