Where was Wonder Woman filmed? - The real Themyscira Island location

Wonder Woman locations
Posted by Ra Moon
The new Wonder Woman film comes packed with a huge amount of locations (up to 38 according to location manager Charles Somers), across three different countries. The quest of Diana, princess warrior of the Amazons, is about to start when a plane crashes on the azure waters of her marvelous island.

The cast is headed by Gal Gadot (who already played this role in Batman v Superman) and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor (Captain Kirk from Star Trek Beyond). This is the first superhero blockbuster movie directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins.

Wonder Woman was filmed mostly in Italy and England. The scenes for the gorgeous island of Themyscira were based in Italy, in contrast with the dark male world set in the First World War, filmed in England. We tried to keep spoilers to a minimum for this selection of the movie's most relevant shooting locations.

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Themyscira Island
Most of the outdoor scenes for Themyscira were filmed in the south of Italy. The images from the island where Diana Prince comes from include lots of CGI, but are inspired in the Cilento coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The production was planning to film near the Natural Arch of Palinuro, but the local authorities considered that the area is not safe. The cliffs were added digitally for the scenes on the beach, filmed between the towns of Palinuro and Camerota in Spiaggia di Capogrosso, Mingardo, Capogrosso and cala d’Arconte. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Wonder Woman Ravello
The images from de island include lots of elements generated by CGI. This balcony overlooking the ocean was filmed at Villa Cimbrone, in Ravello (a lovely manor and gardens perched in a small town over Amalfi Coast).
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Adrian Scottow

Where is Themyscira
Many scenes from the Amazons' city were shot in Matera (Basilicata), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pictured, the square and church of San Pietro Caveoso during the days of filming, after and before CG effects.
Images courtesy of Warner Bros

Where is Wonder Woman island
Themyscira island is a collage of landscapes inspired in places from several parts of the world, from the islets of Ha Long Bay to the Tajo de Ronda bridge in Spain (picture below). Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Klomiz

Island where Wonder Woman was filmed
The grounds where the Amazons fight and train are also in a Valley near Matera.
Images courtesy of Warner Bros

Wonder Woman Island
The room where the sword is kept in the tower was filmed in the courtyard of Castel del Monte (near Bari in the Apulia region). The unique octagonal design of this 13th-century Castle is printed on the reverse of the 1 cent Italian euro coins. Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Paolo Macorig

Wonder Woman filming location
A few establishing shots were filmed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Wonder Woman Filming Locations in UK

Where was Wonder Woman shot
Much of the principal filming was also done in England. In London, the movie was shot in multiple locations, as Sicilian Avenue in Bloomsbury (pictured) or Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Frank V

Wonder Woman film locations
The production closed down two platforms in King's Cross Station and got a period 1940 vintage train for filming.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Where does Wonder Woman take place
The building of the High Commission of Australia in London (the Australian House) also appears in some scenes.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Google Maps

Wonder Woman filming Italy
The interiors for the German High Command gala was held at the Long Gallery of Hatfield House (Hertfordshire). This is a very popular filming location that was used in many movies and TV shows. Recently, it was also featured in the BBC and FX series Trust and also in the first season of Tom Hardy's black drama Taboo.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Esther Westerveld

Where did they film Wonder Woman
A shot from the set of Wonder Woman in Arundel Castle (West Sussex), transformed into a Belgian chateau.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Where was Wonder Woman set
Tilbury Fort (Essex) doubled as an Ottoman military camp.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros and Google Maps

Where was the movie Wonder Woman filmed
The area of the old port of the Tilbury-Gravesend Ferry terminal served as docks.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Locations for Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman was also filmed in the area of the docks and the grounds of St Margaret of Antioch Church in Lower Halstow (Kent). Other filming locations include the banks of the Thames in Southend-on-Sea (Essex), the Royal Air Force station in Halton (Buckinghamshire), and the former RAF Upper Heyford base, where one of the last action scenes was filmed. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Wonder Woman behind the scenes
Bourne Woods (Farnham, Surrey) is a very popular filming location for forest scenes.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Wonder Woman Island of Themyscira
Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden served as the base for the film’s production.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Wonder Woman drehort
The Belgian village of Veld was also entirely built in the studios.

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For further information we recommend the book The Art and Making of the Film, featuring fantastic photos from the set and the process of creating Themyscira island, concept art, and much more. The Entertainment Weekly Ultimate Guide to Wonder Woman includes behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie.
Also there is lots of merchandising available, from a detailed action figure to this full of wonder T-shirt:



  1. For the last image, the location you're looking for is the Long Gallery at Hatfield House, England - the gold ceiling is very distinctive! See: http://www.britainexpress.com/images/attractions/editor/Hatfield-5449-s.jpg

    1. Thanks, this room was also featured in Taboo.

  2. I'm sure Raf Halton was also used in the gas making chambers

  3. I live a ten minute walk from the Bourne woods and always immediately recognise them when I see them in movies. The first war scene in Gladiator was shot there among many, many other movies. It's a beautiful place and great for dog walking!


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