The streets and corners of Madrid have been (and continue to be) the setting for multiple films and series.

From the legendary

La gran familia

to other more current ones, such as

La casa de papel

, numerous national and international productions have been shot in such emblematic places of the capital as the Plaza Mayor, Callao, the Metropolis building on Gran Vía or the Bank. from Spain.

The most fans of the Seventh Art now have several options to explore Madrid from a cinematographic perspective, through guided routes that reveal not only where famous scenes were filmed, but also the history of the first screenings, the first cinemas. ...

Within the Original Visits Program of Madrid that the City Council launched with the aim of inviting Madrilenians to enjoy the historic center of the city, the official guide Carmen Cuesta proposes a

Film Tour,

a walk through the center of the capital, through squares, streets and buildings that have been the protagonists of many movie scenes, some related to traditional culture, such as the multiple sequences in Almodóvar's cinema, and through other corners that, on occasions, international directors have transformed into Moscow streets, in Los Angeles hotels or White House rooms.

Chicote Museum, Madrid Destination.

The meeting point of this two-hour route (3 euros) is the

Plaza Mayor Tourism Center

. Right there, the Spanish film that was so successful is remembered,

La gran familia

(1962), whose most memorable scene is when little Chencho gets lost in the middle of Christmas in the Plaza Mayor. The Pasadizo de San Ginés; Puerta del Sol, where it is revealed that some scenes from

The Witches of Zugarramurdi

were filmed

(Álex de la Iglesia, 2013); the Casino de Madrid; the Chicote Museum, one of the most famous cocktail bars in Madrid, where actresses like Ava Gardner frequented; o Plaza del Callao, protagonist of

The Day of the Beast

(Álex de la Iglesia, 1995) o

Abre los ojos

(Alejandro Amenábar, 1997), are part of this guided tour.

Ideal Cinema

The tour has a stop at

La Carrera de San Jerónimo

, where in 1896 the first public screening of a film was held in Spain, in what was previously the Hotel de Russia.

Partners of the Lumiere brothers brought French productions to Madrid, which would go to see personalities from Madrid's high society.

There is also another stop in front of the

Ideal Cinema

(Dr. Cortezo, 6), the oldest in the capital, inaugurated in 1916. As of its opening, the rest of the important cinemas were installed on Gran Vía. Plaza de Santa Ana is the

Villa Rosa flamenco tablao

(currently closed), where scenes

from Almodóvar's

Tacones lejando


were filmed


Those interested in participating in this route, which ends in the Plaza de Callao, can reserve their ticket online here.

On May 15, the vacant places for the month of June will go on sale.

'The paper house', 'Velvet' or 'The cable girls'

Bank of Spain Shutterstock.

Where were scenes of television phenomena such as



Cable Girls


La casa de papel


? The

Cinema Tour through the series and film stages

, of the Civitatis excursion and guided activities agency, starts in the Plaza de Pontejos in Madrid to begin a route through the stages of numerous fictions. The Plaza de Callao, where you can see the famous Schweppes luminous poster, which stars in one of the most mythical scenes in

The Day of the Beast

; the Gran Vía, an authentic emblem of Spanish filmography and the setting for the



, or the

Telefónica building

, where

Las Chicas del Cable worked

are some of the stops on this hour and a half walk through the center of the capital.

Plaza de Santa Ana.

The legendary

Chicote bar

, very frequented by actors and film directors throughout history and a fundamental axis of the

Arde Madrid


(2018), the emblematic



and the

Círculo de Bellas Artes

, as well as the exteriors of the

Bank of Spain

, the one they assault in

La casa de papel

, also star in this route in which there will be plenty of anecdotes from the film industry in Madrid.

This itinerary can be done every Saturday at 5.30pm.

(price: 10 euros; children up to 11 years, 5 euros).

You can reserve a place here.

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