Welcome to Desierto de Tabernas
Travel 30km north of Almería and you enter another world. The Desierto de Tabernas (Tabernas Desert) is a strange and haunting place, a vast, sun-baked scrubland of shimmering, dun-coloured hills scattered with tufts of tussocky brush. In the 1960s the area was used as a film location for Sergio Leone’s famous spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; and Once Upon a Time in the West), and still today filmmakers come to shoot within its rugged badlands. Many of its ‘Western’ sets have now been incorporated into Wild West theme parks, which make for a fun family day out.
The main town in the area is Tabernas, on the N340A road.