Sunday, September 20, 2009

Spaghetti Western Locations

Rio Bravo Canyon is located near Aldea Del Fresno. It was the river scene used in “Fistful of Dollars” where the massacre of the American army patrol took place. The river are has also been used in countless other Spaghetti Westerns, usually as a symbol of the Rio Grande river which separates the United State and Mexico. When Silvanito and The Man with No Name are lying on the rise overlooking the river this is actually the highway and a small parking area is the location where they ride up to the location. You can find the exact spot by finding the small bridge opening connecting the parking area with the park by the river. Many Poplar trees have been planted in the area so it no longer resembles the sand river bank featured in the film. I've been to this location twice and the the first time the river was low but still full of water. The second time I walked across to the other side and never got my feet wet.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garring” Yasuda’s excellent website:

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