Mini Hollywood

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Squarish buildings made of wood and bricks surround a square, where horses and carriages gather.
Mini Hollywood's town square

Mini Hollywood or Oasys is a Spanish Western-styled theme park, located off the 364 km mark of the N-340 road,[1] near the town of Tabernas in the province of Almería, Andalusia. Originally known as Yucca City,[2] the set was designed by Carlo Simi and built for Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More in 1965.[3] It was also used as a set for other films,[4][5] such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).[4] After filming of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was completed, the extras in the project bought the set and ran it as a tourist attraction. They were later bought out by a hotel group.[6] The park features daily cowboy stunt shows, such as a mock bank raid and a re-enactment of the final moments of Jesse James. It also has a zoo with birds and big cats in cages.[7]

The Doctor Who episode "A Town Called Mercy" (2012) was filmed here and at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood.[8]

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  1. ^ Kennedy, Jeffrey (2006) [2004]. "Around Andalucía—Granada & Almería Provinces". Andalucia & Costa Del Sol. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-4053-0270-8. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Howard (2004). "Sundowner: An Introduction to European Westerns". Once Upon a Time in the Italian West: The Filmgoers' Guide to Spaghetti Westerns. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. p. xviii. ISBN 1-85043-430-1. 
  3. ^ Frayling, Christopher (2006) [1981]. "Preface". Spaghetti Westerns: Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone. New York, United States: I.B. Tauris. p. ix. ISBN 1-84511-207-5. 
  4. ^ a b 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. 
  5. ^ Campbell, Neil (2008). "Welcome to Westworld". The Rhizomatic West: Representing the American West in a Transnational, Global, Media Age. Postwestern Horizon. Nebraska, United States: University of Nebraska Press. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-8032-1539-9. 
  6. ^ Facaros, Dana; Pauls, Michael; McLean, Mary (2008). "Almeria Province: Around Almeria". Andalucia. Cadogan Guides (8th ed.). London, United Kingdom: New Holland Publishers. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-86011-389-5. 
  7. ^ Baskett, Simon; Brown, Jules; Dubin, Marc; et al. (April 2009). "Andalucía: Almería Province". The Rough Guide to Spain (13th ed.). London, United Kingdom: Rough Guides. p. 371. ISBN 978-1-84836-034-1. 
  8. ^ Spanish link for Oasys/Mini Hollywood [1] Retrieved 12 September 2012]

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Coordinates: 37°01′13″N 2°25′56″W / 37.020382°N 2.432244°W / 37.020382; -2.432244