Star Wars may be about exotic lands of a galaxy far, far away, but the fact is that a lot of those locations are actual places on our own planet. Scroll through some of the sites where your favorite scenes were filmed. They definitely were not sound stages.
4. Death Valley National Park in California served as the location for R2-D2’s scene with the Jawas in Episode IV, as well as for exterior shots of Jabba’s palace in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Found mostly off Route 190.
5. Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain, gave the capital of Naboo, Theed an elegant feel.
6. Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy, was the perfect place to shoot Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker’s secret wedding.
7. Grindelwald, Switzerland’s dramatic mountain peaks made it into the backdrop of Princess Leia’s Alderaan in Episode III.
8. Phang Nga Bay near Phuket, Thailand, was used in Episode III for a backdrop in the Battle of Kashyyyk.
9. Tikal, Guatemala, was Yamin 4, the jungle moon that was the base of the Rebel Alliance.
The structures are ancient Mayan temples. Appeared in Episode VI and in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
10. Whippendell Wood of Watford, England, was the Episode I setting for Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s meeting with Jar Jar Binks in Gungan Forest.
George Lucas and crew traveled the world to bring the beloved saga of Star Wars to life. How many places will you visit?