For decades, Catalonia has been the chosen setting for directors and film producers to bring countless stories to life on the big screen. The region’s rich geographical and cultural diversity has provided endless natural and urban settings that capture the imagination of creators and spectators alike.
The narrow, Gothic streets of Barcelona, together with its modern Gaudí buildings, contrast with the expansive beaches of the Costa Brava and the lush forests of La Garrotxa. But beyond its natural settings, Catalonia has an infinite number of unique locations: centuries-old castles, charming villages, and hidden corners that have witnessed Catalan history and culture. The diversity of environments and backgrounds makes this region a perfect canvas for any film genre, from romances to thrillers.
The next edition of the Shooting Locations Marketplace, which will take place on October 17 and 18, will be a unique opportunity to discover in-depth what the Catalonia Film Commission has to offer. During this event, a wide variety of available scenarios will be presented, highlighting the richness and diversity of the region. This is a must-attend event for all film and television professionals in search of unforgettable locations.
Urbanity and nature make up the four provinces of the Community
Delving into the locations of Catalonia, we find the Parc Natural del Cap de Creus, a natural wonder of cliffs and sea views that has been the setting for national and international productions. On the other hand, the city of Girona, with its old town and imposing cathedral, has starred on multiple occasions, thanks to its historical and mysterious atmosphere. Nor can we overlook the monastery of Montserrat, whose rocky landscapes and panoramic views make it a dream place for any production.
The region has modern urban areas, ideal for contemporary plots, and a wide variety of parks and gardens that offer a green respite in the middle of the city. For example, the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, with its lake and monuments, offers a versatile stage for different productions. Likewise, the wineries and vineyards of Penedès provide an idyllic framework for narratives focused on tradition and wine culture.
Cultural diversity is another point in favour of establishing your location
Beyond the most iconic places, Catalonia is a treasure of lesser-known but equally fascinating locations. Small towns, traditional farmhouses, and landscapes that seem taken from a fairy tale await to be discovered and transformed into the perfect setting for any project. The combination of tradition and modernity, along with the geographical diversity of the region, make Catalonia an ideal option for creators looking for the perfect location.
The Catalonia Film Commission is not only an invaluable resource for the film industry because of its variety of scenarios and locations. It is, above all, a reflection of the rich cultural and geographical wealth of the region. For all those looking to capture the essence of a place in their productions, Catalonia offers a world of possibilities. And for those who wish to learn more about these locations, the next edition of the Shooting Locations Marketplace will be the perfect opportunity to immerse oneself in the cinematic heart of Catalonia.