Parque Nicolás Salmerón
Parque Nicolás Salmerón, back then called Parque José Antonio, was the filming location for the scenes of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ capturing the moment when the Arabs left the city of Damascus, which involved numerous extras and horses. Cameras were placed in the terrace of a building next to the steps off Calle de la Reina. Other scenes in which Almería was disguised as Cairo were also shot there. A tram line was installed on one side of the road over a 165-yard stretch, on which a tram loaded with people was circulating towed by a tractor. The scene involved many extras dressed up in Moorish clothing, motorbikes and donkeys.
In ‘Patton‘, it was used to shoot the triumphal entrance of the allied armies lead by the General in the city of Palermo. For the shooting, the garden area was removed and the square was covered with sand to protect the floor.