Fiction tourism

Fiction tourism aims at locations famous from literature, motion pictures, and television series, including film sets, motion picture studios, theme parks, and museums. Even locations featured in video games can attract travellers.

Specific works and franchises

While series such as Breaking Bad and The Wire mostly take place within one city, others are spread out across a country, or even several continents.




The Namibian desert is the shooting location of the 2015 film 'Max Mad: Fury Road'

South Africa




Fans of the world's most famous agent will immediately recognize this building



New Zealand

North America

United States

Leo Carrillo Beach, the backdrop for many film and TV scenes
In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows. Woody Allen

California in general has been (and continues to be) used for many films given that it is the center of the American mainstream film industry and offers a wide variety of different landscapes that can be used to represent different environments; for example, one rock in Southern California has reportedly been used as a backdrop in dozens of incredibly varied movies.

East Coast


South America


Many Brazilian action films have taken place in the dangerous favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, like City of God, the two Tropa de Elite movies and Bus 174.

See also

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