Madrid in Non-Spanish Speaking Cinema (1955-2020): Film Locations and th Tourist Gaze Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2022

start page

  • 421

end page

  • 427


  • 50

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1139-7861

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1989-4635


  • The article investigates the image of the city of Madrid and its relationship with the tourist gaze in non-Spanish-speaking films shot between 1955 and 2020. For the research, 606 clips from a selection of 40 feature films have been geolocated and analyzed. The study shows the distribution of filming locations in different areas of the city, with relevant con-trasts between the historic center of Madrid and other areas such as the Ensanche and the peripheral areas. Finally, it reflects on the relationship between the most frequent locations and the commonly recognized tourist landmarks in Madrid


  • madrid; city and cinema; urban imaginaries; filming locations; tourist landmarks; tourist gaze; ciudad y cine; imaginarios urbanos; localizaciones de rodaje; hitos turísticos; mirada turística; análisis espacial