Castell - Platja d'Aro

Castell-Platja d’Aro is a municipality on the Costa Brava formed by the villages of Platja d’Aro, Castell d’Aro and S’Agaró, and is geographically situated just a few kilometres from the French border, Girona and Barcelona; with nearby transport connections (airports, high-speed train, motorways).

Its range of possibilities as a film set lies in the combination of cosmopolitanism, the seafront and the tourist services of Platja d’Aro; the medieval charm of historic Castell d’Aro - declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest; and the elegance of S'Agaró, an area where modernista architecture and nature come together in equilibrium, encircled by the ‘camí de ronda’, the coastal path that forms the promenade.

Thanks to this diversity, professionals can find various attractive elements for their productions: open air locations (small coves with rocks and pine trees close to the water, stone churches, shopping streets full of light and colour, a nature park for birdwatching, etc.), public facilities (sports facilities, gardens and green areas, etc.) and private areas (a water park, hotels, the marina, amusement parks etc.).

It has been the setting for historical films such as Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (with James Mason and Ava Gardner), Mr. Arkadin or Confidential Report (directed by Orson Welles), The Spanish Gardener (with Dirk Bogarde) or Suddenly, Last Summer (with Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Katherine Hepburn); contemporary films such as Nicholas and Alexandra (with Lawrence Olivier, Jack Hawkins and Michael Redgrave), or Valentino (with Rudolf Nureyev); and those of today such as The Sea Inside or Mar Adentro (Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004) or The Promise (with Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale).

Any company interested in filming in Castell-Platja d’Aro should get in contact with the City Council, which also acts as an intermediary with other local agents.

Filming request contact

Carolina Treviño

Comunicació - Ajuntament de Castell - Platja d'Aro

filmcommission@platjadaro.com

+34 972 804 205

Address

Carrer Mn. Verdaguer, 4

17250 Castell-Platja d'Aro,
Girona