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Tabernas Desert

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Address: Spain
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Once upon a time in the west revived.

We went to Western Leone, which is probably the smallest and the least developed site. It is a little run down, but the most important thing is that the views are still the same... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went to Western Leone, which is probably the smallest and the least developed site. It is a little run down, but the most important thing is that the views are still the same as captured in "Once upon a time in the West". For fans of this movie, Western Leone is a must. The main building is well preserved... More 

Thank Peter2712
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were the only couple at this attraction today. Nevertheless it was certainly worth going and the three 'cowboys' still put on the gunfight in the saloon just for us. Of course, we couldn't understand the Spanish dialogue but you get the gist of what's happening and they ham it up and play it for laughs. There was a free... More 

1 Thank SergeantRoo
Aguadulce, Spain
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Western Leone is the smallest of the three Old West towns/sets. We went at the very end of January, and the weather was perfect. There was only us and another couple in the whole place during our visit. Classic Spaghetti western soundtracks play in the background. They offer a hilarious show featuring two dueling cowboys in the Saloon (it is... More 

3 Thank Mechelle B
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

There are Four attractions here and I think some of the contributors are getting them mixed up. There is the Tabernas desert Itself, which is stunning, masses of wildlife, and amazing scenery. There is Oasis Park, Which is a western cowboy themed park, they do cowboy shows etc, there is a cactus garden, a zoo, a swimming pool, a train... More 

10 Thank bidge632000
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Dont miss Western Leone if you are into western films. The saloon on this spaghetti western film set is the actual house in the film Once Upon a Time in The West. The surrounding scenery with the music by Enio Morricone adds to the drama and excitement of this western film set. Two shows were performed, one is the saloon,... More 

5 Thank Geraldine C
Malagon, Spain
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

once you get near the town of tabernas, you can begin to watch the desert, is a western movies desert, it really looks like this way, they have three western towns with restaurants, shows and with all you need to have fun, but cannot miss to get inside the desert, there a re a couple of companies with all terrain... More 

Thank smithl985
Altamura, Italy
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The beauty of Tabernas desert is its uniqueness. There aren't places like this in Europe. Take your time to enjoy the harsh landscape and empty horizon. Tabernas looks very similar to the Mojave and Sonora deserts of Northern Mexico and Southwestern USA. This arid area stretches up until past Alicante. If you can, try a 4x4 tour into the desert... More 

4 Thank hotelsvevia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

22.50€ to go round the zoo and watch people act out a western movie scene. The zoo was amazing! All the animals were out and we even watched a parrot show! Had our old school photos taken dressing up! Can't fault it! Was very hot though!

2 Thank Tashaxxxx
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Do not visit. It is a waste of money. Might be worth a quick look for two euros but not the eleven charged. No restaurant, no souvenir shop open. Like a ghost town. Hardly any staff. The oasis one with zoo is really good but this one is a con. We managed to get some of our money back for... More 

3 Thank Laura T
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116 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The Desert of Tabernas is Europe's only desert it is arid and resembles the type of lanscape found in Arizona or Colorado in the USA, many films mostly westerns were made here as was an episode of Dr Who, There is a western town that was used as a film set called Fort Bravo which has facilities such as wooden... More 

5 Thank durnfordSpain

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