Where is Narcos filmed?

Bad guys don't play by the rules. This is what makes them bad. Maybe that's what let's them win.

The third season of Narcos is here, continuing the story of the failed American War on Drugs. This time the Netflix series is developing the plot around the fearsome drug lords of the Cali Cartel.

Narcos was mainly filmed in Colombia, but also in the United States, Panama and Chile. The production required lots of different locations in Colombia. For the first two seasons most of the interiors were shot in Bogotá; the exteriors between this city and Medellín. Season 3 shifts the action to Cali and also to New York City.

We grabbed as much information as we could about the filming locations for this addictive series. Here is a selection of the most relevant places were Narcos was shot. There are some spoilers, but only up to the second season (anyway most of the facts are history), so proceed with care:

Narcos locations
Hacienda Napoles was the famous luxurious estate that served as general headquarters for Pablo, Before becoming an outlaw. It was originally located at Puerto Triunfo (Antioquia), but for filming it was used a property near the city of Villavicencio. Image courtesy of Netflix


Narcos city
Many scenes were filmed in Medellín, some at the same places were the real narcos operated, like the Barrio Pablo Escobar. In this neighborhood (situated in the district Santo Domingo Savio in Comuna 1), Escobar built hundreds of houses for the poor to gain their loyalty. Image courtesy of Netflix




Where was Narcos filmed
La Catedral was the well equipped and comfortable prison that hosted the Patrón and his men, after negotiating his surrender to the government. Hotel Escobar, as it was also known, was constructed near Medellín, south of Envigado (map). However, the series was not filmed there, and so far we couldn't find out where is situated this key the location. Any help with this one, please? Image courtesy of Netflix


Narcos Locations Colombia
Several scenes were shot at Casa de Nariño (Bogotá), the residence of Escobar's nemesis and President of Colombia, César Gaviria. Also there are scenes taking place at the National Capitol of Colombia, when Pablo is elected as a member of the House of Representatives. Image by Miguel Olaya


Where does Narcos take place
The funeral of Luis Carlos Galán was hold at the Central Cemetery of Bogotá.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Juan Carlos Pachón


Where is Narcos set
Some initial scenes and the kidnapping of Martha Nieves Ochoa where filmed in the colorful historical neighborhood of La Candelaria, in Bogotá. Image by Jack Zalium


Narcos Shooting locations
The Monaco Building in Medellín was one of Pablo’s hideouts.
Image by Google Maps


Narcos set locations
We also don't know yet the location of the building used to film the Police Academy Carlos Holguín in Medellín.
Image courtesy of Netflix


Narcos Medellin
Before being caught, there is a scene where Escobar enjoys an ice cream at Bolívar Park in Downtown Medellín.
Image courtesy of Netflix


Narcos Bogota
At the end of the second season, Pablo's family lived for a while at the Hotel Tequendama in Bogotá.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Where was Narcos shot
The production filmed Pablo's dead at only two blocks from the real place in Los Pinos area, near Girardot Stadium (Medellín). Image courtesy of Netflix


Narcos Cali
The third season is focused on the Cali Cartel and its four capos. Many exteriors were filmed in this southern city, in the Coltabaco building (pictured), Tequendama area and the center (Cayzedo square, Carrera 4 y 5).
Image courtesy of Netflix and Luis Alveart




Narcos season 3 filming location
The episode 6 of this new season was partly filmed in the colonial walled city of Cartagena, doubling as Curaçao.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Narcos drehort
Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations for Netflix series Narcos? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!


For further information we recommend you the books Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos and The Cali Cartel to go deep into the story of the real War on Drugs. Also here is a link to the great soundtrack of the series, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

If you're as much a fan as we are of Pablo's sweaters, you can find them in Amazon... Awesome! :D


  


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