Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Doctor is in ... Garachico

Dr Who locations in Tenerife

The Doctor Who crew are filming in Tenerife this week and an interesting tweet from on-location work looks to reveal an alien from the opening Series 9 two-parter, but just where is filming taking place on the island? Several of the reports have mentioned filming in the Teide National Park (it's a tad obvious), but where were the urban shots taken?

Well, I can reveal that it's the northern town of Garachico. In the first of three images, the "men in black" were located on the steps of the former convent and Town Hall.

Suits in front of the Town Hall in Garachico

The distinctive pillars on the front of the building in another image gave it away as the Casa Palacio of the Counts of La Gomera, also known as the Casa de la Piedra (Stone House).

Whist an outdoor cafe scene was taking place in the plaza Glorieta San Francisco in front of the church of Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles (founded 1524). 

There, you heard it first here and now you can totally amaze your friends with your in-depth knowledge of the location when you watch Dr Who (Series 9) in the Autumn.

On Location in Tenerife - Doctor Who Extra: Series 2 Episode 2 (2015)