Famous Film Locations Around the World | Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach, California
Have you ever wanted to visit the fictional places portrayed in your favorite movie? While that brilliant fantasy world may not be real — many still use landscapes of this world, meaning you can visit them.
It may be hard to imagine how these locations look without all of that movie magic, but that makes them all the more interesting to visit. Read below for a list of sites any movie fan should see.
Did you love Mamma Mia? What about the beautiful scenery that stole the show every time they were outside? If the answer was yes to either of these questions, consider planning a vacation in Skopelos, Greece.
Al Khazneh, Petra, Jordan
Al Khazneh is a sandstone temple that made an iconic appearance in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. However, it appeared as the Canyon of the Cresent Moon in that movie. Despite the name change, this temple is authentic and a place you can visit. Though don’t expect to find a Holy Grail inside.
Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
The town of Hobbiton was designed and built specifically for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, the set was never torn down once filming was completed. Now, fans can take a guided tour through Hobbiton.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
For those looking for something a bit closer to home, there’s always Martha’s Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard was the scenic location where the iconic film Jaws took place. Any tour of Martha’s Vineyard will turn up many familiar sights.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland, UK
The mental connection between Glenfinnan Viaduct and Harry Potter is so strong that even Google has it labeled as such. This is the bridge that the train to Hogwarts so fantastically uses. It’s hard to believe that these tracks really exist and aren’t merely part of a fantasy world. Yet there are real and, once again, easily accessible to tourists.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Are you looking to follow in the footsteps of Rocky? Then perhaps consider visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Rocky famously ran up the steps. These stairs, consisting of seventy-two steps, have been dubbed the ‘Rocky Steps.’
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