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Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Filming Locations

Luke Skywalker’s Home

The Sidi Driss Hotel, Matmata, Tunisia

 Hotel-Sidi-Driss


Surface of ‘Tatooine’: Chott el Jerid, Tunisia

Tatooine aka Death Valley, CA

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The colorful area known as Artist’s Pallette in Death Valley also stood in for Tatooine in some desert scenes.

This location was briefly revisited for the final scenes of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith’


The ‘Massassi Outpost on the fourth moon of Yavin’: Tikal, Guatemala

seen toward the end of the movie, is the giant Mayan temple complex at Tikal, Guatemala.

The spectacular ruins, 2,500 years old and set in the 222-square-mile rainforest of the Tikal National Park

Tikal/Yavin 4, Guatemala

Filming at iconic world heritage sites is something of a Star Wars tradition. The Mayan ruins of Tikal in Guatemala became the rebel base Yavin 4 in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” The interior shots were all filmed in a Lucas Film studio.

 

 

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