Best films SET in Barcelona - there's no better movie set!
Did you ever think that before visiting Barcelona you can make a small incursion around it through cinema? The pleasant climate of the city, its architecture and its beaches have served as a set for several films. Wouldn’t it be a cool idea to watch some movies featuring Barcelona on the days previous to your trip?
In today’s post we have selected for you some of best to help you getting even more excited and intrigued about this beautiful city you are about to visit. There are films for all tastes: yes, even if you like horror movies or if you prefer a movie to watch with your children).
This is our list of favorite movies shot in Barcelona:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008)
All about my mother (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999)
Summer 1993 (Carla Simón, 2017)
The Perfume: the story of a murderer (Tom Tykwer, 2006)
Cheetah Girls 2 (Kenny Ortega, 2006)
A musical for the whole family, it is the sequel to a Disney movie about a group of young singers. On this occasion they travel to Barcelona to participate in a talent contest and several musical numbers are set in such emblematic places as El Born, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic or Park Guell by Gaudí. A happy story, catchy songs and good humor make it the only movie to watch with children of all those we have recommended. Get on Amazon.
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REC (Paco Plaza & Jaume Balagueró, 2007)Do you like horror films? REC is an atypical zombie movie set in the famous Eixample district of Barcelona. The building in which the plot takes place isn’t far from the famous Passeig de Gràcia and the Gaudi buildings. If we leave aside the terrifying part of history we can observe the daily life of a group of neighbors of Barcelona: families with children, the old woman who lives alone … And all framed within the architecture of the late nineteenth century so typical of this quarter of the city. Get on Amazon.
The last days (David & Àlex Pastor, 2013)A mysterious agoraphobia epidemic is the starting point of the Last Days argument. Humanity seems to have gone mad and since human beings are no longer able to go outdoors they must always live indoors. With this premise we are shown an apocalyptic Barcelona, with empty streets and abandoned monuments.The city as it had never been seen before, even in some moments of the film taken up by nature with the animals of the Zoo conquering the public space. If you like apocalyptic stories with a human background you have to see it. Get on Amazon.
I hope you'll stay entertained with these movies set in Barcelona!
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