Last Updated: 03/07/2017
Barcelona is one of the most vibrant, cultural, historical and cosmopolitan cities on the Mediterranean Coast and that may just be why some of the biggest directors from around the world have chosen it as the backdrop for some of their greatest film masterpieces. From the towering Sagrada Familia to the magnificent Park Güell, it’s no wonder that Woody Allen, Manuel Huerga and Pedro Almodóvar decided on the Catalan capital as the base for such big hits as Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona and All About My Mother. So if you’re coming to the city and fancy an up-close look at some of the most famous scenes from these and more iconic films shot in Barcelona, then one of the many Barcelona movie tours on offer in the city would be right up your street.
Movies like Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Salvador, The Shanghai Spell and Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona have all been filmed in this popular European city and if you choose to lose yourself in a Barcelona film tour, you will be able to recreate famous scenes, find out fascinating facts and anecdotes about the movies and their stars and visit the exact places where directors took inspiration from Gaudí’s city. Whether you do so moseying down the bustling Las Ramblas or getting lost in one of the more intricate and quiet plazas in the Gothic Quarter, you will undoubtedly feel the atmosphere of great cinema all around you.
Seeing Barcelona – Movie Style
Barcelona Movie Walks On guided walking movie tours, you will not only enjoy a visceral experience, with photos of particular scenes that capture the magic of each film as it was being made, but you will also have the chance to learn about the time that the actors spent in Barcelona. From the on-set antics of Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson to real stories about the process of shooting of films in Barcelona likePot Luck and many more, you will hear all about the part the background of Barcelona played in making such films successful and entertaining. With tours ranging from “The Barcelona of Woody Allen” to the “Barcelona of Manuale d’Amore”, you will be swept up in the different settings of many big hits like Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona, such as Park Güell, Tibidabo and of course, Els Quatre Gats bar – the spot where the three main characters meet for the first time in the movie. Other tours offer the chance to head to less visited Barcelona landmarks including the Montjuïc Cemetery and the University of Barcelona. For more information on walking film tours in Barcelona check out the Barcelona Movie Tours website and the Barcelona Turisme website. ICONO Barcelona Movie Tours This is your chance to make the scenes in Barcelona films your very own! This movie tour allows you to explore many of the top sights in the city, such as the neighborhoods of El Born and El Raval and Barcelona’s bustling strip, Las Ramblas. Slightly more mainstream than the Barcelona Movie Walk, the ICONO Barcelona Movie Tour offers visitors the chance to relive the most famous scenes from various films including Perfume: Story of a Murderer and Salvador. Tours are given in a variety of languages and you can even take snapshots of where such famous actors Alan Rickman and Dustin Hoffman have stood, from the Labyrinth Park to the Barcelona Cathedral, and even the breathtaking Palau de la Música Catalana! Be sure to check out the ICONO Barcelona Movie Walking Tour website for prices, times and a full schedule of tours. So, whether you consider yourself to be a film buff or just fancy seeing the city through the eyes of Jack Nicholson and Javier Bardem, a movie tour in Barcelona is perfect for an original way to see the attractions of the city.