Filming Locations Guide: Where was Money Heist Filmed?

Money Heist filming locations
Money Heist (La casa de papel, or the paper house in the original Spanish title), is Netflix's most watched non-English series. Breaking the language barrier, the show recorded millions of views all around the world, surpassing the streaming service's other hit productions.

The original series was aired on the Spanish television channel Antena 3. Netflix re-edited the format of the episodes and released it worldwide in 2017. The first two seasons are focused on the assault on the Royal Mint of Spain, by a gang planning to print and escape with €2.4 billion. Written by Álex Pina, who also created the series set in Ibiza White Lines, the cast is led by Álvaro Morte as Professor Salva and Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo. The supporting cast includes Itziar Ituño as Raquel (the inspector of the National Police Corps), Miguel Herrán as Rio, Jaime Lorente as Denver, Alba Flores as Nairobi, Pedro Alonso as Berlin, and Najwa Nimri as Alicia, the new police inspector in season 3.

Money Heist was filmed mainly in Madrid and surroundings, in Spain. The third and four seasons also included locations in Panama, Thailand and Italy. Here are some of the most relevant filming locations of the Netflix hit show:

Royal Mint of Spain
The exteriors of the Royal Mint of Spain (Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre), were filmed in the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) at 117 Serrano St. The real Royal Mint building is located in the Ibiza neighbourhood in Madrid's exclusive Retiro district.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Zaqarbal - Map


Where is Money Heist Filmed
The interiors were filmed in a soundstage in Colmenar Viejo. The scene of the shooting in the roof was filmed in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos, (Technical University of Madrid) at 3 Cardenal Cisneros square. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Money workshop
The workshops where the money is made are actually the premises of a newspaper printing site named ABC in Torrejón de Ardoz. The main reason for choosing this location was the availability of printing machines and equipment. If you have plans to visit the site, you may feel disappointed as you can hardly get permission for entry unless you are a client (that most probably isn’t the case). Image courtesy of Netflix


Money Heist house
The countryside house where the band trains and develops the plan for robbery is the EL Gasco estate in Torrelodones. In the show it is called the Toledo house. This historical manor house is located in the Regional Park of the middle course of the Guadarrama River, in the outskirts of Madrid. The scrapyard scene revolving around the 1992' Seat Ibiza, was shot at Desguaces El Choque, in San Martín de la Vega (a town south of Madrid).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Season 3 and 4 bank
During season 3 and 4, the building that doubles as the Bank of Spain is the facade of the Ministry of Development (Ministerio de Fomento) at 67 Castellana promenade. The interiors were filmed in the Netflix studios in Tres Cantos. Image courtesy of Netflix and Zarateman - Map


Callao Square Madrid
The rainfall of banknotes at the beginning of season 3 was filmed at the central Callao Square in Madrid. This is one of the most crowded and bustling locations in Madrid. Here are world-famous departmental stores, the Callao Cinemas and gigantic screens like in London's Piccadilly Circus. Also very close from here is located Alcala street, Cibeles square and the statue of the Minerva Goddess (pictured), overlooking the city at the top of the Círculo de Bellas Artes building. The zeppelins filled with money were also flying over the Four Towers Business Area (Cuatro Torres). This is a set of skyscrapers in the Paseo de la Castellana. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


San Frutos Chapel
During season 3 the Bella Ciao band's headquarters are the San Frutos Chapel in the Hoces del Río Duratón Natural Park, province of Segovia (Castile and León). This picturesque location in the middle of a windy river, features amazing views over the gorges of the Duraton river.  The inner cloister is from the Abbey of Parraces in the village of Bercial, near Segovia.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: San Frutos Chapel / Parraces Abbey


San Blas Islands and Sanctuary of Truth
The third season was also filming short scenes at several locations all around the world, including the tropical paradise destination of San Blas Islands in Panama, the magnificent Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, Thailand and Florence in Italy. Image courtesy of Netflix - San Blas Islands Location - Sanctuary of Truth Map - Money Heist drehort


Windmills in La Mancha
The windmills in La Mancha of the second episode of the fourth season were shot in the scenic town of Consuegra. Map

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2 comments
  1. Note to publisher:
    and gigantic screens like in London's Trafalgar Square.

    The screens in London are @ Picadilly Circus not Trafalgar Square. Hope this stays that way ;)

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    1. Thank you, we just fired the editor (;一_一)

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