ANDALUSIA: A MOVIE DESTINATION

By Agencia EFE

Tourism Film Actors Celebrities

Andalusia, in the south of Spain, is the region with the highest number of inhabitants and the second in extension. A rich and diverse landscape, a mild weather, good beaches and the hospitable nature of the people there have made it become one of the most attractive regions for tourism ever since the 19th century.

ANDALUSIA: A MOVIE DESTINATIONAgencia EFE

Andalusia, an open land

In the south of Spain, washed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, neighbor to Castile and Murcia, Extremadura and Portugal, is Andalusia one of the most complete and attractive destinations worldwide. The region has always been one of the most emblematic places of Spain and claims to be one of the favorites for tourism. The open personality of it’s people, the rich historical, artistic and cultural heritage, the weather, the many beaches, the gastronomy, the cities and towns are attractive points for tourism. Andalusia is a land of welcome. Every year many visitors go there. That’s why it’s one of the main destinations in Spain. And each year more repeat. Excellence, quality and innovation direct it’s tourist wager. Because Andalusia is a movie destination, and therefore, it’s appointment has never been missed by great actors that range from Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles to Sean Connery or Brigitte Bardot.

QUEEN VICTORIA EUGENIA (1920-01-01)Agencia EFE

Explorers

Andalusia has been a privileged witness and elected destination for hundreds of celebrities in every epoch. From Washington Irving’s stay in the Alhambra, in Granada, in the 19th century, continuing the visits of the European Royalties in the 1920’s last century, to the arrival of the most unique people to observe it’s lands and folks, this community has become a land of explorers. To live experiences and enjoy a mild weather, an exceptional nature and cities, in which, beside the historical heritage, permeates the homely hospitality, and the open personality of their people has made of Andalusia a place for adventure, visit and reunion. Today the internet visitor becomes somehow in the explorer of yore and from this gallery he may appreciate the wealth of the Andalusian culture.

Queen Victoria Eugenia and a group of Friends travel, riding in a quaint tracked vehicle, by the surroundings of the marshes of Doñana in Huelva

TRIP TO SPAIN OF KING OF SWEDEN (1927-04-01)Agencia EFE

King Gustaf V of Sweden during his visit to the Alhambra.

JACQUELINE KENNEDY (1943-01-01)Agencia EFE

Jacqueline Bouvier (r) better known as Jacqueline Kennedy, during her visit to the city of Córdoba.

APRIL FAIR AVA GARDNER (1950-04-17) by JOSÉ NARBONAAgencia EFE

American actress Ava Gardner dressed with the typical gipsy dress, rides a carriage through el real de la feria of the April Fair in Seville.

JOHN LENNON FILMS MOVIE IN SPAIN (1966-09-21) by LUIS ALONSOAgencia EFE

British singer John Lennon, member of the musical group “The Beatles”, plays cricket during the filming in the desert of Almeria the movie “How I won the war”, directed by Richard Lester.

ORSON WELLES IN THE APRIL FAIR (1965-04-27) by MANUEL IGLESIASAgencia EFE

Filmmaker Orson Welles (r) walks by the Real de la feria with Count de la Maza

FLOATING TABLAO (1964-04-01)Agencia EFE

The band “Los Lucena” perform in a makeshift tablao flamenco, placed on a small boat in the town of Torremolinos in Málaga.

MONACO PRINCES IN THE APRIL FAIR (1966-04-19)Agencia EFE

Actors and Celebrities

The world of Filmmaking and Celebrities have their starring role in the Andalusian tourism. Entertainment stars and politicians have come to the South to live in first person their “Andalusian movie”. Many of them fell in love with this land to the point of becoming their ambassadors. Evidence of it are the next photographs, like Ava Gardner dressed as a gipsy in a carriage in the 1950 April Fair. Rita Hayworth in a Tablao in Seville; Filmmaker Orson Welles walking by the April Fair; John Lennon playing cricket in the desert of Almería; president Clinton watching with King Juan Carlos the Alhambra skyline from el Albaicín or first lady Michelle Obama discovering Ronda (Malaga). Many celebrities have been witness of the beauty of this land, that, far from being a static picture, it keeps reinventing itself offering every day a new surprise to the visitor.

Princes Rainiero and Grace of Monaco visit el Real of the Seville Fair

RITA HAYWORTH IN SPAIN (1950-11-29)Agencia EFE

American actress Rita Hayworth learns to play the castanets, while count of Villapadierna (r) is on the guitar during their visit to a tablao flamenco.

ESTHER WILLIAMS IN SPAIN (1957-09-19)Agencia EFE

American actress Esther Williams drinks a toast with dancer from Jerez Terremoto, with retired matador Juan Belmonte (2l), during the flamenco festivity celebrated in a winery of this city.

EDWARD KENNEDY VISIT (1965-04-16)Agencia EFE

American senator Edward Kennedy and his wife Joan Bennet, watch one the Seville Easter processions, from their place at the municipal stand in the San Francisco Square.

RAQUEL WELCH IN SPAIN (1966-11-01) by CURIELAgencia EFE

Actress Raquel Welch dances in a typical tavern of the Costa del Sol during a break in the filming of the movie “Fathom”.

CLAUDIA CARDINALE IN SPAIN (1968-05-06) by GUIRADOAgencia EFE

Italian actress Claudia Cardinale helps in the charity collection for the fight against cancer in Almería.

FILMING OF MOVIE SHALAKO (1967-01-10)Agencia EFE

Actors Brigitte Bardot (r) and Sean Connery, during the filming of the movie “Shalako”, of director Edward Dmytryk in Almería.

KIRL DOUGLAS IN COSTA DEL SOL (1974-04-16)Agencia EFE

American actor Kirk Douglas sings in a bar from Marbella, during a night out with friends.

ANDALUSIA OPEN MASTERS (1992-02-12) by RAFAEL DÍAZAgencia EFE

Actor Sean Connery (l) and Spanish golf player Miguel Ángel Jiménez (r), during the PRO-AM of the Turespaña Masters Andalusia Open

CHARLTON HESTON IN SPAIN (1995-11-25) by EDUARDO ABADAgencia EFE

American actor Charlton Heston poses with the Giralda behind during a visit to the capital of Seville.

MADONNA IN SPAIN (1994-11-05) by RAFAEL DÍAZAgencia EFE

American singer Madonna, during a break in the filming of a music video in Ronda

INDIANA JONES FILMING (1988-03-24) by JUAN FERRERASAgencia EFE

American film director Steven Spielberg visits the Court of the Lions in the Alhambra, in Granada, during his search for locations for external shots for the third sequel of Indiana Jones.

PRIVATE TOUR OF BILL CLINTON TO SPAIN (1997-07-09) by EDUARDO ABADAgencia EFE

King Juan Carlos explains president of the United States, Bill Clinton, one of the views of the city of Granada from the vantage point of San Nicolás in the Albayzín.

ROD STEWART (2000-07-19) by ANDRES LANZAAgencia EFE

English singer Rod Stewart and his couple walk by Marbella during their holidays

PIERCE BROSNAN IN SPAIN (2002-04-10)Agencia EFE

Irish actor, Pierce Brosnan walks by the Castillo beach of San Fernando, in Cádiz, during the filming of the new sequel of James Bond Agent 007 “Die Another Day”.

MOVIE "THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" (2004-02-07) by OLGA LABRADORAgencia EFE

Director Ridley Scott (r) and the actors starring in the movie “The Kingdom of Heaven”, Liam Neeson (l) and Orlando Bloom (c), attend a welcoming organized by the Palma del Rio town hall, after the second day filming in that town from Cordova

FILMING MANOLETE (2006-06-19) by Jorge ZapataAgencia EFE

American actor Adrien Brody and Spanish actress Penélope Cruz, during the filming of the movie “Manolete” in the Cádiz beach of La Caleta

CINEMA FEST SHORT FILM ALEMERIA (2008-12-12) by Carlos BarbaAgencia EFE

Actress Geraldine Chaplin, after receiving her tribute prize “Almería Tierra de Cine”, in the VII International Festival of Short Films “Almería en Corto”.

MICHELLE OBAMA IN SPAIN (2010-08-07) by Jorge ZapataAgencia EFE

American First Lady Michelle Obama (c-mid), and her small daughter, Shasa (l, foreground), visit the Ronda bullfighting ring during their holidays in Málaga

MICHELLE OBAMA IN ANDALUSIA (2010-08-07)Agencia EFE

PRINCE OF WALES IN SPAIN (2011-04-01) by Eduardo AbadAgencia EFE

The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchesse of Cornwall, who covers herself with a parasol, during their walk by the gardens of the Real Alcázar of Seville.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MALAGA (2011-04-03) by Jorge ZapataAgencia EFE

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas poses with his fans at his arrival to the closing ceremony of the XIV edition of the Spanish Cinema Festival in Málaga.

GRANADA FESTIVAL (2013-07-02) by Miguel Ángel MolinaAgencia EFE

Scottish guitar player, David Russell, in a concert he offered in the Patio de los Arrayanes of the Alhambra, as was programmed by the International Dance and Music Festival in Granada.

NARUHITO IN SPAIN (2013-06-14) by Jose Manuel VidalAgencia EFE

Crown Prince of Japan, Naruhito(2ndr), with dancers Cristina Hoyos (3rdr) and Matilde Coral (r), among others, enjoys a display in the Baile Flamenco Museum in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz in Seville.

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