Today we are traveling to Spain in a very different way… through the world of cinema.
We have highlighted 10 movies that were filmed during the 2000s for you to start dreaming of your next escape.
We are sure that if the most famous film directors in America surrendered to Spain’s beautiful landscapes, you will surrender too!
1. Me Before You (2016)
Admire the exotic beaches at the Balearic Island of Mallorca. When in the movie they head to their holiday in ‘Mauritius’, it was filmed in the Spanish island, at Formentor beach.
Plot: A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.
2. Tomorrowland (2015)
This thriller written by Walt Disney Studios and which stars George Clooney was filmed in the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.
Plot: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”
3. The Way “El camino” (2010)
Plot: The film tells the story of a grieving father, stars Martin Sheen, that decides to take the famous pilgrimage of Spain’s Camino de Santiago in the place of his son who died while trekking it.
This film was set in the provinces of Galicia and the Basque Country, through this movie you will admire its extraordinary landscapes, and feel the atmosphere at El Camino.
4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Woody Allen knows how to show the beauty of the cities that he selects for his movies.
Plot: Two friends on a summer holiday in Spain who fall for the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Starring Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Penélope Cruz, and featuring some of Barcelona’s most famous sites, parts of the movie were filmed at Gaudí’s La Pedrera, Park Güell and Sagrada Familia, as well as at the Parc de la Ciutadella and Las Ramblas.
5. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Plot: Jason Bourne (starring Matt Damon) dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
The character travels through different locations in Europe, including Madrid, were seen disembarking a train at the Atocha train station before heading to an apartment in the city center.
6. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Plot: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world’s finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. Starring Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, and Alan Rickman.
The chosen film location was in Catalonia, in the narrow and cobblestone streets of Barcelona and Girona’s old town.
7. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
This movie, winner of three Oscars, was filmed in the stunning countryside of Navarra. Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro wrote and directed the phantasmagorical movie.
Plot: In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an unnatural but captivating fantasy world.
8. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Filmmaker Ridley Scott, carefully chooses his locations for his movies, and as a passionate for Spain, on this occasion he selected unique spots such as the Loarre Castle (Huesca, Aragon), or Segovia and Cordoba.
Plot: Balian of Ibelin (Stars Orlando Bloom) travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
9. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Seville, it is indeed one of our favourite locations, and it was for George Lucas as well when he filmed at the Plaza España (Spanish Square – Seville) to recreate Sentair Amidala’s arrival on planet Naboo.
Plot: Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
10. 007 Die Another Day (2002)
It looks that not only Ridley Scott was impressed by Spain’s film locations, as other international directors have shown their passion for Spain. As Lee Tamahori did by locating America’s most well known secret agent in our country.
In this case, James Bond (starring Pierce Brosnan) meet with a spectacular Halle Berry at the pool bar of a hotel by the beach in Cadiz.
Plot: James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.