A film set used for Spaghetti Western movies by director Sergio Leone has been put up for sale in southern Spain.
Eight hectares of land in the Tabernas Desert, in the south-eastern Spanish province of Almeria – used for Leone’s classic Western film ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ in 1968 – are now available to buy.
The set – now a thriving tourist attraction – was also used in movies such as ‘The Apache Kid’, ‘Buddy Goes West’, ‘Rustlers’, ‘Rhapsody’, and ‘Those Dirty Dogs’.
Jose Ruda, manager of the Rukasa Group property company, said: “We are talking about a unique asset with a lot of history and good memories. Many films have been shot here.
“It is a tourist attraction and projects can continue to be filmed there. The facilities also boast Indian and Mexican villages.
“It is a shame that the property has to be sold, but the owners are elderly and have already decided to take this step and enjoy a more peaceful life.”
The site, named Western Leone after the legendary Italian film director Sergio Leone, is currently used as a theme park for film buffs and as a shooting location.
The park features special attractions and horse riding shows to wow fans of classic Spaghetti Westerns and cowboy films of yesteryear.
As well as being a theme park and film studio, Western Leone is also used as a set for adverts of well-known car brands, communications companies, and even music videos.
Lebanese-British singer Mika filmed the video for his hit ‘Boum Boum Boum’ at the theme park.