The Canary Islands are becoming a destination for world filmmakers


The Canary Islands have stunning landscapes that have made them a popular destination for world-class filmmakers to shoot famous films, such as “Rambo”, “Star Wars” and “Super Woman”. 2018 alone saw 71 films filmed in the Canary Islands.

The director of the site, Maria Sanz, pointed out that the film directors want to photograph their films in unspoilt natural locations that did not mess with the human hand, and there are some sites that are similar to the desert areas in Iraq and Afghanistan, or even other planets and biblical landscapes.

Fuerteventura Island

In the north of Fuerteventura island, Maria Sans searched for ideal locations to photograph the latest adventures of “superwoman” in the sand dunes on Corralejo Beach. She was shown to Sasha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley the best locations for the movie “Dictator” in the dunes and in the “La Herradura” valley, as well as The movie “Solo: A Story from Star Wars” was filmed two years ago in the secluded “Pechnical” Valley.

Maria Sanz added that the Gandia Nature Reserve, located on the southern end of Fuerteventura Island, is of special interest to Hollywood movie directors, where sand dunes spread over a distance of kilometers, and there are white and black sandy beaches, in addition to volcanic landscapes, which extend over vast areas Precipitation is rare.

This protectorate witnessed the depiction of “Exodus – Gods and Kings” in 2014, which tells the story of the departure of Moses with the Children of Israel from Egypt, and Maria Sanz confirmed that Covita Beach is one of the most famous coasts, which witnessed the filming of movies on the island of Fuerteventura.

The international director Ridley Scott filmed the epic movie in many locations on the island, such as the summit of Mount Tendaya, on the beach of Punta Agua and in the valleys of Bowen Passo and Los Canarius, in addition to the filming of the movie “The Eternal” “The Eternals” starring Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. And Richard Madden.

Most directors film their films on different jars. The Canary Islands are considered a small continent, as they include almost all landscapes in a small area. Sebastian Alvarez, of Volcano Films, who produced Ridley Scott’s “The Exit”, explained that in the Canary Islands, scenes in the desert can be photographed and the next day scenes are captured from the woods.

Lanzarote and Tenerife

The islands of Lanzarote and Tenerife are characterized by landscapes, which are overshadowed by lava, and therefore they are considered the ideal filming locations for science fiction films, which represent planets in distant galaxies, in addition to that films that simulate Latin America can be filmed on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria due to the scenery The picturesque natural and urban buildings of the colonial style.

Roberta Martino pointed to one of the high sites, which overlooks the capital of Tenerife Island, where tourists here can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and of course this site has seduced Sylvester Stallone to film Rambos new movie here; where the colorful area was photographed on the surrounding hills It is a Mexican city.

In “Super Woman 2”, Gal Gadot fought in the forests of Las Mercedes north of Tenerife, and in “Speed ​​and Fury 6” both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker climbed onto the panoramic road from Garachico to Tino Lighthouse.

Ted Reserve

The Ted Nature Reserve is one of the most important tourist attractions on Tenerife Island, as well as it is the best location for shooting Hollywood movies.

Director Robert Zemeckis also found everything he needed for the action movie, drama and romance “The Allies” on Gran Canaria. This movie was starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotiard, and he did not need to do almost anything to turn the old colonial city of Las Palmas to Casablanca. During the era of the forties of the last century.

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