and Cinema

The appeal of this area opened the door to super-productions in this land, as this was the first place that pictures were filmed in the province. Soon, tourist towns like Mojácar and Níjar became favourite film locations for important directors who, at first, used them for shooting biblical stories, such as the oustanding El Beso de Judas. The town of Carboneras did not lag behind and got in the limelight in the classic Lawrence of Arabia, which had one of the highest production budgets of the period, some 20 million dollars. In the area known as Algarrobico, a distinctively Mideastern town as built, an exact reproduction of the Jordanian city of Aqaba. Later, in inhabitants of Algarrobico were surely very surprised to see John Lennon of Beatles fame taking walks through theirs village when be collaborated in the filming of How I Won the War