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The desert of Tabernas, Spain

The most arid zone of Western Europe.

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The Tabernas Desert Spain
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Tabernas Desert

Towards Granada, in the backcountry of Almeria, you will find the most arid zone of Western Europe, the Tabernas desert. Here it's like you are entering the 'far west'. Barren hills, dry vegetation, canyons and bright sunshine have made this place a perfect setting for many an Italian Western, notably 'A Fistful of Dollars,' directed by Sergio Leone. Two film sets, still in use for adverts and TV series, can be visited.

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The Tabernas Desert

The Tabernas Desert , Spain
A view of the Tabernas Desert

The Tabernas Desert in Almería, is a natural paradise which is more than 4000 years old.

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The Tabernas Desert , Spain
The arid hills of the Tabernas Desert

The Tabernas Desert is the largest desert in Europe. It is very dry and consists of nothing but rocks and dust.

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The Tabernas Desert , Spain
A lunar landscape

The desert hills offer a magnificent setting, with dunes and canyons stretching as far as the eye can see.

© Juan Jose Pascual / age fotostock
The Tabernas Desert , Spain
The perfect setting for a Western film

During the 1960's, Sergio Leone shot the majority of his Western films in this desert.

© Monika Guthy
The Tabernas Desert © EASYVOYAGE
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