6 incredible Star Wars filming locations
Well, objectively, this article probably won’t be for everyone. However, we are fans and that is why we have prepared a list of places where our beloved Star Wars were filmed. Not all the amazing places were computer graphics. So, for example, you can diversify your trip a bit when you are at one of the places where the heroes of not only the latest work were here.
Skellig Michael, Ireland
The epic peak of Episode VII from 2015 was filmed on the ruins of a 7th-century monastery which we can find on the steep cliffs of the Irish island of Skellig Michael. The latest The Last Jedi returns to this unique filming location when Rey sets out in search of the missing Luke Skywalker. But we wouldn’t want to climb up and down every day, and what about you?
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
Despite the fact that most desert scenes are filmed regularly in Tunisia, at Rouge One, the filmmakers decided to use the environment of Jordan’s arid wastelands as the land of Jedha. Of course, Jedha is the spiritual home of the Jedi, which is of incredible value, but let’s be honest, Wadi Rum enjoyed even more attention when The Martian with Matt Damon was filmed here.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
How many times have we written about this Bolivian treasure? One hundred times? Never mind, this place still seems so incredible to us that we would mention it peacefully a million times. In addition, this salt flat hosted a significant scene from the latest work, The Last Jedi. We won’t spoil anything, just really run to the cinema so we can talk about it next time!
Lake Como, Italy
Last year, during our wanderings around Milan, we naturally wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, which led us to this blue gem surrounded by the Alps. Apart from us, Lake Como apparently enchanted the filmmakers of Episode II, as the local villa Balbianello became a refuge for hiding Anakin and Padme.
In The Phantom Menace, it was in these historic African homes that little Anakin Skywalker slaved before meeting Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. All houses are still inhabited, have typical vaulted ceilings and are part of the traditional Berber fortified buildings.
This Mediterranean location is popular not only with the filmmakers of the Game of Thrones series, but also with those from Star Wars. The medieval city on the cliff, surrounded by stone walls, was perfect for the bourgeois casino paradise Canto Bight in The Last Jedi. For the locals, the newly created popularity is both a happiness and a problem. Tourism is flourishing more and more, but sometimes too much, and the citizens of Dubrovnik are becoming dissatisfied with the hustle and bustle of the city.Photo source: Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Unsplash.com