Western Leone

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Western Leone is a Western-style theme park in the province of Almeria, Andalusia (Spain). Located at the 378.9 km mark on the A-92 motorway,[1] it is the smallest of three such theme parks in the Tabernas Desert; the other two are Mini Hollywood and Texas Hollywood. Western Leone was originally built to film Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968);[2] the large red house, around which much of the scenes in the film revolve, is maintained as an attraction, along with other buildings of a Western town.[3] It has also been used to film other spaghetti westerns.[2]

In 1970, a fortress was built a short distance from Western Leone. This structure was used as a set for El Condor and later films. The fortress fell into disrepair by 1986.[4]

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  1. ^ Kessler, Michael; McLean, Mary; Renouf, Norman; et al (2008). "The Costa del Sol". In Harmsen, Debbie. Fodor's Seville, Granada & Andalusia (1st ed.). New York, United States: Fodor's Travel. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-4000-1868-0. 
  2. ^ a b Symington, Andy (April 2007). "Excursions The Wild West". Footprint Andalucía (5th ed.). Bath, United Kingdom: Footprint. p. 412. ISBN 978-1-904777-63-2. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Andrew (April 2007). "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly". National Geographic Traveler (New York, United States: National Geographic): 80. ISSN 0747-0932. Archived from the original on April 12, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Moya, José Enrique Martínez (1999). "La Fortaleza de «El Cóndor»" [The Fortress of El Condor]. Almería, un Mundo de Película [Almería, A World of Film]. Almería y Los Almerienses (in Spanish) 11. Almeria, Spain: Almería Studies Institute. p. 367. ISBN 84-8108-169-8. 

Coordinates: 37°01′56″N 2°26′47″W / 37.032210°N 2.446411°W / 37.032210; -2.446411