Where Was Casino Royale Filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations: The Hotel & the House

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Daniel Craig's introduction into the world of James Bond features locations that span from the beautiful beaches of the Bahamas to the iconic streets of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.

Casino Royale takes viewers on an adventure around the world as only Bond films do, like the last of Craig's 007 movies, No Time to Die, primarily filmed in Italy.

Daniel Craig and Eva Green

French actress and model Eva Green (Penny Dreadful, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) played the Bond girl, Vesper Lynd.

Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, Judi Dench as M, the head of MI6, M, Jeffrey Wright as CIA agent Felix Leiter and Giancarlo Giannini as René Mathis completed the main cast.

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to all the filming locations of Casino Royale, in order of appearance.

Casino Royale Locations

Danube House
Much of Casino Royale was filmed in the Czech Republic, although most of it was pretending to be somewhere else.

The black and white pre-title sequence was filmed in the Danube House building at Karolinská 650 in Prague.
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Very few scenes were shot in the United Kingdom, although one exotic location, the Ugandan rebel camp, was a set built at Black Park Country Park in Wexham, Buckinghamshire.
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Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base
However, the next scene in Madagascar was filmed at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base in Nassau.

There was no actual filming in Montenegro, Madagascar, the United States, or Uganda.
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John Watling's Distillery
The opening scenes at a construction site in Madagascar were shot in the Bahamas.

The embassy was recorded at the John Watling's Distillery, also located in Nassau.
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Albany The Bahamas
The Bahamas was also the filming location for scenes that took place in New Providence itself.

On the south shore of the island is the Albany House, where Bond meets Dimitrios' wife, Solange.

There is also a run-in with Dimitrios that was filmed at the One and Only Club, out on Paradise Island.
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Strahov Monastery Prague
The Palace of Westminster interior was actually filmed in the library of the Strahov Monastery in Prague.
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Czech Ministry of Transport
The Body Works exhibition building in Miami was also filmed in Prague at the Czech Ministry of Transport.
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The Miami airport scenes were filmed between the Václav Havel International Airport in Prague and the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey.
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Casino Royale Hotel
There was no filming in Montenegro itself (a very country with a very small railroad network).

The iconic Mill Colonnade in Karlovy Vary served as the train station where Bond arrives with Vesper.
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The Casino Royale Hotel

Hotel Splendide
Karlovy Vary features as the Casino town, with the Grandhotel Pupp doubling as the Hotel Splendide.

Opened in 1701, this famous landmark of the city inspired the Grand Hotel Budapest movie.
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Loket Czech Republic
Near Karlovy Vary is Loket, which is also in Bohemia.

With a well-preserved town center, Loket is the quaint village where Mathis and Bond meet.
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Kaiserbad Spa
The Kaiserbad Spa, just across the street from the Grandhotel Pupp, doubled as the Casino Royale exterior.

This 19th-century bathhouse, which closed in 1994, witnessed the splendor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's elite.

The fictional casino in Skyfall, built on a set at Pinewood Studios, was one of the most spectacular in any of the 007 movies.
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The Casino Royale House

Casino Royale house
Several scenes from Casino Royale were filmed on Lake Como in northern Italy.

After his torture by Le Chiffre, Bond spends time recovering at the exclusive Villa del Balbianello.

Built on the remains of a Franciscan monastery, this spectacular estate also appears in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002).
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National Museum in Prague
There are a few scenes and establishing shots filmed in Venice, in Piazza San Marco, and all along the Grand Canal.

However, the interior of the hotel in Piazza San Marco, pictured, was filmed in the lobby of the National Museum in Prague.
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Conservatory of Music Benedetto Marcello
Bond follows Vesper through the narrow streets of Venice. Past the small Colonne Bridge, the action unfolds at the Conservatory of Music Benedetto Marcello.

The square with the well at the entrance to the palace under construction was filmed at the studio.
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Casino Royale Locations
The collapsing house sits across from the Rialto Mercato along the Grand Canal.

The crumbling facade was CGI'd into an existing house combined with the footage filmed at Pinewood Studios.
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Le Zitelle church
Bond's yacht is docked near Le Zitelle church (officially, Santa Maria della Presentazione) on Giudecca Island.
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Villa la Gaeta
The final scene was shot at Villa la Gaeta, a magnificent private house in San Siro, on the shores of Lake Como.

Completed in 1921, the villa combines Gothic Revival and Art Nouveau styles.
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