Monday, 08 June 2015 11:54

10 Gorgeous Gran Canaria Locations That Made The Movies

With Wild Oats, Fast & Furious 6 and BBC series SunTrap all filmed in Gran Canaria, the island is becoming a red hot film location. Here are the ten top Gran Canaria filming spots where you might just bump into a film crew.

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Puerto de Mogán starred in the recent BBC crime comedy SunTrap starring Bradley Walsh and Kayvan Novak

 

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Puerto Rico beach and resort also featured heavily in SunTrap 

 

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The Maspalomas dunes featured in Spaghetti Westerns along with forgotten classics like the 1961 Italian Ulysses Against Hercules

 

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Confital Bay just north of Las Palmas city featured in the 1960's classic Moby Dick starring John Hurst

 

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And who could forget the 1964 Cliff Richard classic Wonderful Life, filmed on Maspalomas beach

 

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Scenes from Wonderful Life were also filmed in Las Palmas with the port as a backdrop

 

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More recently, Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore filmed Wild Oats in Las Palmas' Vegueta old town

 

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And in nearby Triana district at the grand Gabinete Literario building

 

Puente de Silva 0002 And who can forget the epic bridge scenes in Fast & Furious 6: filmed on the north coast Puente de Silva bridge

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The Caldera de Tejeda in the central highlands: Backdrop to When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth from 1970. This Oscar-nominated retro classic was referenced in Jurassic Park 

 

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Did you know there was even a 1934 film called Grand Canary (based on the AJ Cronin book of the same title) but that it was mostly filmed on Tenerife? 

 

For info on making films in Gran Canaria and the superb tax breaks you get, see the Gran Canaria Film Commission website.

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