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New Normal Era
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Spanish film industry has returned to the new normal era. Several health protocols were implemented at the filming location to anticipate the spread of COVID-19. Some fixer in Spain crews seems to have resumed filming after the Spanish government relaxed activity restrictions related to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus.
Many health protocols were implemented at the filming location to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting from wearing masks, and face shields to implementing physical distancing or keeping your distance.
Both the crew and actresses are required to implement health protocols strictly. As is known, Spain is one of the countries in Europe that has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, implementing strict health protocols is considered to be one of the efforts to adapt amid this pandemic.
As is known, the entertainment industry in Spain, especially films and commercial advertisements, has returned to life in the new normal era. After implementing a lockdown for several months, the Spanish government began to relax activity restrictions which allowed people to return to their normal activities while still implementing health protocols.
The environment is so beautiful and rich in stories because every historical building like a castle is scattered in almost all small towns and big cities in this country. No wonder we often see its beauty in product advertisements worldwide.
Here are some iconic places that are often chosen.
Real Alcázar de Seville, Province of Seville, Andalusia
In the northern region of Westeros, you can find Castle Black and Winterfell with cold climates. Meanwhile, in the southernmost part, there is Dorne, which has a tropical climate.
The city of Seville is located in the southern part of Spain, Seville is also classified as having a tropical climate because in summer the temperature can reach 45 degrees Celsius.
Listed on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 1987, the splendor and beauty of the Real Alcázar de Seville are undeniable.
Roman Bridge, Province of Córdoba, Andalusia
The Roman Bridge is located in the historic area of Córdoba, Spain. This 250-meter-long and 9-meter-wide bridge can be found in front of the Mezquita which is also popular with tourists and has a large structure. It is said that several buildings, markets, and even small settlements can be found on the bridge.
Located right above the Guadalquivir River, this bridge was first built during the Roman occupation.
Although it was renovated several times in different centuries, the bridge structure that appears today is a reconstruction by the Moors in 918 when they ruled Córdoba.
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo, Basque
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe located on the Bay of Biscay, Bermeo, Basque appears to be the best location for a production company in Spain.
Somewhat different from other locations, this small island does not have a palace but a chapel dedicated to Saint John (San Juan) from the 10th century.
This historic site in northern Spain is also famous for its protected rock formations and surrounding biotopes. Present since the 9th century, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe has also been a silent witness to various conflicts that occurred in the bay and became a stronghold of the Spanish Empire from pirate rebellions.
Apart from that, this location is also famous for visitors on pilgrimage. An important part of the ritual is that when they reach the top, people ring the bell three times in the chapel above the island.
This site is quite challenging to visit. The only way to arrive is through the climbing route until finally reaching at the first step to the top of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Climbing the 241 steps is certainly not easy, especially if you look at the height and the winding path.
However, when I arrived at the top of the hill, my tiredness immediately vanished because I was treated to a spectacular view of Spain’s northern sea line.
Other filming locations in Spain include Guadalajara, Almería, Castellón, Navarra, Girona, Barcelona, Zumaia, and Cáceres. Each of these regions also has a long history and a variety of exotic Spanish architectural styles.