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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the third film in the Indiana Jones franchise. It was filmed in six different countries, at stunning filming locations, some of which still attract fans today.

“Archeology is the search for fact, not truth. If it’s truth you’re interested in, Dr. Tyree’s Philosophy class is right down the hall. So forget any ideas you’ve got about lost cities, exotic travel, and digging up the world. We do not follow maps to buried treasure, and “X” never, ever marks the spot.”

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(later in the Venice library) “X marks the spot.”

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 Flushing the Birds at the Beach

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Henry flushes birds at the beach with his umbrella, which consequently brings a pursuing plane to crash. The stunning beach from this legendary movie scene is located in Andalusia, Spain. To find...
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 The Library in Venice

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The search for his father brings Indy to a beautiful library in the hearts of Venice. The Library in Venice scenes, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, were filmed...
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 The Holy Grail Temple

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The search for the Holy Grail brings Indiana Jones and his father to the Temple of the Sun also known as the Holly Grail temple. The real temple was carved into...

About the movie

The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by George Lucas. It had mostly good reviews from acclaimed critics when it was released on May 24, 1989. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was a financial success and it won an Academy Award for Best sound editing.


Short Summary

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), an archaeologist, sets out to search for his father, who got missing while searching for the holy grail. The search brings Indiana to Venice where he finds out that his father was taken as hostage in Austrian-German border. He rescues his father (Sean Connery) from the Nazis but then a race begins, who will find the Holy grail first.


Where was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade filmed?

The Last Crusade was filmed on stunning filming locations in Spain, Italy, Germany, Jordan, United Kingdom, and in the United States. One shorter scene involves also Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey but it only shows it from the distance.


Some of the beautiful filming locations involve Venice where they filmed scenes around the Library in Venice. Petra in Jordan represents the temple in which the Holy Grail was hidden. Most of the desert scenes are shot in the Tabernas Desert in Spain while the opening desert scenes were shooted in Utah’s Arches National Park, USA. The plane chase and the beach scenes are also shot in Spain in the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural. The imposing castle from the castle at the Austrian-German Border is from the Bürresheim Castle in Germany.


Most of other interior and exterior scenes are shot on different locations in the United Kingdom and the United States. We recommend the following Wikipedia Article for the more in-depth overview of the scenes and locations.


Hint: To find the exact filming locations, choose one of the scenes below or click on the map image at the bottom of the location section.

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