netflix original series success bridgerton has sparked audience interest in period dramas, especially if they include lots of sex and fabulous costumes. So the streaming giant is stepping up to meet that demand. Earlier this year, they brought out a Spanish series called Castamaro’s Cook for their lineup. One of the things fans love about the show is its setting with ancient buildings and beautiful landscapes.
But is the area where the story sets a real place? Could they really go to Castamar?
What Is ‘The Cook Of Castamar’ About?
The romantic period drama came out in February, and according to FanSided, it soon made it to the top 10 trending list of Netflix. like the super-popular series bridgerton, it is a period piece full of drama, romance, social expectations and lust.
The series is set in the early 1700s, and is about Duque Diego de Castamar (Roberto Enriquez), who suffers a tragic loss. His beloved wife, who has just told him that she is expecting a child, is thrown from his horse and killed.
The Duke is heartbroken, but political pressure means he must remarry. The eligible girls are more than happy to line up for the opportunity, but unfortunately for them, Diego had already seen his cook.
Clara Belmonte (played by Michelle Jenner), is a high-society woman who fell on hard times when her father died. To support herself, she turned to cooking, getting a position in the Duke’s house. Despite Clara’s respectable background, the fact that she is employed makes a potential relationship reprehensible. Somehow, this knowledge doesn’t stop them from being attracted to each other.
where the show is filmed
Part of the appeal of the series is its lush beauty. The costumes, sets, and even the lighting are all elegant and range in age and wealth. And the landscape is breathtaking.
According to looper, the series was filmed in Spain in the cities of Madrid, Segovia and Cuenca. Not only do these areas offer stunning views, but they also feature historic buildings, such as Segovia’s Castle Alcazar. You can also visit the historic walled city in Cuenca, which was built by the Moors in the 12th century.
These beautiful, old places are the ideal place to unwind an 18th-century story. But what about Castamar? Is that where you can actually go?
Is Castamar a real place?
The series pays attention to detail, even the kind of clothes people of that era wore and the food they ate. It gives a historically accurate feel, leading people to wonder if Duke is based on a real person. If so, would it be possible to go to their home?
Unfortunately for the hopeful fans, cinemaholic report that Castamaro’s Cook Not based on true story. The series was directed by Fernando J. It was adapted from a novel by Munez. The events of the novel are set in Madrid, making the filming location even more accurate.
It is true that real historical figures appear in the series, such as King Philip V and Queen Isabel. However, there is no historical record of someone called the Duke of Castamar. Like the fiery, scandalous romance, the main characters were never present in this dramatic series.
Although he will never get to walk the streets of the fictional city, fans of the series are happy to put that hope aside and enjoy only the sensual intrigue.
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