Tabernas Desert video locations

The desert is an ideal place to shoot commercials and music videos.Sergio Leone must have had the same impression as me, when he arrived in Almeria in 1964, because he decided to shoot his Clint Eastwood movies of the Spaghetti Western genre here.

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Sergio Leones Spaghetti Western desert

Westerns, such as ‘A Fistful of Dollars’, ‘For a few dollars more’, the Good the Bad and the ugly, were all filmed here (not in Arizona!). Typical Western towns were built , which you can still visit today and which are typical representations of the conquest of the American Wild West: There are three cowboy towns to choose from. This was the beginning of a frantic shooting of all sorts of genres in the Tabernas Desert. Thanks to the similarity of both deserts, it supplanted the US desert of the Mojave in many movies providing an ideal backdrop for the international film industry. Westerns, adventure, war, science fiction, comedy, advertising… the list is endless. The thing is that we have all seen not only the beauty of this desert but the entire province of Almeria in our favourite movies or commercial spots , but hardly anyone knows Tabernas, one of the most unique deserts of the world. Calatrava shown in the video is an ideal place for a small film crew.
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Giants in Spain

Giants also known as Gigantes or Gegants are most popular in the north of Spain. The smaller ones are called cabezudos. They offer a colorful backdrop to any scene. In this video they can be seen ascending above Alcorisa to El Calvario in the county of Teruel.

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Above Alcorisa

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Lush green rolling hills

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Bubbling brooks

Spain’s sheer size gives it a phenomenal diversity of film locations. In the county of Navarra which is situated in the north you can find Lush green rolling hills dotted with brooks and streams that bubble with pure fresh water. This thirst quenching image comes from the village of Baztan and it’s not long before this stream widens as it enters the township. Baztan is located about 35 miles from Pamplona the capital of Navarre. A land filled with traditions and customs that could be twined to a cross between the Scottish highlands and the Lake District. This area of Spain is magical for filming or as a holiday destination.

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Celina Zambon Flamenco dance

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Celina Zambon

Argentinean-born Celina Zambon—actress, master Flamenco dancer, choreographer, teacher and founder of the Celina Zambon Flamenco Dance Company—is the premiere authority on Flamenco dance and choreography in the Los Angeles dance market and Southern California region.  She has sixteen years of performance experience and has spent the last nine years as the artistic director of her LA-based Dance Company.  Zambon’s beautiful look, combined with her passionate style and precise technical dance execution make her the go-to performer and consultant for authentic technical and artistic direction in the ancient art of Flamenco dance.  Zambon is also an accomplished actress with credits in popular Argentinean television series, working with well-known directors, including Oscar-nominated Juan Jose Campanella.  Zambon continues to flourish as an actress and a dancer in Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.  Most recently, she combined her acting and dance skills in her portrayal of “Martirio” in “Bernarda Alba’s House” by Federico Garcia Lorca at the Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires and danced in “Carmen” at Los Angeles Opera.

Celina Zambon Arte Gitano

Carlos Montoya Flamenco of Spain

 

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Carlos Montoya

 

Along with its Spanish origins, Gypsy, Byzantine, Sephardic and Moorish elements have often been cited as influences in the development of flamenco. It has frequently been asserted that these influences coalesced near the end of the reconquista, in the 15th century. The origins of the word flamenco are unclear – it was not recorded until the late 18th century.

Carlos Montoya was born in Madrid, Spain, into a Romani family, on December 13, 1903. As the nephew of renowned flamenco guitarist Ramón Montoya he seemed to have been born to play Flamenco, but it was his uncle who would be his biggest obstacle, as he refused to teach Carlos the tricks of the trade. He began studying the guitar with his mother and a neighboring barber, Pepe el Barbero, a.k.a. Pepe the Barber. By the time he was 14 years old he was accompanying dancers and singers in the cafes of Madrid, Spain.

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Cadiz beach, Barbate and Los Caños de Meca

Famous site of the battle of Trafalgar. Yes it’s true the famous English square where Nelson stands, takes its name from Spain. Sometimes called “Cannonball reef” as you can still find cannonballs if you dive here.

 

 

The above shot is taken from Los Caños de Meca. Set in the county of Cádiz this idyllic beach with its tall standing, proud, iconic lighthouse lends itself towards beauty shots. The lighthouse is dramatic in close-up and elegant in a long shot. This elbow of Spain offers 25km of fine beaches.

 

Elegant Iconic lighthouse

Iconic lighthouse

 

Barbate Beach is located far away from the maddening crowd and is emerging as a hot spot among travelers due to its untouched beauty. Out of the many beaches dotting the coastline of Southern Spain, Playas de Barbate has the most beautiful beach that overlooks cool blue waters and is surrounded by lush green forest cover on the other side. It is surrounded by several other beaches as well.

 

Trafalgar lighthouse

Trafalgar lighthouse

 

The lighthouse actually sits out on a point in front of the white seaside village of Barbate.

 


Natural Cookie

 

 


Desert style sand dunes

 

The sand is that fine white beach sand that photographers dream of. The solitary coastline has a serene atmosphere that is ideal for taking leisurely strolls but if you are the adventurous type, then you can choose from a multitude of water sports that will fulfill your wild streak. A wealth of interesting corners to explore, an unspoilt natural environment, and above all tranquility and the chance to really rest. The slated wooden windbreaks make for a great natural Cookaloris (A Cookie is usually a 4ft x 4ft frame, but anything used to break the light up and cast shadows. Not to be confused with dingle)

As Barbate is a town with a maritime tradition, its no surprise that the local dishes are mainly based on the harvest of the sea. Here you will find excellent cuisine of squid, tuna, sole, dogfish and bream.

When it comes to fiestas, Barbate celebrates the Virgin Carmen in July, patron saint of fishermen. In February Barbate has a massive carnival and they also partake in the usual Semana Santa celebrations at Easter.

There are two and three star hotels locally and an hotel with four stars 45 minutes away.

The airport at Jerez de la Frontera (XRY) is about 1hr 15 mins away.

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