If we have enjoyed the experience of following the steps of Mr. James Bond, we can do so in other Andalusian province: Almeria. Right here it took place the shooting of '007: Never Say Never Again' with Sean Connery practicing snorkel on the beaches of Palmer and Escullos. The nearby Cabo de Gata and the Dunes also hosted the impressive set of 'Lawrence of Arabia' which employed more than 1000 movie extras. The overwhelming scene of a train flying through the air takes place here. And we said dunes because the Tabernas Desert in Almeria is the only desert area of Europe. In the golden age of western movies many of the directors chose this location for their shootings. Years later, the acclaimed Steven Spielberg also chose this place to film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. Action in southern Spain.
While it is true that movies can open borders and discover unknown places, sometimes directors make a mess with some mistakes that the local population can not forgive even if they try. Such is the case of 'Knight and Day', filmed with great anticipation in Seville and Cadiz. In it, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz live the famous San Fermin festivity and the running of the bulls in the streets of Seville (San Fermin is celebrated in Pamplona, northern Spain and many miles from the Andalusian capital), and they also perform a thrilling race in bike from a central street in Seville to the port of Cadiz... 125 miles in 2 minutes!