Turillas is located between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra Alhamilla off of the A 370 highway. The landscape here is almost identical to that of the Arizona desert, yet it's surrounded by almond trees, olives and green fields. The nearby Sierra de Alhamilla is a natural beauty spot which contains a wood of Holm Oak, pine trees and some excellent bird watching points. This small Spanish village sits high on the side of a mountain and you must drive up a winding road to reach the location. The church here was in ruins when Sergio Leone used it for the interior shots where El Indio assembles his gang and preaches his sermon on the carpenter. Sergio gave the church a large donation for its use that the congregation was able to restore the church to what you see today.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garring” Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/
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