|The desert landscape and climate that characterises part of the province made it an ideal setting for Western films, a feature that was especially taken advantage of beginning in the sixties. Because of the increasing demand for these locations on the part of the world's best film directors, quiete a number of Western towns were built near the Desert of Tabernas. Here, among others, films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars were shot.|
This Western town goes back to the sixties, the first one built in Almería, and was the setting for films like A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. Its yellow clay streets have held the imprint of the steps of directors and actors as outstanding as Henry Fonda, Orson Welles, Bridgitte Bardot and Harrison Ford. At this small re-creation of the wildest side of America, visitors will find the typicial Western saloons, the sheriff's office and even a bank of the epoch, and, of course, the famous stagecoaches.
|Decorados Cinematográficos Fort Bravo|
This set was built in 1963 to film For a Few Dolllars More, directed by Sergio Leone who cast Clint Eastwood in the starring role. Leone eas the film director who most preferred Almería for his films. Texas-Hollywood was also the backdrop for the classic The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and other more recent films such as Young Idiana Jones and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Film buffs can ride a horse through the town and visit re-creations of Fort Bravo-style Mexican and Italian village.
This town owes its name to the director who was instrumental in universalising the landscape of Almería as a film location, the Italian Sergio Leone, and who we can thank for creating the "spaghetti western" cult film genre. This is where Once Upon a Time in the West was filmed, directed by Leone and starring Claudia Cardinale and the legendary Henry Fonda, as well as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Treasure Island.