Thursday, June 25, 2020

Spaghetti Western Location ~ Tembleque, Spain

Tembleque, is a village 40 kilometers south of Aranjuez (and 80 kilometers south of Madrid), it is located a short distance from the Andalusian Highway in a flat area typical of Castilla La Mancha. It remained intact and was characterized by the large 18th century church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, with a 17th century bell tower, and the suggestive Plaza Mayor. This square, quadrangular, on three sides has a building with a porch and a wooden terrace on two floors, which, in the past, starting from the sixteenth century, were used as stages for theatrical performances, spectacular religious ceremonies and bullfights. It is one of the most characteristic squares of Castile. Similar examples are found in Chinichon and Colmenar de Oreja. Tembleque's plaza Mayor is used as a set to represent Mexican towns in some scenes from "The Forgotten Pistolero" (1969), and in episodes of the TV series ‘Zorro’ (1990) and “What Am I Doing In the Middle of a  Revolution? (1972), in which the great church appears.

“The Forgotten Pistolero” (1969)

“Zorro” (1990)

“What Am I Doing In the Middle of a  Revolution?” (1972)

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