Where was Assassin's Creed filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations

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Assassin's Creed was filmed in Malta, Spain, and England. The story takes place in the present day and 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 the Animus, 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.

Michael Fassbender as Cal Lynch

The film also stars Marion Cotillard (Dr. Sofia Rikkin), Jeremy Irons (Alan Rikkin), Ariane Labed (Maria), Charlotte Rampling (Ellen Kaye), and the Spaniards Javier Gutiérrez (Tomás de Torquemada) and Carlos Bardem (Benedicto).

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to all the filming locations of Assassin's Creed.

Assassin's Creed castle
The exterior of the castle in 1492 Andalusia where Aguilar de Nerha is accepted into the Assassin Brotherhood is the 16th-century Calahorra Castle in the province of Granada, Spain.

The Renaissance fortress has a beautiful square courtyard surrounded by two floors of galleries.
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Assassin's Creed house
The scenes taking place in Baja California (Mexico) in 1986 were filmed at La Almadraba, a small salt industry settlement in the gorgeous Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, Spain.

The church, pictured, is the Church of La Almadraba de Monteleva or Las Salinas.
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Huntsville Texas
The aerial view of the Huntsville Department of Criminal Justice in Texas is actually the Penitentiary Center of Almeria.
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The Abstergo Foundation building

Abstergo Foundation headquarters
The interior of the modern Abstergo Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Madrid was built at 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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Templar Grand Master
The scene with Templar Grand Master Tomas de Torquemada, back in 1492, was filmed at El Chorrillo in Almeria (Spain).

This is an old Spaghetti Western set located in the desert adjacent to Sierra Alhamilla, where many films have been shot since the 1960s.
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Assassin's Creed Drehort
The wagon chase scene was filmed nearby, at the Desert of Tabernas, also a very popular location where all kinds of productions, including HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, have been recorded.
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The Grand Templar Hall

Grand Templar Hall
The Grand Templar Hall that appears in a scene with Alan and Ellen and where it takes place the ceremony at the end of the movie was filmed at the Freemasons' Hall of London.

Located in the heart of London’s West End, this opulent Art Deco building was erected between 1927 and 1933.

The headquarters of the Masonic Lodges was also featured in Hobbs & Shaw.
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Malta doubled for Sevilla in Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed Malta
Nobody expected the Spanish inquisition to be set in Fort Manoel, featuring splendid views of Valletta, Malta, in the background.

This section of the movie involved the participation of nearly 900 extras.
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Leap of Faith
The rooftop chase with Aguilar and Maria was filmed on the beautiful narrow streets of the old quarter of Valletta.

The fight scene pictured was shot on the roof of the Basilica of St Dominic.
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Assassin's Creed Seville
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.
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Aguilar de Nerha
The big window of the church is actually the corridor between the Grand Masters' Palace and the National Library.
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Tomas de Torquemada
The barracks of Fort Ricasoli, on the other side of the bay, doubled as the palace in Seville where Aguilar and Maria get into.

The underground tunnels of Fort Delimara in Marsaxlokk are also featured in the sequence.
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Moorish bell tower
The famous Giralda tower was added to the scene via CGI. This Moorish bell tower is the most emblematic building of Seville.

The shooting in Seville was limited to establishing shots of the city's skyline.
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Abstergo Animus Sofia
The meeting between Sultan Muhammad XII and Torquemada was also filmed at Fort Ricasoli in Malta, where an impressive Arabic-style courtyard set that resembled Granada's Alhambra Court of the Lions was built.

Assassin's Creed Drehort
Aerial view of the set that was assembled on the grounds of the fortress from the behind-the-scenes video.

Assassin's Creed Lieux de tournage
This is one of the bridges over the Valletta Ditch located between the old city and Floriana.

The very short battle scene that appears when Cal is connected to the Animus for the first time was also recorded here at the ditch.
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Columbus' burial vault
The interior of Seville's Cathedral was filmed at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, England.

The spectacular octagonal lantern over the crossing of the structure was built in 1340 after the collapse of the old tower.
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Apple of Eden building
After the Templar ceremony, the movie ends with the assassins on top of the clock at the Shell Mex House building in London.
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  2. That was the "final" location in the movie, it was set in London, United Kingdom at the Freemason's Hall near Covent Garden

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  4. This was a wonderfully informative entry and it augmented my enjoyment of the film. Thank you!


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