In this article we want to show you some original locations in Catalonia. Unique places that can make a big difference in your production.
We will go from the remnants of ancient civilizations to industrial spaces and even supercomputing centers. Will you join us discovering them?
Ruins of ancient civilizations
Catalonia is a region of Spain that has more than 300 archaeological sites that have been declared Cultural Assets of General Interest and some have been included in the World Heritage list.
With this in mind, we can find prehistoric, Iberian, Greek and also Roman sites. Among the most important ones we have the Roman city of Tarraco, the Greek and Roman city of Empúries and also the ruins of Barcino, which is the Roman Barcelona.
Cemeteries are usually strange, lonely spaces, away from the day to day of society. Inside them there are hidden curiosities with a wide historical and artistic heritage. Some stand out for their architecture, others for their location or even the stories we are told about them.
In Catalonia we have very diverse cemeteries. For example Olius is very integrated with nature and has a modernist style. In Arenys de Mar we have a cemetery located on a hill overlooking the sea, decorated with nautic inspirations. In Barcelona we have the cemetery in Poblenou, the first one that was built outside the city walls.
If you are looking for a location that inspires mystery, you can choose some of the abandoned places that you can find in Catalonia. Some of them harbor terrifying legends and others have simply been forgotten by time and are now an attraction for the bravest.
Among our abandoned locations we have spas, castles, stately buildings, hospitals, hotels, casinos, amusement parks, water parks, discos and even entire villages.
Air Raid Shelters
Barcelona had 1,400 air raid shelters, although only a few are currently accessible. These are bunkers a few meters underground that can be accessed through stairs in a block of flats or directly from the street level. Their ceilings were designed with the “Catalan vault” which helped resist the impact from the bombings and their entrances were built in such a way to protect from machine gun fire.
The 307 refuge in the Poble Sec neighborhood is a good example. We can also find one at the Plaza del Diamante and la Plaza de la Revolución, in Gracia, or even the one at Palau de les Heures, in Montbau. In addition, On Locations can also give you access to the many privately owned shelters that can be found usually in private estates.
In Catalonia there are many amusement parks of all sizes and styles that can surely meet the needs of your audiovisual production.
Here you can find amusement parks such as Tibidabo, Ferrari Land or PortAventura Park and also water parks, aquariums with shows, wind tunnels, entertainment centers dedicated entirely to sports and of course, lets not forget, the emblematic Catalonia in miniature.
Catalonia has some excellent football stadiums including the Camp Nou, in Barcelona, Montilivi in Girona, Nou Estadi in Tarragona and also the RCDE Stadium in Cornellà de Llobregat.
As for mythical sports facilities we can offer you the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium and, although it is not specialized in sports, Palau Sant Jordi also hosts numerous sporting events every year.
Barcelona currently has 44 municipal sports centers, 14 specialized sports facilities, 37 soccer fields and 22 sports courts or pavilions.
In addition, Catalonia has many Olympic swimming pools, the Montmeló automotive circuit, athletics tracks and baseball and american football fields. Tell us what your production needs and we will find the ideal location!
In Catalonia we have many industrial spaces of various styles. From abandoned factories to warehouses with the latest technology.
Your productions can also be done in former industrial towns – entire villages built around a factory where the workers and their families lived. They had all kinds of industrial infrastructure that is still perfectly preserved.
Natural spaces, Parks and gardens
In Catalonia we have countless natural spaces, parks and gardens to locate your audiovisual production. If you are looking for a variety of flora we can offer you the botanical gardens of Cap Roig. We also have great botanical gardens in Blanes and Barcelona. For an urban green spot you have the Labyrinth of Horta, Mossèn Costa i Llobera park and also the gardens in Palau de Pedralbes or Cervantes Park.
The most stunning natural areas are the national parks like Aigüestortes, the Caminos de Ronda, Cap de Creus, Congost de Mont-Rebei, Fageda d’en Jordà, the volcanic area of La Garrotxa, Delta del Ebro, and also the many beaches that cover our coast.
In terms of original transport locations, Catalonia has several funiculars, trains, trams, cable cars, steam locomotives, hot air balloons … As you can see, the options are endless…
Tell us what you are thinking of shooting and we will look for the location that best suits the needs of your production.
Catalonia has a large sample of buildings from different eras and diverse architectural styles. In Barcelona we can find the Agbar Tower, the Encants Market, the W Hotel and also the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
Around Catalonia we have the labyrinthic Walden 7 building, the 3 Chimneys, the Autonomous University Campus and you can shoot at multiple palaces and castles from different time periods.
Now that you know a little more about the locations that Catalonia offers you, contact On Locations and we will help you with your next audiovisual production.