The great filming locations of The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z filming locations
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The Lost City of Z is an adaptation of the best-seller book by David Grann, describing the quest of the British explorer Percy Fawcett in 1925. He and his son went missing in the jungle while looking for an ancient civilization. Fawcett was lucky enough to have survived a first expedition, in which he believed he saw a forgotten city. Now it turns out that modern archaeologists have found the remains of old urban settlements in the heart of the Amazon (named Kuhikugu), although this is another story.

Our movie follows the fascinating true adventures of this blend of Indiana Jones and late Victorian Aguirre, played by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim). The cast also includes Sienna Miller (Stardust, Burnt), Tom Holland (the new Spider-Man), and the former Twilight vampire Robert Pattinson. Director James Gray (The Immigrant, Two Lovers) is also the writer of the film.

The Lost City of Z was filmed basically in Colombia and Northern Ireland. Here are some of the most relevant filming locations of a complex production that required five weeks of shooting in each country:

Where was The Lost City of Z filmed
The film was shot on location in Colombia, using the Caribbean seaside town of Santa Marta as a base camp. Some scenes in the jungle were filmed on the Don Diego River in Tayrona National Park. An aboriginal town was set in the small community of Rio Ancho, near the tropical rainforest of Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta.
Image courtesy of Amazon Studios and Hugo Pardo Kuklinski

Where is Lost City of Z located
It so happens that this mountain range host a real Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for "Lost City"), abandoned during the European conquest and rediscovered in 1972. The trek to The Lost City of Teyuna is becoming a popular trail among backpackers, now that the area is safer than a few years ago. Image courtesy of Amazon Studios

Lost City of Z locations
The next shooting locations are located in Northern Ireland. The First World War battlefield of the Somme was recreated at Antrim Hills, outside Belfast, also used in Game of Thrones. Image by Oisin Patenall

Where is The Lost City of Z set
Pictured, the church of Ballintoy also in County Antrim, shot during filming of the movie.
Image by Chris Brooks

Where was The Lost City of Z shot
A scene was filmed in Greyabbey Village, near the shores of Strangford Lough.
Image courtesy of Amazon Studios

Where does The Lost City of Z take place
Also in County Down, The Lost City of Z was filmed in Castle Ward (pictured), Myra Castle, Downpatrick Railway Museum and at Bangor Castle Leisure Centre. Image by Damian Entwistle

Existed The Lost City of Z
The next locations are in Belfast. This scene was shot at the Titanic's Pump-House. The historic cruiser of the Royal Navy HMS Caroline was also used for filming. Image courtesy of Amazon Studios and Sergey Popov

Where was the movie The Lost City of Z filmed
Not far from there, Harland & Wolff HQ and Drawing Offices near Titanic Belfast were transformed into a hospital. Image by Brendan Rankin

The Lost City of Z shooting locations
The Methodist College Belfast served as the Royal Geographical Society headquarters.
Image by Tom Bastin

Where did they filmed The Lost City of Z
The Press Conference was held at Belfast City Hall.
Image courtesy of Amazon Studios and Google Maps

The Lost City of Z where filmed
Other filming locations included the Botanical Garden, the mansion Craigavon House located on Circular Road, and College Square North that was turned into a 1920s street. Image by William Murphy

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