Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Spaghetti Western Locations
In “For a Few Dollars More” after the El Paso bank robbery, the gang meets up and Indo decides to hide out in Agua Caliente where they will wait for things to calm down before splitting what is inside the safe. The location for Agua Caliente is a village called Los Albaricoques north of Almeria. The village looks much like it did during the time Sergio Leone and crew were here. As you can see the old road still leads up to the village. The ugly tarp of one of the the ever-present greenhouses is seen on the right. This village was also used for the opening of “Fistful of Dollars” when Clint rides into San Miguel. You can actually stay at a hostal-restaurant called The Alba and spend a few days walking the same streets, Sergio, Van Cleef, Eastwood and Volonte walked. Give the proprietor Manuel my best wishes and thank him for helping restore many of the attractions in the village.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garringo” Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/