Where was Jack Ryan filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations

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Jack Ryan, the less glamorous American James Bond, is a character born out of the novels of Tom Clancy. His stories have been portrayed in 17 books and adapted five times on the big screen (The Hunt for Red October or Patriot Games).

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan was shot in Washington, Paris, Marrakesh, and Montreal. Season two added new locations in Colombia, Russia, and London. The new season 3 was also filmed in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and Greece.

John Krasinski in Jack Ryan

John Krasinski, known as the nice guy from the American The Office comedy series, leads the cast of this action thriller. Krasinski's career is on the rise after his terror film series A Quiet Place achieved unexpected success.

Welcome to our (almost) spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

You’ll find the locations more or less in order of appearance, with the new season 3 updates below in the report.

The season one locations

CIA Original Headquarters
The establishing shots of Washington D.C. feature views filmed in and around Georgetown University and the Potomac Boat Club.

The first season focuses on the younger years of Jack when he is still working at a desk job as a CIA analyst.

Jack's office, the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, is the actual CIA Original Headquarters Building constructed in the mid-1950s.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Jack Ryan locations
The waterfront mansion where a coast guard helicopter calls Jack to duty is the Holly Beach Farm in Annapolis, Maryland.

The 26 acres Classic Colonial Revival estate, built in 1908, is located in Chesapeake Bay, near Sandy Point State Park.
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Where is Jack Ryan filmed
A large section of season one was filmed in France. The 16th-century Gothic church of Saint-Merri, located on the Right Bank, hosted one of the scenes shot on location in Paris.

Also, some action scenes were filmed on the streets of the 20th arrondissement of the French capital.
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The production filmed some more scenes using Parisian landmarks like Les Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, and even the Emily in Paris restaurant as a backdrop.
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Middle-East location castle
Morocco doubled as the Middle-East countries: Yemen, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.

According to KFTV, everything was filmed in Marrakech, the region of Tensift El Haouz, and in the coastal cities of Essaouira and El Jadida.
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Locations Morocco Essaouira
The real location of the Gulf of Aden scene in Yemen from the second episode is the port of Essaouira, located on Morocco's Atlantic coast.

This historic walled city was also a featured location in John Wick 3. Image courtesy of Amazon - Map

Lieux tournage Montreal
The studio shots of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan were headquartered in Montreal.

The season one finale's metro station is De La Concorde station in Laval, Quebec.
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Season Two

Filming series Bogota
All the scenes taking place in the evil banana republic of Venezuela were actually shot in Colombia.

The National Capitol doubled as the Caracas Miraflores Palace, located in the heart of Bogota.

The 15th birthday celebration of the president's daughter (and the riots in the last episode) were filmed in San Francisco Palace.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: National Capitol - San Francisco Palace

Filming Exterior hotel La Candelaria
The hotel where the good and noble boys from the Pentagon are staying is the Teatro Colón, in the colorful historical neighborhood of La Candelaria.

La Penela Restaurant from the third episode is a real eatery, located at Calle 69a with Carrera 5.
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Jungle scenes Jack Ryan
Some scenes taking place on Macuto Beach and in the coastal area were shot at the Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo National Park near Cartagena.

It seems that the scenes in the jungle and the Orinoco river were also filmed in the north of Colombia, probably in the Palomino River, located east of the popular Tayrona National Park.
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Moscow shooting locations
The production was also filmed in several locations in Moscow. Pictured, the Exposition of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center in the VDNH.

When we visited this pavilion in 2013 (check out our post Relics from Soviet Russia in Moscow), many pavillions of this awesome complex were still used as cheap shopping malls.
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London filming Jack Ryan
Some locations in London include the Steak and Co restaurant near Leicester Square (episodes four and five), St Pancras Railway Station, and the Tate Modern art gallery.
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Jack Ryan house
The Royal Holloway in Egham is labeled in the series as King Edward University.

At the end of episode five, there is a scene in a courtyard that is not part of the university's complex (lower picture). This scene was filmed at Bulstrode Park mansion in Gerrards Cross (Buckinghamshire).

This is the same location featured in Good Omens as The Chattering Order of St. Beryl nunnery.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Royal Holloway / Bulstrode Park

Jack Ryan's Season 3 Locations

Grand Hotel di Roma
St. Regis in Rome is a real hotel, previously known as Grand Hotel di Roma, located in the center of the Eternal City near the Termini train station.

However, the top of the building where Jack meets Russian government operative Zoya Ivanovna was filmed quite a far way from there.

The terrace with superb views of the iconic Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria) is located on top of the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali in Piazza Venezia.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: St. Regis / Piazza Venezia

Jack Ryan season 3 location
The magnificent main building of the American Academy in Rome served as the exterior of the U.S. Embassy in Rome.

The beautiful interior halls were filmed at the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture in the Vajdahunyad castle in Budapest, Hungary. The exterior also appears in episode seven as the Czech Embassy in Moscow.

Jack and James Greer (played by Wendell Pierce) dine in Rome's Parthenon square.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: American Academy / Vajdahunyad castle

Royal Palace of Gödöllő
Some exterior scenes and establishing shots were recorded at Prague Castle.

However, the interior of the governmental palace, which appears for the first time when Czech president Alena Kovac (played by Nina Hoss) ambushes the Russian foreign minister in a press conference, is the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.

The first scene in Prague with Kovac, before going to Petr's lake house, was filmed in the gardens of the Royal Palace of Gödöllő, located on the outskirts of Budapest.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Museum / Royal Palace

Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library
Russia's president's office interior was filmed at the gorgeous Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library in Budapest.

The library, opened in 1931, is hosted at the historical Wenckheim Palace, a neo-baroque mansion built between 1887 and 1889.

The football stadium in Prague is the Puskás Aréna in Budapest.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Library / Stadium

Mellow Villa Santorini
Mike November (played by Michael Kelly) has a jaw-dropping house perched on a cliff in Santorini.

This scene was filmed at the Mellow Villa, situated between the towns of Fira and Oia.

This luxurious property boasting an infinity swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi features a lounge area with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.
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Old Haunts
The scenes in Athens of the second episode, "Old Haunts", were filmed at the Central Athens Varvakios market (pictured), and in the area near the Ancient Agora.
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Running With Wolves
In the third episode, "Running With Wolves", there are some scenes filmed outside the scenic Vienna Operahouse and the central train station (Wien Hauptbahnhof).

There's also a short establishing shot of the railway bridge near Telgárt in central Slovakia.

Jack arrives on a red train at Budapest-Keleti, the main international railway terminal in the Hungarian city.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Opera / Wien Hauptbahnhof / Chmarošský viaduct / Keleti

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
The bar in Budapest of the fourth episode is the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace restaurant in Budapest (pictured).

Also in the same episode, there is a scene with Petr talking on the cell phone filmed in a surprisingly empty Old Town Square in Prague. This spot is usually full of hordes of tourists all day long.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Gresham Palace / Old Town Square

Highway north of Slovakia
The exterior of the Embassy of the United States in Prague in episode six, "Ghosts", was filmed on location at the actual building.

The road scenes were filmed on the new highway in the north of Slovakia, connecting the country with Poland.
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Moscow Rules
The scene of episode seven, "Moscow Rules", where Jack is over a bridge in central Moscow was filmed at Margit Bridge in Budapest, with the Kremlin buildings CGI'd in the background.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow exterior, pictured, is actually the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
Image courtesy of Amazon - Maps: Bridge / Embassy

Brudern House Párisi Udvar
The scene pictured was filmed at the Párisi Udvar Hotel, located inside the Brudern House in Budapest.

This spectacular Art Nouveau shopping arcade with a glass dome was built in the early 20th century.
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Star on the Wall
The exterior of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow was filmed at the Hungarian National Museum, also in Budapest.
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  1. The metro station in the finale is the Concorde station in Laval, Quebec.

  2. The bike scene in the pilot where his boss almost hits him was filmed in Easton md

  3. It’s funny how they imply Venezuela is being destroyed by a right with dictator when the truth is the opposite, it’s being destroyed by a left wing tyrant that ran on a social justice platform. Leave it to Hollywood to turn truth upside down🤡🌎

    1. The stories are not history lessons, though they could be. Venezuela has had its share of right-wing authoritarian governments who pillaged the country's wealth. It is that history that led to the populist swing that brought in the current regime. None have well served the Venezuela people as a whole. The history of that country's politics is a sad tale of turmoil, greed, and corruption.

    2. EXACTLY,the portrayal of Venezuela as a bad actor is patently absurd. The revolt came from many years of the elite pillaging this country. These are democratically elected governments with less cheating than the Republicans will attempt in Nov.

    3. An expected comment from a lying, delerious liberal. You KNOW who criminally cheated in this election. The democrats !

    4. 63 separate courts have found that there was no evidence of cheating in the 2020 Presidential election. Trump's lawyers, who falsely pursued those claims, are now all facing disciplinary proceedings by state bar associations for their conduct. It is likely that some are likely to be disbarred.

    5. Leave it to some liberal douche to turn a TV show into some conspiracy bullshit. Just watch the show and mind your own.

  4. Not happy.
    China does not control the world's tantalum supply.

  5. The London Railway station that jack departs from is Liverpool street, heading towards Chelmsford as it is platform 10. Geographically incorrect for Egham.

  6. The pannelled room in which he meets the assassin’s daughter is Middle Temple Hall, in the Temple in London EC4. The cloisters I which he catches her and has the telephone call with the assassin is also in the Temple. It’s by No. 1 Pump Court. The railway station from which Ryan catches the train to get to the University is London Liverpool Street

  7. Season 2, episode 2 appears that the harbor scene was filmed at Terminal Island, Port of Los Angeles.

  8. The courtyard scene seems to be
    Bulstrode Park mansion in Gerrards Cross (Buckinghamshire).

  9. The Steak and Co restaurant in London isn’t quite in Leicester Square. It’s just off Leicester Square on Charing Cross Road.

  10. Adana, Turkey. I was stationed at Incirlik AFB in the early '60s. The street scenes depicted in the film look pretty authentic. The front gate at Incirlik? I can not say now... the reality was long ago. It was nice to see here on the screen in West Virginia so many years later.

  11. The railway station in London is Liverpool Street, they travel to Egham from here, though they should have used Waterloo.

  12. Jack and Jim Greer have supper at Ristorante-Caffè da Claudia, Piazza della Rotonda, 14, Roma RM, Italy, in the Parthenon square. During their conversation Jack teases Jim about Jim's diet.

  13. The convoy chase and the tunnel explosion scene in S3 were filmed in northern Slovakia. Also, Telgárt's famous railway bridge made an appearance in the train scene.

  14. The ruins in episode 7 are the Dominican convent on Margit Island in Budapest, Hungary.

  15. The bar in season 3 episode 4 is not the Felix bar. It’s the lobby bar in the Four Seasons Gresham Palace in the Pest side, near the Chain Bridge in Budapest.


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