Welcome to Turgistan: Where was 6 Underground filmed? Filming Locations

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The 2019 action-packed comedy 6 underground was filmed in Italy, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Netflix put $150 million in the hands of Michael Bay, known for directing five films in the Transformers saga.

But, is Turgistan a real country? As with many other productions, the filmmakers decided not to use the actual name of the place they had in mind when writing the script.

6 Underground Locations

The fictional country where 6 underground is set and its capital, Tyrus, is inspired by the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan, a 5.6 million inhabitants Islamic republic.

Nowadays it remains one of the world's most closed states, ruled by authoritarian leaders since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Also for your information, according to Wikipedia the real Turgistan was a province of the Sasanian Empire, located in present-day Pakistan.

Cast elite team of vigilantes

The story revolves around a rich elite team of vigilantes who decided to fake their deaths, staying under the radar to fight for a better world.

This is the last guide to all the filming locations of 6 Underground that you will ever need.

Where was 6 Underground filmed?

Jet flying over Glen Canyon
Some establishing shots were filmed flying over the Glen Canyon in the Green River, located at the border between Utah and Arizona.

We recognized this beautiful landscape immediately because it was also a Westworld filming location, featured in the second season of the hit HBO series.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Luoghi delle riprese 6 Underground
The car chase scene set in Florence was only partially filmed in the city.

This is quite obvious if you have been there, but the filmmakers didn't mind mixing scenes filmed at the world-famous capital of Tuscany, with the also well-known historical city of Siena.

The stunt pictured, filmed near Fonte di San Maurizio in Siena, involved two cars flying parallel to each other on either side of an ancient column topped by the Sienese wolf, the symbol of the city.
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
In the next scene, the dayglo-green Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is racing around the Column of Justice in Santa Trinita square, back in Florence.
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Car chase scene in downtown Florence
The action continues passing through some more well-known landmarks of Florence: the arcaded Lungarno degli Archibusieri street, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Piazza della Signoria... There is a scene where Four jumps from Brunelleschi's Dome in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

In this crazy collage, the car goes through the courtyards and the Hall of the Five Hundred in the Palazzo Vecchio (the city hall), something technically impossible as the room is on the first floor.
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Medici's Pitti Palace
They come out in the Medici's Pitti Palace, which is actually located half a mile away on the other side of the river Arno, where the car almost hits Michelangelo's masterpiece David, which in real life is exposed in the Accademia Gallery.
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Dov'è girata 6 Underground
In the middle of Florence's locations, there are a few sequences filmed in Siena.

Four finds out that there are so many vias in Italy, waiting for his friends near the magnificent Duomo di Siena.
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Siena locations
Then he goes to Piazza del Campo, also in Siena. The scene of the wedding celebration was filmed at Piazza Provenzano.
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Graveyard sequence
The scene of the funeral was filmed in the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial.

The area covers 70 acres hosting the burial of 4,402 military dead. Most died in the fighting against German troops that occurred after the capture of Rome in June 1944.
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Where is Turgistan?

Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Turgistan locations were filmed in the United Arab Emirates. The president is planning his misdeeds in the Louvre Abu Dhabi, located in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District.

This is a civilization museum associated with the French Louvre, which opened in 2017.
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Desert hill scene with the city in the background
The scene capturing Rovach Alimov's brother in Western Uzbekistan (near the real Turkmenistan), gives more clues about the location of the real Turgistan.

The scene was filmed in UAE's Liwa Desert dunes. The lower picture shows a sequence taking place later on recorded in a viewpoint over the mountains of Jebel Hafeet.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Liwa Desert / Jebel Hafeet


Lieux de tournage Six Underground
The splendid San Carlo Theatre in Napoli, built in 1737, doubled as the Opera in Paris.

The 6 Underground team brings freedom and democracy to the poor oppressed people living under evil dictatorship regimes (Turgistan on this occasion), dropping bombs on them if necessary.
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6 Underground hotel
The love scene in Paris was filmed at the Royal Suite della Gherardesca at the Four Seasons Hotel in Firenze. The gallery area was converted into a bedroom by removing the sofa and installing a huge bed with floral bouquets.

This opulent suite with vaulted ceilings, located in the former nobles’ quarters at the Palazzo della Gherardesca, contains 17th-century frescoes and the original Capodimonte Maioliche-style ceramic floor.

The nightly rate for this 2,518 square feet (234 m²) luxury room starts at 25,000 euros, about $27,200.
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi modern race track
There is also some footage from the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina Circuit, doubling as Las Vegas.

This time the bad guys are not the Russians or the Arabs, but hey, they are close. I'm just wondering how the American F-16 fighter jets appearing in the movie got there.
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Tyrus Edifice Monument
Abu Dhabi's circular skyscraper Aldar Headquarters building, completed in 2010, was decorated via CGI with some statues of the president and national heroes in Tyrus.

The capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, is also scattered with colossal statues and monuments, a source of inspiration for its Turgistan counterpart.
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Red Army soldiers Kiev sequence
The scene in Kyiv with the Gazprom sign and the facade of a building featuring four huge concrete soldiers is inspired by the Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship in Varna (Bulgaria).

This massive memorial on the top of a hill near the Black Sea was completed in 1978, commemorating Russia’s support of Bulgaria during the 1828-29 Russo-Turkish War.
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Electricity generating plant command center
The control room of the Kelenföld Power Plant Station in Budapest was serving the largest electrical generation plant in the world after its construction in 1912.

This Art Deco treasure also featured as one of the rooms in a house in the Outside the Wire movie, has now become a tourist attraction.

There is also a short scene filmed inside Budapest Keleti Train Station.
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Ni Hai Tower Hong Kong Ibc.org reported that the scenes taking place in the Ni Hai Tower in Hong Kong were entirely filmed in Rome.

The apartment was built in detail in a set at Cinecittà Studios. The skyscraper under construction was filmed in the abandoned Vela di Calatrava - Città dello Sport (Sports City).

Also, the opening car chase scene ends here, in the basement of the structure. This complex had to be part of a large campus of the University of Rome in Tor Vergata, on the outskirts of the city.

The building was another failure of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The megaproject, nicknamed 'cathedral in the desert', couldn't be finished due to a lack of funds and political mayhem after the 2018 financial crisis broke out.
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6 Underground Turgistan
The pink Oguzkhan Palace, the official residence of the President of Turgistan in the movie, is the Emirates Palace luxury five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi.

There are also sunset establishing shots of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Sheikh Zayed Bridge.
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6 Underground boat and castle
The producers decided that the Mediterranean design of the Aragonese Castle (Castello Aragonese) in Taranto would serve as the port of Tyrus.

According to the Italian agency AGI, the Kismet is a 95-meter-long mega yacht, worth 65 million dollars.
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Taranto Guardia Costera
When the president is running away with the black 4WD, you can read a sign in Italian 'Guardia Costera' (coast guard). Also, the mobile bridge has a sign where it reads Taranto.


Titan in Fisher Towers
The peak that Five and Four are climbing at the end of 6 Underground is the Titan in Fisher Towers, Utah.
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The 6 Underground cast stars billionaire Ryan Deadpool Reynolds, the CIA spook Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), the hitman Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven), the doctor Adria Arjona (Emerald City), the sniper Corey Hawkins (BlacKkKlansman), the skywalker Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse), the driver Dave Franco (Now You See Me) and Elena Rusconi (Medici).

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11 comments
  1. The car chase in Hong Kong was filming City of Light in Abu Dhabi. If you use Google map and check it with IMDB, you will get the same scenery from the scene in HK.

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  2. That feeling when you are native of Turgistan:) A lot of similarities, ppl speak turkmen, "Rovach" dictator's name in the movie in reality is president horse's name, in tribute to whom he writes and sings songs(yeah things are that bad) - nice trolling by Netflix. The major discrepancy that leaves a viewer discontent is that Rovach is portrayed as an evil genius and art lover, Rovach in reality is just a dumb, senile crooked autocrat, as it often happens reality is much uglier than the movie, but thanks Netflix to raising it up!

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  3. The brief shot that supposedly takes place in "New York City" near the end of the movie, where One is reading the New York Times, is actually Piazza Navona in Rome

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  4. Does anyone know where the high ceiling bedroom scene is filmed? Ryan reynolds & Elena Rusconi. Georgous artowrk. Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi51V-3y3Fk&t=55

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    1. Hello, i habe the Same question. Dies anyone know which Hotel in Paris ist is?

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    2. That beautiful hotel suite bedroom is in the Florence 4 Seasons Hotel, the most beautiful in that city. You can see that bedroom on the website of the hotel, with not quite so many huge bouquets of flowers.

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    3. A small addition to my previous comment; the room in the Florence 4 Seasons Hotel is a living room in the Royal Suite. For the film it was converted into a bedroom by taking out the sofa and small table and installing a big bed and huge floral bouquets. Here is the link to that hotel's website photos, which includes a photo of the room in the Royal Suite; https://www.fourseasons.com/florence/photos-and-videos/

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  5. the continuity in the green alfa car chase is shite, wing mirrors off, wing mirrors on, scratches , no scratches! ffs and not 1 dent.

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  6. Just finished watching, it was fun reading through your explanation of the locations and the comments following, still can’t believe that was a Netflix flick. Keep up the good work!

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  7. There was a love scene just after the opera filming at the bar. And I noticed on the chocolates and pretty much in various places was the name Hotels and Resorts Paris. I thought that this was Four Seasons, but in my opinion, the room is far too big for a hotel room.

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  8. The love scene really, truly was filmed at the Four Seasons hotel in Florence, which has huge, huge suites. There is no hotel chain with the name "Hotels and Resorts Paris", that's a fictitious brand made up for the film.

    On the Four Seasons Florence website, you can see pictures of the hotel and its suites. One of the pictures shows the suite hallway that was converted, by installing a huge bed and floral bouquets, into the bedroom where the love scene was filmed. You can also call up the hotel and the front desk will confirm that that scene was filmed at their hotel.

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