Aerial Tour of Spain
Contributor and drone pilot Marco G. Lerin traveled in a van for three months throughout Spain. This incredibly inspiring travel film blends the natural beauty of the Iberian Penninsula and adds a human element, woven together with beautifully edited transitions. It was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week contest, and subsequently was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.
Catalonia: Spain's Northeastern Region
Spain's wealthiest region, the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia, is home to some of Spain's greatest cultural treasures and some of its most breathtaking natural scenery. Oliver Astrologo created this stunning four minute visual tour of Catalonia, including footage of Barcelona as well as lesser known spots such as Girona, which was featured extensively in Season 6 of HBO's Game of Thrones TV series. This video was a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest.
Droning a Road Trip through Spain
Contributor DomiSchleu's epic roadtrip through Spain allowed him to create this amazing aerial tour of many of these regions. The video includes amazing aerial footage of several of the country's regions, including Andalusia, Sevile, Murcia, Valencia, and Catalonia. At the 1:38 mark, you'll see the bullring of Osuna, in Sevile. This bullring, no longer used as such, was the filming location for a key fight scene (involving dragons, not bulls) in HBO's Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 9.
The Great Cities of Spain
Spain has 17 distinct regions, each autonomous in nature and rich with it's own distinct history, culture, and geography, providing ample options for the throngs of tourists who consistently make the country one of the most visited in the world. Drone pilot Alin Constantin made the journey with his new bride and hit several landmark cities such as Valencia and Cordoba, which were filming locations for Season 6 of the hit series Game of Thrones, as well as Madrid, Granada, and others.
Madrid: Spain's Great Capital City
Contributor JB Meert used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone combined with ground camera footage to make this remarkable video of the heart of Spain. The video covers a trip to the Spanish capital Madrid followed by the great cultural treasure of Segovia, which lies a bit to the north of the capital. The Madrid footage includes epic aerials of the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol, and other well known spots. The highlight of the Segovia portion is an amazing view of the famous Alcazar.
Andalusia: Spain's Southern Region
Andalusia is a historical and official region of Spain, its southernmost. Andalusia was the center of Muslim (Berber) rule in Spain, which began in the 8th century and didn't fully end until the end of the 15th. Contributor Hamza_Mujtaba created this epic aerial tour of the region with a drone, which includes aerial footage of Malaga, Almogia, Granada and Cordoba. Andalusia has been used extensively as a filming location for HBO's Game of Thrones, notably in Seville and Cordoba.
Majorca: Top Mediterranean Island
One of Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, Majorica, (sometimes also called Mallorca), is known as a popular vacation destination for European travelers of all stripes. Its stunning cliffs, deep lagoons, historic sites, architecture, and sandy beaches also make it a perfect place to fly a small drone like the DJI Mavic Air. Exhibit A is this marvelous mini-tour of the island by Paride Musci. This video was selected as a Finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week contest in 2018.
Barcelona: Spain's Second City
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the Catalonia region in the country's northeastern corner. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, it is one of the wealthiest and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Top contributor iDrone Aerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing aerial portrait of this great city, which was founded by the Romans in the first century BC and hosted the Summer Olympics at the end of the 20th century.
Valencia: Spain's Great Port City
Valencia is the third city of Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. It is situated around the midway point of Spain's long coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. The has one of the finest natural harbors in Europe, and it is the biggest port for containerships in the Mediterranean. Top contributor Justin Poore used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to to make this amazing aerial portrait of the ancient city, the heart of a region by the same name which has a very distinctive culture.
Gorobel: Mountain of Basque Country
Gorobel is the Basque word for 'Sierra de Sálvada', a mountain that marks the natural limit between the Basque Country in northwestern Spain and the neighboring region of Castille. Its steep slopes in the north frequently produce the Föhn effect, by which the humid air that rises from the valley condenses, forming clouds and rains. Contributor Toniobodon used a drone to create a stunning aerial view of this magnificent mountain, which has an altitude of just under 1.2k meters (about 3.8k ft).
Tenerife: King of the Canary Islands
Top contributor Davidaguilar, whose video "Magic Iceland" won the People's Choice Award at the second annual Drone Video Awards, used a DJI Mavic Air to create this stunning video from Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands. The largest and most well known of the seven islands which make up the archipelago off the coast of North Africa, Tenerife's beauty has led to its "starring" in numerous movies such as the Sophia Loren classic One Million Years B.C. (1966) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013), among others.
Costa Brava: Mediterranean Beach Paradise
Costa Brava is a coastal region of Catalonia in the far northeastern corner of Spain. The area begins a bit north of Barcelona and runs all the way to the French border. With a fantastic Mediterranean climate, it has become a major tourist destination for beach-seeking travelers in Europe and around the world. Contributor Dronewise used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this amazing aerial view of this magic Mediterranean beach paradise, which is frequently compared to the French Riviera.
Almeira: Spain's Desert-Like Southwest
Almeria is one of the provinces of Spain's Andalusia region in the southern part of the country. Its inland territory is extremely dry and mountainous, which has made it an attractive filming location, beginning with the 1966 classic The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and more recently in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Contributor Sartanafc created this epic drone video of the region, which was also the home of the Dathraki horsemen in Seasons 5 and 6 of HBO's Game of Thrones TV series.
Ronda: Treasured City of Málaga
Contributor 91 Kilometers brings us this beautiful aerial video of the city of Ronda in southern Spain, in the Málaga province of Andalusia. Like much of southern Spain, this area has been inhabited since pre-historic times. Ronda also has a place in literature. The city on the cliff (in disguised form) was the setting for one of the most well known passages of 20th century literature: the famous execution scene in Chapter 10 of Ernest Hemingway's classic For Whom the Bell Tolls, first published in 1940.
Galicia: Spain's Northwestern Corner
Contributor LeVoyagedesKoumoul used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this unforgettable aerial portrait of Spain's Galicia province, which occupies the far northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Galicia has an immense coastline on the Bay of Biscay to the north and the open Atlantic Ocean to its west, including hundreds of islands, as well as a border with Portugal to its south. Galicia has been occupied by humans for tens of thousands of years.
Castile-La Mancha: The Heart of Spain
Spain's province La Mancha, which is part of the Castilla-La Mancha semi-autonomous region of central Spain, has a storied history. The province is essentially a large plain south of Madrid. Famously, it was the setting for the epic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, one of the great works of Western literature. It was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. In this video, contributor Eminorcks gives us an amazing aerial tour of the area which gave birth to the expression "tilting at windmills."
Anboto: Mountain of Northwestern Spain
Contributor Toniobodon created this stunning drone video of a hike to the top of Anboto, the highest peak of the Urkiola Mountains in the Basque Country of northwestern Spain. The mountain stands just over 1.3k meters (about 4.4k ft) above sea level, and the Urkiola Mountains form the drainage divide between the Mediterranean and Atlantic Basins of Europe. In recognition of its natural beauty as well as its importance to Basque culture, the mountain is now a national park.
Asturias: On Spain's Bay of Biscay
In this video, contributor Danielcarboneras brings us a stunning aerial look at Asturias, a province in the heart of northwestern Spain. Situated between the provinces of Galicia to its west and Cantabria to its east, Asturias is dominated by a long Atlantic coastline on the Bay of Biscay. The region, which has a hilly interior, has had human activity dating to pre-historic times, and was conquered by the Romans in the first century BC. The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
Toledo: Spanish Cultural Treasure
Of all the cultural treasures of Spain, possibly the greatest may be the city of Toledo. It's part of the region of Castile-La Mancha in the central part of the country, which became the core of modern Spain. Toledo was an outpost of Islamic rule of Spain then became one of the first cities "reconquered" by Christianity. In this video, you'll see this ancient city, which was one of the most important in Europe during the reign of the Habsburg Emperor Charles V in the 16th century.
Barbate: The Southern Tip of Spain
Barbate is a small city in Cádiz, the southernmost province of Spain. The town is situated roughly halfway between the province capital (also called Cádiz) and the British-held territory of Gibraltar. While the town dates to Roman times, it became more well known in the 20th century because it was Spanish dictator Francisco Franco's favorite spot for spending his leisure time. See Barabate from a bird's eye perspective in this beautiful drone video, compliments of contributor Davidaguilar.
Fuerteventura: The Second Canary Island
Of the seven in Spain's Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the second largest. There are a few stories about how the island got its name, from a reference to the likelihood of escaping the dangerous ocean turbulence to the good luck gained from being on the island. Drone pilot Paride Musci found his own good fortune while spending a solo week armed with a DJI Mavic Pro 2, a Go Pro Hero 5, and a good eye for amazing shots; the result is this stunning travel video of the island.
Castile & Leon: Spain's Land of Castles
Contributor and drone pilot Hispadrone created this epic aerial video of some of the castles of central Spain. The modern nation of Spain emerged from the areas of Castile & Leon in the north central section of the country. The former area in particular is surrounded by mountains, which allowed the kingdoms of Castile & Leon to accumulate strength to eventually expel the Muslim states to the south. The castles in the mountains surrounding the area were key to this process.
Ibiza and Formentera: Balearic Islands
Ibiza and its smaller sister island Formentara are part of the Balearic Islands, which are Spanish territories lying off the country's Mediterranean coast. Contributor BeemFlights put together a marvelous aerial take on these islands, which are situated to the southwest of Mallorca and Menorca. From top-down shots of colorful sun umbrellas, to sweeping shots over rows of sailboats, and floating over the island's rocky edges and endless glistening water aerials — this is a must see.
Natural Wonders of North Central Spain
Featured in Season 6 of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," the lunar landscape of Bardenas Reales Natural Park's in Spain's Navarre region was a perfect filming location for the Dothraki's home. James Bond fans will also recognize the area: it was the site of the "nuclear bunker" in The World is Not Enough (1999), the 21st movie in the series. Check it out for yourself in this aerial film by Heilongbaixin, which also features footage of the Anisco Canyon in Huesca, which is part of the Aragon region.
Spain's South Catalan Coastline
One of the distinguishing features of the Spanish region of Catalonia is its long coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. While many associate the province with the glittering coastal city of Barcelona or the crowded beaches of Costa Brava, contributor Karl Veca shows us a quieter but equally beautiful view of the Catalon coast with this amazing drone video. You will be amazed by these bird's eye views of lighthouses, coastal cliffs, and centuries-old estates.
Menorca: Mediterranean Paradise
For a great two minute overview tour of the Spanish island of Menorca, it's tough to beat this production from WeiS Productions. Produced with combination of ground camera and drone footage, the video hits most of the highlights of this island, the second largest in the Balearic Islands group. The video features footage of Cala Macareletta, Playa de Cavalleria, Faro de Cavalleria, Binibeca, Cala Galdana, Cala Roja, Cala Carella, Cala en Turqueta, and more.
Alhambra: Spain's Mightiest Fortress
Contributor and drone pilot Eminorcks created this spectacular aerial video of one of the great fortresses of Europe. The Alhambra of Granada lies in the province of the same name, one of the eight which make up the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. It is the site of one of the more notable historical events of the second millennium AD: in 1492, Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella gave the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus the go-ahead for his first great voyage.