The magic of the silver screen makes movies seem larger than life. Therefore, it is hard to believe that the locations for some movie sets are real-life places. Why not follow in the tracks of your favorite big-screen characters by exploring these breathtaking travel destinations that are the sites of famous movie sets? It may be the best way to get into the minds of your beloved characters.
If you are looking for a holiday destination, these places should be on your radar. Exploring these movie sets will give show you what the crew had to go through to make the film. Hopefully, by visiting these sites, you will have a greater appreciation for the movie.
If you are curious about what sites you can visit on your next trip, keep reading. Here are some of the top travel destinations that double as movie sets. If these places are great enough to be in movies, they will surely make beautiful vacations.
St Vincent And Dominica: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
This second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean Series was shot in the lush, tropical jungle of Dominica. Dominica’s northeast coast provides the background to some of the key scenes in the film, which includes the boat scenes that were shot on the Indian River.
The sets were centered on Soufriere and Vielle Case and some of the scenes were shot in locations like Pointe Guinade and Hampstead Beach. All of these spots would make incredible destination points.
Evergreen Plantation, Louisiana, USA: Django Unchained
If you’re a history buff, then you’ve most likely watched the famous Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained. However, what most people don’t know is that the Evergreen Plantation was picked as a location because it is an actual sugarcane plantation where slaves worked in the 1930s. The house opens for tours daily except on Sundays. Tour times are at 9:30 am, 11:15 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:45 pm.
Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue Philippines: Avengers Infinity War
If you’re a fan of Marvel movies, then you’ve probably watched Avengers Infinity war. The last scene of the movie features the main antagonist, Thanos, walking outside his hut as he stares at the sunset. This iconic scene was shot in the majestic Batad Rice Terraces of Banaue. Moreover, the locals call this area ‘Stairs to Heaven’ because of the stunning, ascending stairs of rice fields. However, the best time to visit is from April to May and October to November when the terraces are at their greenest.
Skopelos, Greece: Mamma Mia!
Skopelos is a beautiful Greek island in the Western Aegean Sea where the famous musical, Mamma Mia! was shot. The film’s central location in Skopelos was Kastani beach on the South West Coast. Although the town is small, its beautiful sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery are sure to charm anyone who visits the island.
Savoca, Sicily, Italy: The Godfather
Channel your inner mafia by visiting Savoca, Sicily in Italy. This village has gained fame as a Mafia stronghold and for being the location of the critically acclaimed film, The Godfather. Over the years, Sicily has welcomed thousands of tourists. Ultimately, many visit the exact locations where The Godfather was filmed.
Sicily contains a cluster of buildings that cling to the sides of the hilltops. Further, the beauty of the hillside, the spectacular views over the coast, and the charm of the village make this a popular tourist destination in Italy.
Watching a movie and admiring the scenes from home is always enjoyable. However, getting to go there yourself and experiencing the magic of the movie sets is an out-of-this-world experience. Therefore, seeing these sites in person makes all the difference. We hope you can visit some of these sites and enjoy the scenery!