The 5 Most Visited Real Movie Locations Around The World

Once in a while comes a movie, with astonishing locations, that find a place in your heart. They leave an ever-lasting impact on your mind. There are hundreds of such iconic sceneries that you come to associate with specific movies. You must have so many favourite locations from films that you would want to visit in person. 

It is possible to visit real movie locations and see them with your eyes and touch them with your hands. Here is our selection of 5 of the most visited movie spots from around the world

New Zealand and the Lord of The Rings

If you wish to visit and scale all the beautiful locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you will not have enough time. The best thing to do would be to visit New Zealand and explore the magnificent mountain ranges, unspoiled nature, and the homely Hobbit Holes.

The production team recreated 44 houses, and tourists can visit one of them. Some are just the facade, but others have the hole and are now permanent additions to the Hobbiton movie set. It is in Waikato, about an hour drive from Auckland.

Hobbiton™ Movie Set

Some of the other Lord of the Ring locations you can visit include:

  • The snow-capped Mount Sunday
  • Mt Ruapehu – Where you can find New Zealand’s largest active volcano
  • Waitomo Caves

Visitors can also choose to spend the night in a hotel designed according to the concept of a Hobbit village.

Xavier’s School from X-Men

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Hatley Castle

The X-Men superhero film series gave some of the most memorable characters in modern cinema. Professor Xavier’s School is one of the most iconic locations from the saga that comprises of a dozen movies. 

Hatley Castle in British Columbia, Canada was used as the outdoors for the Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Interestingly, the location first appeared in an X-men TV-movie in 1996 before becoming an integral part of the film series.

The producers chose to use some other sites for the school outdoors, including Parkwood Estate in Ontario and Casa Loma in Toronto.

Sicily and The Godfather

The Godfather has multiple meanings for different people. It can be about family, love, loyalty, and so many more values. Even with most of the scenes set in New York City, some of the events occur in the rustic settings of Savoca and Forza d’Agrò in Sicily. If The Godfather created a special place for the Sicilian locations in your heart, you should visit the Bar Vitelli in Savoca, where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia’s father for permission to marry her.

Savoca - Bar Vitelli, by Sergey Kelin | Forza d'Agrò, by Trolvag

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Görlitz Department Store, by Martin Püschel

The Grand Budapest Hotel was a delight, not just for its screenplay and cast, but also for its setting.

The atrium lobby of the hotel in the film is a magnificent location. You can visit the site today because fortunately, the movie played a significant role in saving the set from being demolished.

The atrium lobby is a department store in Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany. The chandelier, the staircases, columns, and the window are all real and part of the department store.

Petra, Jordan from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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The 2000-year old city of Petra in Jordan was the iconic location of the Temple of the Holy Grail in the famous Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

You can visit the Treasury at Petra and the sandstone canyon and find yourself at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Though, there is no certainty that you can find some magical grail or other hidden treasures there!

These are some of the most iconic and most visited real movie locations. You can also see them in person and relive the moments from your cherished movies.

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