The city of Zaragoza has witnessed countless historical and cultural events that have left their mark on its architecture, its streets, and its people. This heritage and cultural wealth have not gone unnoticed in the world of cinema.
To boost this sector, the Zaragoza City Council has initiated an ambitious project called Zaragoza Film Office, whose purpose is to promote the shooting of audiovisual productions in the city.
The Zaragoza Film Office not only serves as a tool to facilitate the shooting of productions of different calibres, such as movies, series, documentaries, and commercials but also acts as an intermediary for recordings that require various permits and authorisations.
This project is integrated into the Office of External Projection, reaffirming the City Council’s commitment to Zaragoza’s cultural and artistic projection.
In the next edition of the Shooting Locations Marketplace, taking place on October 17 and 18, attendees will have the opportunity to thoroughly understand the proposal that Zaragoza Film Office brings to the world of cinema and television.
All kinds of locations for all kinds of productions
Zaragoza is not only known for its rich history and cultural legacy but also for the variety of shooting locations it offers.
The city features iconic buildings such as the Basilica del Pilar, the Palace of La Aljafería, or the Cathedral of La Seo, which are not only a testament to the architectural grandeur of the past but also ideal settings for any production seeking a historical or regal touch.
But it’s not all historical architecture. Green areas like the Macanaz grove or the J.A. Labordeta park offer open, natural spaces, ideal for outdoor scenes, while places like the Barranco de las Almunias and the Steppes of Torrecilla de Valmadrid provide unique natural landscapes that can serve as a backdrop for a variety of film genres.
Taking a more urban turn, the Old Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Centre of Zaragoza, as well as palaces and museums, can be perfect settings for urban dramas, romantic comedies, or period films.
And we must not forget the port areas and the emblematic streets of downtown Zaragoza, which have starred in renowned films and series.
Decades of cinema: Experience at your service
Over the years, the city has been the setting for notable films such as King Vidor’s “Solomon and Sheba,” Emilio Martínez-Lázaro’s “Secondary Roads,” and more recently Pilar Palomero’s “The Girls.” This cinematic tradition, together with institutional support through the Zaragoza Film Office, positions Zaragoza as a top filming destination in Spain.
For those interested in filming in Zaragoza, it is essential to know the necessary authorisations according to the complexity of the shooting: Zaragoza Film Office has established categories such as low, medium, and high complexity audiovisual activities, each with its respective requirements and application deadlines.
These details ensure that filming is carried out efficiently and respectfully towards the city and its inhabitants.
Zaragoza, with its historical, cultural, and natural richness, together with the support of the City Council through the Zaragoza Film Office, presents itself as an ideal destination for any audiovisual production.
We invite all those interested to discover the opportunities that this beautiful city has to offer at the upcoming Shooting Locations Marketplace. Zaragoza waits with open arms for the world of cinema.