The Undiscovered film
sets of Seville

A city that keeps surprising

There exist photogenic cities made for postcards, and then there are cinematic cities. Seville, the latter, reinvents itself continuously, and although many parts of the city have already been immortalized in film, there are still unique sets and stages that haven’t been discovered.
Explore and find them yourself!

Cinematic Seville

Walking around Seville, many people feel unexpected moments of wonder and awe. Seeing the Plaza de España for the first time is like crossing beyond an enormous screen and entering into an unreal movie set. (Many visitors have made such comments.) The same feelings extend to the neighboring María Luisa Park, where you can explore unexpected corners, beautiful plazas, and gardens that seem to have come straight out of a storybook.

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Lights, cameras, action!

Ever since the early years of cinematic history, when the Lumière brothers filmed images of Semana Santa (Holy Week processions) in Seville, many filmmakers have been fascinated by the iconic power of the city. Some of the cinematic legends who have taken advantage of Seville’s enchantment include George Lucas, David Lean, Ridley Scott, Alejandro Amenábar, Luis Buñuel, and Jim Jarmusch. Even more numerous are the travelers who visit Seville every year, discovering stunning and unforgettable places that then travel the world in images captured on mobile phones.

Seville’s light has not passed unnoticed by the film industry

A few special places

The Hospital de los Venerables is a hidden jewel of the baroque period. Don’t miss this incredible church, or its frescoes painted by Juan de Valdés Leal. 

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From Altozano Plaza in Triana, you can look "through" the heart of a contemporary statue of the bullfighter Juan Belmonte, catching a glimpse of the bullfighting ring, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, just on the other side of the river.

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The Cathedral roofs will make you feel like you have traveled to another century... Domes, spires, flying buttresses, rose windows, all of which you can see from up close.

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Plazas like las Tres Cruces, la Alianza, and the small plaza called Santa María will etch themselves on your mind’s eye. And the entire neighborhood of Barrio Santa Cruz is a visual treat.

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The Church of Santa María la Blanca and the Chapel of San José are real finds for the interested traveler. They are worth seeing before you leave.

Para tener en cuenta...

  1. The Plaza de España has been declared a Treasure of European Film Culture. 
  2. Seville enjoys more that 300 days of sun per year, making it a paradise for filming outdoor scenes.
  3. Every November, Seville becomes the film capital of the continent when it hosts the European Film Festival.