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Filming of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ began in October 1968 in Switzerland. The production moved to England in March 1969. Next month the filmmakers went to Portugal to continue filming until May 1969.
At the beginning of the film James Bond (George Lazenby) met Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) at the beach where he saved her from commiting suicide by drowning. Later they met in casino. Next day 007 was kidnapped by four men who took him to Marc Ange Draco (Gabrielle Ferzetti), Teresa’s father.
The scene with James Bond with four men in Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was filmed on a bridge connecting Lisbon to the municipality of Almada. The Christ the King statue is visible in background.The bridge inaugurated in 1966 was named at the beginning Salazar Bridge. In 1974 (after “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed) the bridge was renamed the 25 de Abril Bridge – the day the Carnation Revolution had occurred.James Bond visited twice the jewelry store – at the beginning of the film he spotted the ring and later he bought the wedding ring for Teresa di Vicenzo. The store is located at the Rossio square. There is a Column of Pedro IV located in the center of the square (photo below). The jewelry store is located in south end of the square. The facade of the store is visible on the left side of the photo below. James Bond and Tracy de Vicenzo started their honeymoon in Aston Martin DBS. The car with the couple was filmed on Salazar Bridge (currently the 25 de Abril Bridge). Below you can see the view of Lisbon with the bridge in background from Saint George Castle.In the last photo you can see the 25 de Abril Bridge behind the Monument to the Discoveries.Sources: