Getting ready for a trip, watching movies set in the place where I’m headed gets me even more excited about the journey. I like this quick video that whizzes by some of the most famous sights in Barcelona. This song by the band Giulia y Los Tellarini may sound familiar: it was featured in the Woody Allen movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
The film visited locations near the Barceloneta neighborhood, the Picasso Museum in El Born, Pla de Palau, the Sagrada Familia, Montcada Street, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Las Ramblas which runs through El Barri Gotìc and the old city.
Some other excellent movies starring Barcelona include the quirky thriller Perfume: The Story of a Murder (2006); Salvador (2006), the bio of Spanish painter Salvador Puig Antich and Todo Sobre mi Madre (1999), famed Spanish director Pedro Almódovar’s tribute to women.