6 movies filmed in Barcelona

6 movies filmed in Barcelona

Do you want to know which movies have been filmed in Barcelona? Yes, Barcelona one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, a city with such a beautiful surrenders. Barcelona has been chosen for Hollywood thanks to its beautiful buildings and magical atmosphere. Before used to be Almeria, but now the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia has become the most wanted location for movie directors. There are several films that have chosen Barcelona as a movie set. We have selected 6 movies filmed in Barcelona, which includes the most important or well-known films. If you are a Seventh Art lover, now you have another excuse for visiting Barcelona.

6 movies filmed in Barcelona


Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

The Woody Allen film deserved to be on the top of the list because, although Asturias is also present in the film, the city of Barcelona becomes the protagonist from the title. On this movie the protagonists travel across the city. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) get into the skin of two American tourists and, as good tourists will take us to Tibidabo, Parc Güell, Las Ramblas, Raval, La Pedrera or La Sagrada Familia.

Three Steps Above Heaven

The Spanish version of the adaptation of the homonymous novel by Federico Moccia came into our lives and Mario Casas, became Hugo and María Valverde is Babi. In three meters above the sky, you can see beautiful corners of Barcelona such as Sarrià, the port of Barcelona in which illegal races are held, the Bridge of Vallarca and Barcelona’s club Sala Razzmatazz.

All about my Mother

The director Pedro Almodóvar also has chosen Barcelona as the stage for 2 of his films, all about my mother and the bad education. It’s true that the first of the two takes place in the centre of Barcelona and takes us through several stages, while the second takes us a little further from the centre and places us in a single location, the Schools Pías de Alella. With Almodóvar we have seen the Sagrada Familia, Montjuïc Cemetery, Colón, Teatre Tívoli or Casa Ramos, in the Barrio de Gràcia.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

The film Perfume, based on the novel of the same name written by Patrick Süskind was filmed in Barcelona. 3 areas were chosen for this movie, the Gothic Quarter, Montjuïc Mountain and the beautiful park of El Labyrinth d’Horta. The story of a murderer, who has already risen as one of the most important bestsellers at the time, has been the reason for this union between Germany, France, and Spain, to end up succumbing to the charms of Barcelona, converted into the France of the 18th century.


Did you know that REC was filmed in the very heart of Barcelona? The film by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, REC, and some of its sequels, has also been filmed in Barcelona. In fact, the portal where the tragedy takes place is on Las Ramblas, number 34. A false documentary, starring Manuela Velasco, which has become one of the best horror films in the last years. In addition to this building, REC took advantage of another secret of Barcelona, its network of underground cliffs, a stage that had already been used three years before for the film El Maquinista, by Brad Anderson.

L’Auberge Espagnole (2002)

Movies filmed in Barcelona

The French film directed by Cédric Klapisch shows all the Spanish topics when its protagonist, Xavier (Romain Duris), arrives at this fabulous city. This movie tells us the story of an Erasmus student who spends a year in Barcelona. On the movie, you can visit a myriad of scenarios from which highlights Barceloneta, Plaça Reial, and Parc Güell.

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