A Mediterranean city like Barcelona is such a great place to record original advertisements, music videos and films. Several filmmakers found inspiration in its beautiful streets and architecture. Did you know Barcelona is the most recorded Spanish city? According to the Internet Movie Database IMDb, 2320 films and documentaries have been done in the city. During your stay don’t miss top cinema places in Barcelona.
Cinema places in Barcelona
Recognised filmmakers like the Spanish Pedro Almodóvar filmed in Barcelona. All About My Mother is a story about a woman who travels from Madrid to Barcelona in a desperate attempt to forget. On the film, the audience will see some interesting buildings of the city, like Colombus Monument, Palau de la Música or certain streets of the Medieval Born district. All About My Mother won an Oscar award for the 1999 best foreign movie.
Since the first time he visited Barcelona, Woody Allen is in love with it. In honour of the city, he recently recorded Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). The film is about two girlfriends who go to Spain for holidays. Famous cinema celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem take part in the movie.
In Woody Allen’s fiction, the starring visits the main Antoni Gaudí monuments. One of the first scenes is about Johansson and Cruz taking pictures in Sagrada Familia. Another passage of the film is around the lizard’s statue of Park Güell. The actors also appear in Hospital de Sant Pau, a very beautiful Art Noveau building close to Gaudí places. As celebrities do, if you come to Barcelona you should definitely see these areas!
Another famous film based in Barcelona is Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Despite the plot is supposed to happen in Paris, some of the movie scenes were recorded in the Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter because of its Medieval shape. In the film, the starring is born in a fish market right in the middle of Mercè Square (Plaça de la Mercè). This is a place you will pass by if you come up to Barcelona Segway Tour!
The end of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is recorded in Poble Espanyol, a wide area to visit in Barcelona where you will find a big variety of buildings which are shaped in different kinds of typical Spanish architecture.
Come up to visit these cinema places in Barcelona you saw on the screen, the reality is even better than fiction!