Where was Warrior Nun filmed? Filming Locations Guide of the Warrior Nun City

Alba Baptista as Ava Silva
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Warrior Nun tells the story of a tetraplegic young girl who gets caught in a battle between good and evil, after she wakes up in a morgue with extraordinary superpowers. The series contains quirky badass nuns, demons from hell, a high-tech company and -thanks God- a fair share of comedy.

The show is based on the 1990s manga comic Warrior Nun Areala, created by Taiwanese cartoonist and screenwriter Ben Dunn. Portuguese actress Alba Baptista is starring as Ava Silva, the Halo-Bearer. The international cast also includes Tristán Ulloa as Father Vincent, Toya Turner as Shotgun Mary, Thekla Reuten as the Arqtech's CEO Jillian Salvius and Lorena Andrea as Sister Lilith.

Warrior Nun was entirely filmed in Andalusia, Spain, that is where the city where most of the series takes place is set. Here is our detailed spoiler-free filming locations report:

St. Michael's orphanage
St. Michael's orphanage is La Térmica Cultural Center in Malaga. The building, completed in 1912, was actually used as a hospice in the past and comprises several pavilions decorated with beautiful tiles and large stained glass windows.
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Image courtesy of Netflix and Tyk - Map


Michael's church
The St. Michael's orphanage temple exteriors, where the events in the crypt take place in the first episode, are the 16th century Baroque Encarnación church in Marbella. The scenes with Ava running in the beach and wandering around the town were filmed in Venus beach, the seaside promenade and the streets near Marbella's central marina. However, the interior of the temple is the gorgeous San Juan de Dios church in Antequera. This location is also the meeting point of Father Vincent's gang in episode 7, where there are also featured shots in the Old Hospital courtyard adjacent to this church. Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Marbella / Antequera


Warrior Nun City
The Order of the Cruciform Sword (OCS) headquarters were set in the Real Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor Antequera. The church is located on a hill overlooking the city next to the walls of an old 11th-century Moorish fortress, the Alcazaba. Film crews dressed the splendid renaissance interiors of the temple for the shoot. The statue of Padre Pius Welter is actually dedicated to the priest and poet Pedro Espinosa.
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Warrior Nun house
The luxurious house where Ava meets JC and friends (Emilio Sakraya) in the swimming-pool is the most exclusive villa of the Hotel Marbella Club, Villa del Mar. The mansion boasts 6.300 square meters of contemporary designed interiors with a large terrace, combining Moroccan and Spanish architecture. The beautiful private pier is also part of the Marbella Club resort. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The castle and the Divinium sword
Flashback scenes with medieval warrior Areala of Cordova were shot in the Almodóvar del Río Castle. Located in Córdova province, this fortress of Muslim origin was also featured in Game of Thrones season 7, depicting the ancestral Tyrell's home Highgarden and also sections of Casterly Rock, home of House Lannister.
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Málaga harbour
The Port of Málaga and the Cruise Terminal appear in many scenes from the second episode onwards and especially in the fourth and fifth episodes. Image Netflix - Map


Arqtech company building
The headquarters of the Arqtech company is the Institute of Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture (IHSM) of the University of Malaga in Algarrobo. Image by Netflix - Map


Sister Mary and the stone landscape
In episode 3, Shotgun Mary has a redemptive conversation with a mercenary in the Torcal quarry of Antequera. The vast landscapes that Ava and Mary walk in episode 6 are also located in this natural limestone park with hiking trails. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Warrior Nun Villa in La Cala del Moral
The house that the JC group occupies in the fourth episode is located at the top of a privileged viewpoint by the sea in the area of the cliffs and tunnels of El Cantal in La Cala del Moral. We find the house available in Airbnb for 850 euros ($960) a day. The property is a luxury villa called El Barco with 4 bedrooms, large garden with incredible sea views and infinity pool. Image Netflix and Airbnb - Map


Shotgun Mary in Malaga
At the beginning of the sixth episode Shotgun Mary walks down Real Street in Algarrobo-Costa.
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The bridge city
If you made it to episode six, your sacrifice is rewarded with magnificent views of the stunning Puente Nuevo in Ronda. This spectacular bridge saves a 120-metre-deep (390 ft) chasm. Its construction started in 1759 and took 34 years to complete. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Warrior Nun drehort
Some more scenes set in the town of Francisco and Dolores were filmed in a nice square in Antequera. Pictured in the center is the Portichuelo Chapel and the Santa María de Jesús church is to the right. The scene fighting a possessed man in a shop was filmed in the Ruíz Butchery in Torre del Mar.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Antequera / Torre del Mar


Cardinal Duretti in Rome
The scenes set in Rome were actually filmed in locations spread over the two largest cities of Andalusia: Málaga and Seville. There are some establishing shots in the Vatican, but the Roman Theatre is located in Málaga. The long arched interior corridors and a courtyard are from the Palacio de la Aduana (Customs Palace), a 1829 historical building which houses the Malaga Museum. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Malaga Cathedral and the cardinals
The basilica where the Roman Curia and the cardinals have been summoned to elect a new Pope is the Malaga Cathedral. This Renaissance style structure hosts the magnificent 17th century grand choir, one of the most dazzling works by Spanish sculptor Pedro de Mena. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Mother Superior in the necropolis
Sections of the necropolis where the demon-hunting nuns are looking for Adriel's tomb were filmed in the Baths of Lady María de Padilla in the Royal Alcázar of Seville. This location was also featured in Game of Thrones and Emerald City. Some rooms in the Vatican were also filmed in this complex. Pictured below, the Hall of the Tapestries (Salón de los Tapices). Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The Tarask of Golden legend
The courtyard where the final battle takes place is the Rectorate of the University of Seville, the large 18th-century old Royal Tobacco Factory building. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

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6 comments

  1. Just finished the series, thanks for taking the time to show where these beautiful places are in the world!

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  2. Awesome job documenting the locations, thank you!

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  3. this is amazing work. exactly what i was looking for

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  4. been to all the locations it was great to see then on the screen

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  5. Love this!
    Does anyone know what is the restaurant where Mary and Ava were eating in episode 6?

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    1. That is the info I was looking for. Anyone know?

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