Filming Locations Guide: Where was Assassin's Creed filmed?

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Assassin's Creed was filmed in Malta, Spain, and Pinewood Studios in England. The story takes place in the present day and in the 15th-century Spanish city of Seville.

This ambitious adaptation has been directed by Australian Justin Kurzel, who put a special effort into shooting on location as much as possible and using practical effects instead of creating stuff on a computer.

Assassin's Creed filming locations

The movie based on the famous Ubisoft franchise is not based on any existing video game. The plot, as well as its characters, is completely original.

Callum Lynch (played by Michael Fassbender) has the ability to get into the skin of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerja, thanks to a technology that unlocks genetic memories. Aguilar was a member of the mysterious Secret Order of Assassins and possessor of great skills, that can be used to fight the powerful Templar organization.

The film is also starring Jeremy Irons, Brian Gleeson, Marion Cotillard, and the Spaniards Javier Gutiérrez and Carlos Bardem.

Assassin's Creed Malta
We start jumping from building to building in the beautiful narrow streets of the old quarter of Valletta, in Malta.

The fight scene was shot on the roof of the Basilica of St Dominic. The production team transformed Merchants Street into an atmospheric and dark medieval Seville.

They masked road signs with fabric, covered the floor with sand, and decorated the area with stalls, carts, and other details.
Image by courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Valletta street
More locations in Valletta include the Grand master's Palace, the National Library, and St Augustine Church.
Image by Oscar Design

Assassin's Creed set location
Nobody expected the Spanish inquisition to be set in Fort Manoel, featuring splendid views of Valletta In the background. This part of the movie involved the participation of nearly 900 extras.

Assassin's Creed movie locations
At the other side of the bay, spectacular sets were built in Fort Ricasoli, like this Arabic-style courtyard with that air of Granada's Alhambra. Image by courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Assassin's Creed Lieux de tournage
Aerial view of the set that was assembled on the grounds of the fortress.
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Shooting scene camera palace
Screenshot from a scene filmed in the barracks of Fort Ricasoli, doubling as a palace in Seville.
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Assassin's Creed Drehort
The underground tunnels of Fort Delimara in Marsaxlokk were used for a chase sequence.
Image by Frank Vincentz

Assassin's Creed Seville
We continue with the filming locations for Assassin's Creed in Spain.

The Moorish bell tower of the Giralda is the most emblematic building of Seville. The shooting here was limited to aerial views to complement the sequences created by CGI.
Image by courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Locations filming seaside national park in Spain with a girl
The gorgeous Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, near Almeria, was used to film some natural scenarios.
Image by Jason Priem

Aguilar de Nerha on a horse in 15th-century Spain
More locations around Almeria include El Chorrillo in Pechina and the desert of Tabernas, where many other films and productions have been recorded, like Game of Thrones.
Image by courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Interior sequence Cathedral
Now we jump to England, inside Ely Cathedral, for a scene with Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard.
Image by Gary Ullah

Assassin's Creed Temple
The ceremony in the Knights Templar sanctuary at the end of the movie was filmed in the Freemasons' Hall of London.
Image by Jack1956

Abstergo Foundation headquarters
The Abstergo’s complex in Madrid, hidden inside a church, was built in the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios.

This massive set was made connecting all the rooms in a way that it was possible to shoot long sequences, without cutting the action.

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