Where was John Wick Chapter 2 filmed?

The first John Wick movie was an unexpected critical success, that is now on its way of becoming a franchise. Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel, assuming the role of the legendary professional killer. This time he's forced back into action by his former partner, who plans to take control of an obscure international guild of assassins.

We recognized instantly many of the filming locations only watching the trailer. John Wick Chapter 2 was filmed basically in Brooklyn and Manhattan areas of New York, in Rome (Italy) and Montreal (Canada). Here is a compilation of the most interesting locations and sets for this new symphony of violence:

John Wick filming locations
We start in New York, were john meets crime lord The Bowery King near Brooklyn Bridge.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Where did they filmed John Wick
The Beaver Building is the exterior of Continental Hotel, and the Cunard Building was used as the hall. Also Winston, the owner of the hotel, meets john on the roof garden of a Rockefeller Plaza building, with St. Patrick's Cathedral on the background. Image by Jaysin Trevino and Steven Bornholtz

John Wick filmed in New York
The huge Buddha statue belongs to the Tao Downtown nightclub in Manhattan.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment

John Wick shooting locations
After getting out from a metro station (actually located in Montreal), John has an exchange of shots with Common in the fountain of the plaza of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment

John Wick Metro station
The action continues inside the new PATH West Concourse at One World Trade Center station, a work of Santiago Calatrava. Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Derek D

John Wick 2 Locations
The Angel of the Waters overlooking the scene in Fountain and Bethesda Terrace, Central Park.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment

John Wick mirrors scene
The scene of the mirrors, one of the best (and most expensive) of the film, was shot in a studio in New Jersey.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment

John Wick 2 Montreal
In Montreal, the opening car chase scene was filmed in Saint-Catherine street, where the camera points at first to a well-known lingerie store. Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment

John Wick 2 Subway Station
The crew of John Wick 2 was also filming in the Place-des-Arts metro and square (pictured), in the Palais des congrès de Montréal, and MELS Studios. Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Jen Wen Luoh

John Wick Chapter 2 Rome
Now we move to the capital of Italy. The secret agents from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. also chose an accommodation with views to the massive Altare della Patria. The shoot was filmed from the top of the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali in Piazza Venezia. Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Where do they filmed John Wick
Reeve's production was also filming in the five stars Grand Hotel Plaza in the center of Rome. The facade for this building was filmed at the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento. Wick also walks in Piazza Navona before entering the Antica Libreria Cascianelli (an old book shop). Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment

John Wick where filmed
A big show stage was filmed in the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. The wonderful film The Great Beauty from Paolo Sorrentino, and the not so wonderful Zoolander No. 2 were also shot here.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Sébastien Bertrand

John Wick shooting locations
The atmospheric meeting of John and Gianna was filmed in a surviving domed pavilion at the Gardens of Sallust (Horti Sallustiani). These are the remains of some Roman gardens from the 1st century BC.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Lalupa - Map

John Wick shooting locations
John Wick and Common roll down and fight in the stairs of Scalinata dei Borgia in Rione Monti.
Image by courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Google Maps

John Wick 2 Museum
The GNAM (Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna) doubles for a New Yorker museum. I'm wondering if the artworks that are seen in this action sequence are the original from the gallery.
Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Fabrizio Sciami

Have you recognized other locations watching the movie? To complete this report, any feedback, suggestions or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

Finally we found and selected some very interesting items to help understand why the first John Wick installment has reached the status of semi-cult movie. For instance, someone has produced a replica of the coins used in the film!
Look at the price of this bloody variant of a Funko vinyl figure. Also there was an incredibly detailed and beautifully packaged Blue Ray edition currently unavailable. However, you can still get your hands on one of these cool movie posters


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  1. Where was the scene with the mirror taken? Is that a real place?

    1. No, it was all filmed in a studio in New Jersey.

  2. I'm trying to figure that out too lol

  3. The opening scene (with victoria secret sign) was filmed on St-Catherine Street in Montreal, I suspect. There is also a scene after the "path" in New York filmed in 'Places des Arts' Metro station in Montreal (where John is saved by the homeless man).

    1. Actually, that VS is on Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I'd know it anywhere as I go there often.

  4. I’m pretty sure the meeting between Santino and Winston with the large Buddhist statue was held at Tao Downton.

  5. Most of the scenes were shot in montreal. Easily recognizable places for someone who lives there!

  6. Replies
    1. The house is in a New York suburb, although the owners aren't fans of having people wandering around...

  7. Do you know where the giant double doors used as the exterior of the Continental are located?

  8. Where are the outdoor stairs that John Wick and Common tumble down for ages in Rome?

  9. The violin assassin was at the Place de Arts in Montreal, Canada

  10. What is the name of the very large circa late 1850's army painting, John and Santini meet in front of at the gallery? Santini claimed the artwork belonged to his father.

    1. I can't remember the artist, but it is in the museo nazionale d'arte moderne in Rome near the Borghese gardens. There is a salon with several of them and they are magnificent.

  11. where was catacombs fight/chase scene filmed?


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