The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Filming Locations

Location #1: Introducing Tuco

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Southwest of Tabernas, Almería, Spain

Location #2: Introducing Angel Eyes

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Caserio del Campillo de Doña Francisca, Almería, Spain

Location #3: Introducing Blondie


North of Manzanares el Real, Madrid, Spain

Location #4: Tuco almost hung / Maria brought back / Tuco beating the odds

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Mini Hollywood (Southwest of Tabernas), Almería, Spain

Note from the Webmaster: All ‘towns’, in the movie, except for the one where Blondie and Tuco fight Angel Eyes’ men were in reality the same set.

Location #5: Tuco is abandoned in the desert


West of Tabernas, Almería, Spaín

15 thoughts on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Filming Locations

  1. Ian McCarthy

    Most of the Spaghetti Westerns are filmed in Almeria Southern Spain and the Tabernas dessert and the town of El Paso is still there although only 3 of the buildings are original as in the early 1970s a storm blew down most of the temporary facades. In September I will be making my 10th trip. A show is put on for visitors to El Paso, Its great fun and worth the visit there is another site “Fort Bravo” across the other side of the main road. Many scenes have been filmed around the Area. I just Love “Amore Amor” the place. Ian

    1. Dale Gehman

      Are there professional or local guides to give you a tour of the many places where The Good, Bad, and
      Ugly was filmed? I would find it difficult to find the locations on my own, thank you.

  2. Seamus


    In June & July I will be checking out these locations from this great movie, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly…….. if anybody is joining, let me know


    1. Alan Scruton

      Hi Seamus…. just doing some research myself on the film… the good, the bad and the ugly.. lve been obsessed with it, since l was a kid.. lm planning a mini-trip next year 2020 to visit Sad Hill cemetery, flying into Bilbao, then staying a couple of nights in Burgos.. Prob over a weekend in May 2020… hiring a little jeap and making the 90 min drive or so, up into the mountains… the time and date may change, pending on when a friend of mine can get time off and/or if and when they plan to put events on…. feel free to hook up if you want.. if you wanna call me or text, as l am usually driving.. my number is 07764 928518…. prob get christmas out of the way first and then put the wheels in motion
      kind regards Alan from Hull

      1. Douglas Hill

        Alan, my name is Doug and I’m from Colorado USA. Just started watching GB&U.
        Searched film locations. I might be able to put together a trip in May. Be cool to hook up. Let me know what you think.

  3. Stewart Cole

    I visited the bridge location today and am walking from Santo Domingo de Silos (where I am now) to the cemetery tomorrow.

    1. Alan Scruton

      Hi Stewart… How did it go at the cemetary… a Friend and l are planning a visit to Sad Hill cemetery prob May 2020.. we are staying in Burgos tho’ and making the 90 min trek in a little 2 man jeep hired from Hertz.. l am just going to have a look at the rest of the locations on this amazin site… we are only staying over a long weekend so wont really get much chance to get down to Almera, as flying into Bilbao from Manchester… is the Bridge scene not that far from Sad Hill then
      kind regards

      Alan 07764 928518

  4. Mark

    I have read that the site where Tuco was first turned over to the law is actually in Italy, an old backdrop that had not been cleaned and looked appropriately dirty. And the site of the shoot out with Angel Eye’s men is a former set used by Jayne Mansfield to film Sheriff of Feactured Jaw; it was turned into a shelled city to replicate the actual Village of Peralta which the Yankees really did shell to pieces.

    1. Bernard Donnelly

      I’m 70 and would love to see parts of the G B & U. I live in Torrevieja for the winter. I’m 220 km from the desert scene in Almeria. I’d love to see it. Are there any guided tours from here. I don’t fancy driving with my wife for fear of getting lost.

  5. Peter Abbott

    The good the bad and the ugly, possibly the best western ever made, visited Burgos the final duel arena in May 2019 , fantastic to visit and quite emotional really, been to Tabernes once and decided must go again to this area as lots of scenes shot around this location.


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