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How cinema boosts tourism and the real estate industry

Nowadays, cinema has become a business full of glamour that helps boost tourism and the real estate sector. In fact, some of the fashionable movie locations for investing in a property are: Almeria, La Rioja and Cordoba. These shooting locations have an extra incentive that is filled with prestige - The location in question attracts customers to the nearby business establishments.

In Spain, a multitude of natural landscapes have been used as well as cities and municipalities distributed throughout the country in order to shoot some of the most iconic scenes; something that has been happening since the fifties. There is no doubt that visits from Hollywood stars grants notoriety to Spain, specifically to the city where they stay for an indefinite time while filming is being carried out.


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The evidence is on the table and it is clear that film shootings promote tourism, with millions of people travelling from around the world. In fact, 30% of travellers say they have chosen a specific destination that relates to film and television. After all, people usually associate their vacation spot with the name of the movie that has been made there.

There are many examples of Spanish cities or towns that have hosted all kinds of interesting productions. This is the case of Almería, where the filming of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with Sean Connery and Harrison Ford as well as the famous western movie from the seventies.

The Kingdom of Heaven was filmed in historical sites in Huesca, Conan the Barbarian in Segovia and Cuenca, Spartacus in Guadalajara, El Cid houses some historical locations in La Rioja and Palencia, Doctor Zhivago was filmed in Soria and Madrid, and even the famous La Gavina Hotel in S'Agaró, Gerona, which has been home to many stars such as Ava Gardner, Elisabeth Taylor and Orson Welles.

The television serials are no less famous and Spanish and foreign productions have been carried out in different points of the Spanish geography, as in the case of Game of Thrones that has been shot in different places like Guipúzcoa or Córdoba, or Doctor Mateo, filmed in Lastres, Asturias.
It is clear that Spain is one of the most favourite destinations for film producers from all over the world. This country boasts natural landscapes and different locations from fictional scenes have become the new tourist routes now.


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