10 International Locations Featured In Filipino Romance Films

It's not a *big* Filipino production without a trip abroad!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Barcelona/Star Cinema, (RIGHT) Imagine You And Me/GMA Films

We love traveling to different countries just as much as we love touring around the Philippines. It's also a known fact that we Filipinos are *obsessed* with films that feature our favorite celebs in Asia, Europe, and the Americas! Admit it: It's not a big Pinoy production if one of the lead characters doesn't go abroad to study, work, or to run away from their problems.

Below are 10 locations from recent films that filmed out of the country: 

1. Como and Verona, Italy (Imagine You And Me, 2016)

The premise: Gara (Maine Mendoza) is an OFW in Italy who believes in the concepts of destiny and true love. Andrew (Alden Richards) is a cynical medical student who had his heart broken. 

Iconic spots in the film: Piazza Cavour and Lake Como 

2. Barcelona, Spain (Barcelona: A Love Untold, 2017)

The premise: Ely (Daniel Padilla) can't get over his past love until he meets Mia (Kathryn Bernardo), a girl who sees Spain as a fresh start. 

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Iconic spots in the film: La Sagrada Familia, Plaza de Cataluña, and The Magic Fountain 

3. Seoul, South Korea (My Ex And Whys, 2017)

The premise: The story revolves around a playboy named Gio (Enrique Gil), who tries to prove he's a changed man to his ex-girlfriend, a blogger named Cali (Liza Soberano). They end up attending a friend's wedding in South Korea together. 

Iconic spots in the filmNami Island, Namyangju Bike Trail, and N Seoul Tower

4. Hokkaido, Japan (Kita Kita, 2017)

The premise: Lea (Alessandra De Rossi) is a blind girl who works as a tourist guide in Japan. She meets Tonyo (Empoy Marquez), a fellow Filipino who befriends her despite her being aloof and masungit.  

Iconic spots in the film: Zerubu Hill, Otaru Canal, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Odori Park

5. Lanai, Hawaii (The Day After Valentine's, 2018)

The premise: Bela Padilla plays a girl who loves "fixing" broken things and people, like JC Santos' character. When he invites her to go with him to Hawaii, she doesn't hesitate at all.

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Iconic spots in the film: Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) and Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) 

6. St. Gallen, Switzerland (Meet Me In St. Gallen, 2018)

The premise: Celeste (Bela Padilla) and Jesse (Carlo Aquino) have a one-night stand and then go their separate ways. Years later, they end up meeting again in St. GallenSwitzerland

Iconic spots in the film: The St. Gallen Christmas Market and The Three Lakes

7. Vancouver, Canada (First Love, 2018)

The premise: Reserved businessman Nick (Aga Muhlach) meets impulsive and optimistic photographer Ali (Bea Alonzo), who believes in always seizing the day. 

Iconic spots in the film: Stanley Park and Finch's Tea & Coffee House 

8. Tokyo, Japan (Sid & Aya; Not A Love Story, 2018)

The premise: Aya (Anne Curtis) dreams of following her mother to Japan. While saving up, she works multiple jobs until she meets Sid (Dingdong Dantes) who hires her to spend a few hours every night with him just to talk.  

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Iconic spots in the film: The Tokyo Skytree and The Tokyo Subway 

9. Amsterdam, Netherlands (The Hows Of Us, 2018)

The premise: George (Kathryn Bernardo) and Primo (Daniel Padilla), a longtime couple with big dreams, are faced with even bigger problems that affect their relationship.  

Iconic spots in the film: The Jordaan Canal and The Keukenhof Gardens 

10. New York, USA (Alone/Together, 2019)

The premise: Tin (Liza Soberano) dreams of being a museum director abroad while her college boyfriend Raf (Enrique Gil) plays it cool and only dreams of graduating from school. Eight years after they first meet, they're totally different people. 

Iconic spots in the film: Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, The Guggenheim Museum 

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