Most of you know Madrid for its tourist appeal, good food and fantastic temperature. Some of you may have even been in the city to spend a few days visiting museums, the Retiro Park or having a good dinner by taking the “Tapas” delicious small dishes. But, did you know that Madrid have been many times, set of worldwide famous movies?
The attractive city centre, which remains of ancient times, have acted as a perfect scenery for historic films such as “The fall of the roman empire” (1964), which used the city’s walls as a background for its battles. Also 8000 trained soldiers from the Spanish infantry participated in the film to double the roman fighters.
Another very remarkable example is “The Bourne Ultimatum”, starring by Matt Damon. In all the Bourne’s films, it is a kind of tradition to use a train station as the location for a scene. In this move, the chosen set was the Madrid’s train station, Atocha. It also quite funny to see one of the typical Madrid’s taxis appearing in the screen, especially for the Spanish viewers.
The five Oscar’s winner, “Doctor Zhivago” (1965) is one of the major cases of foreign films which decided to take Madrid for their locations. The streets of the capitals became, after professional “make up” and hard construction of entire buildings, the ones in Moscu. Only analysing accurately the pictures, we can recognise the exact place of Madrid, which belongs to the surroundings of the Canillas’ cemetery.
Other titles we should mention here are “55 days at Peking” (1963) or “The tourist”, directed by Marcel Langenegger, which was filmed in the Plaza Mayor and the Paseo del Prado.
As you can see, Madrid has secrets to be discovered. Its mysterious streets and majestic architecture make this city a good place to film in, becoming a beautiful set of outstanding movies.
After knowing all this, why not planning a tour through this city’s corners, to identify them with the ones you may probably have seen in the big screen? You can enjoy some days in the Spanish capital and have some rest in our Madrid luxury apartments. If you want to feel the activity and life of the centre, you better choose a Madrid city centre holiday flat. Or if you rather prefer more calm, you can take a look to other offers we have prepared for you, all of them with the most commodity, fashion-style and quality.