Seville Concierge Goes To The Movies

Seville’s grand and exotic architectural masterpieces have led to it being chosen as the location for a number of famous films. Here we see Anakin and Padme in the grounds of the palace on the planet of Naboo (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones) This visually stunning film set is actually the colonnade of the Plaza España, built for the 1929 Spanish-American Exhibition.

The Plaza was also featured as British HQ in the Cairo Hotel in David Lean’s film of Lawrence of Arabia (starring Peter O’Toole), and more recently as the Palace of Wadiya in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator.

Another favourite location of film makers is the wonderfully photogenic Casa de Pilatos, which also shows up in Lawrence of Arabia and was used in Mission Impossible II and in another Tom Cruise movie, Knight & Day.