Sunday, November 7, 2010
Spaghetti Western Locations
Continuing with locations from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Although the exterior location for Mission San Antonio was Cortijo Del Fraile the interiors were filmed at another location called Monasterio de San Pedro de Arlanza near the town of Covarrubias. This location was under reconstruction when I was there in 2005. This monastery is not open to the public at this time. You can see the ruins of the building (San Pelayo Hermitage), seen through the window in Blondie’s room, on a hillside across a ravine from the monastery.
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/