17 Virtual Tours of Iconic Movie Locations

By Google Arts & Culture

Griffith Park Observatory Overlooking Los Angeles (2013) by City of Los AngelesItalian American Museum of Los Angeles

Step inside the silver screen

See what some of your favorite film spots look like in real life, and find out their actual uses with these 17 locations you can explore on Street View.

See what some of your favorite film spots look like in real life, and find out their actual uses with these 17 locations you can explore on Street View.

Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, from X-Men

Canada's Hatley Castle was used for the exterior shots of Professor X's notorious school in the X-Men film series. The 40-room mansion was built by architect Samuel McClure, and was a private residence and a naval training facility before it became renowned as a home for young mutants.

Pont de Bir-Hakeim Bridge, from Inception

It might take you a moment to recognize this bridge without the moving mirrors, but this is the spot where Leonardo DiCaprio teaches Ellen Page how to build dreams in Inception. Situated in Paris, France, it crosses the Seine River and connects the city's 15th and 16th arrondissements.

OCP Headquarters, from Robocop

Although its height was altered to look 95 stories tall in the film, the base of the Dallas City Hall acted as the HQ of the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products in Robocops futuristic Detroit.

Bletchley Park, from The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is the biopic of cryptanalyst Alan Turing, which makes this location doubly exciting as this is also the actual place he worked during the Second World War. It was here that he headed the Hut 8 team, who cracked The Enigma Code.

St. Michael's Church, from The Sound of Music

This baroque church in Mondsee, Austria was where the wedding of Maria and Captain von Trapp took place in The Sound of Music. In the real life version of events, the famous historical couple got married at Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg.

Café des 2 Moulins, from Amélie

Located in Montmartre, the Café des 2 Moulins served as the workplace of the shy waitress Amélie and has now become a popular tourist destination after appearing in the film. Its name comes from its position near to the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette.

Bridget's House, from Bridget Jones's Diary

This is the pub above which the titular leading lady lived in the Bridget Jones's Diary series. Situated right in the centre of Borough on London's South Bank, the market surrounding this location is also where she bought the ingredients to make her infamous blue soup.

Temple of The Sun, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The exterior of the Grail Temple was actually Al Khazneh in Petra, Jordan. Carved out of the sandstone rock face, Al Khazneh was originally a mausoleum built at the beginning of 1st century AD.

The Planetarium, from La La Land

This was the spot that the singing and dancing Mia and Sebastian visited on their date in La La Land— the Griffith Observatory in L.A. The observatory is also recognizable as the scene of the knife fight with James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause.

Steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art, from Rocky

If you ever want to recreate the Rocky training montage, you need to run up the 72 stone steps before the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is now also the home to a bronze statue of Rocky that Sylvester Stallone commissioned before Rocky III.

The Travel Book Shop, from Notting Hill

While the travel book shop owned by Hugh Grant's character in Notting Hill now functions as a newsagents, it still bears a nod to its significant part in the film above its entrance. Have a wander down the road to see if you can also spot the iconic blue door.

Tiffany & Co., from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Tiffany & Co is where Breakfast at Tiffany's' Holly Golightly spends her time window shopping in the tiny displays of exquisite jewelry. The scenes were shot outside the polished granite flagship store located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan.

Nakatomi Plaza, from Die Hard

The exterior shots of the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard were actually of the Fox Plaza buliding in Los Angeles, Twentieth Century Fox's official headquarters. It also featured in Fight Club as one of the buildings brought down at the end.

The Cherry Street Inn, from Groundhog Day

This is the Cherry Street Inn where Bill Murray woke up to relive the same day over and over again in Groundhog Day. In real life it's called the Royal Victorian Manor and can be found in Illinois, not Punxsutawney.

The lobby, from The Grand Budapest Hotel

The inside of the Grand Budapest Hotel was actually filmed in an abandoned Art Nouveau department store in Görlitz, Germany. The director Wes Anderson and his team spent four months transforming the building into a giant film set, while the exterior shots of the powder-pink hotel were actually of a handmade miniature model.

Temple of Karnak, from The Spy Who Loved Me

Karnak is a maze of ancient Egyptian temples spanning over 100 hectares in Thebes, which is now known as Luxor. Here Bond and KGB Major Amasova follow Jaws through the giant columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall in The Spy Who Loved Me.

Victors' Living Quarters, from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

After winning the Hunger Games in the first film of the franchise, Katniss and Peeta find themselves visiting the victors' living quarters in the Capital. The building used was actually the stunning atrium of the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Atlanta.

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