26 Nov, 2014 @ 17:14
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Lights, Camera, Action for Almeria!

ALMERIA is a province of diverse landscape and beautiful scenery.

It’s been named as one of the top 20 places to live, and has played host to some big film productions.

Throughout the years, Almeria has become popular amongst directors for film locations.

There has been a long list. Many spaghetti westerns have been filmed in the town of Tabernas –  which is home to Oasys (Mini Hollywood) and also Europe’s only know desert.

Oasys, formally known as Mini Hollywood is a western – styled theme park. It was designed by Italian production designer, Carlo Simi.

A Fistful of Dollars and the very famous Clint Eastwood film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly are two well known westerns to have been filmed in the desert-like town.

It’s great that Almeria is getting the recognition it deserves. With the province becoming popular in the film industry, tourism will boost and people can experience a different culture and fabulous architecture, like La Catedral de la Encarnación in the city centre.

In the last two years Almeria has seen the arrival of many different film crews, which include Doctor Who, the Ridley Scott production of  Exodus Gods and King and most recent Clavius.


Claire Thomas

Originally from Kent, I moved to Spain with my parents when I was 10 years old. I was thrown into the deep end when I was put into the Spanish education system with no grasp of the language.

I'm now 22 and my friends all call me an “Española”. Since passing my Bachillerato (English Baccalaureate) I have worked in shops and bars and I have also taught Spanish to ex-pats. I have a keen interest in writing as well as travelling and one day I hope to become a writer.

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