The great Sergio Leone decided to build a village in the desert of Tabernas for the shooting of ‘For a few dollars more’. That village, erected in Tabernas beside the Almería-Murcia road, was built in 1965. It is on the right, in the direction of Tabernas, after taking the carriageway. The current Oasys – MiniHollywood has gone through different stages. Its initial name was Poblado El Fraile, in honour of its first owner, Alfredo Fraile. Until the mid-seventies, it was a prime location for the westerns shot in Almería.
At the beginning of the eighties, the company Hoteles Playa recovered it for tourist purposes and ever since it has consolidated as a spot of interest for any tourist visiting the province, although it combines its touristic activity with the shooting of audio-visual productions. It is, along with the other two villages still existing in Tabernas, Fort Bravo and Western Leone, the best vestige of Almería’s film history.
Cortijo del Fraile, Níjar, Almería
The Cortijo del Fraile is located between Los Albaricoques and Rodalquilar, in the very centre of the Nature Reserve of Cabo de Gata-Níjar.The events that inspired works as...
Tabernas desert, Almería
Located only 19 miles away from the capital of Almería, this protected Nature Reserve with a surface of 108 square miles, is one of the most portraited landscapes in films,...