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Estoril: Looking for James Bond and Tracy di Vicenzo

By: Anders Frejdh
Guincho Beach Portugal
I travelled to this, then unknown to me, James Bond location in August 1991 with my father, my mother, my sister and some friends of ours from Gothenburg.

We stayed in this beautiful area for two weeks and had the best weather imaginable!

One day we took a bus tour to enjoy the salt water of the Atlantic ending up at Guincho Beach which is located on the west coast of Portugal.

Unfortunately I did not take so many photos but luckily I got a good shot of the beach with the cliff in the background.

This is clearly visible in the pre-title sequence in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), where James Bond (George Lazenby) saves his future wife Tracy di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg). The scenes on the beach were shot in the late autum of 1968.

Guincho Beach Portugal
Guincho Beach Portugal
Even though we were in Portugal for two weeks, I never got a chance to visit Palacio Hotel in Estoril, will have to do that next time I'm around.

Other locations that was used for the filming of On Her Majesty's Secret Service and are worth visiting for all Bond travellers:
College of Arms (London, England)
Joalharia Ferreira Marques (Lisbon, Portugal)
Jungfrau Hotel (Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland)
Gauer Schweizerhof Hotel (Bern, Switzerland)
Heiliggeistkirche (Bern, Switzerland)
Palacio de Marqueses Fronteiras (Lisbon, Portugal)
Schilthorn (Murren, Switzerland)

Written by Anders Frejdh. Copyright © 2004 From Sweden With Love



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