Juzcar, Spain’s Blue Smurfs Village
Located 113 km away from the city of Malaga and 25 km from Ronda, in the autonomous province of Andalusia, Juzcar has become a hotspot for worldwide travelers, and one of the most recognizable villages in Spain. Once a traditional white village, the picturesque hamlet changed its look in the summer of 2011, becoming the first and only official Smurfs village in the world.This creative idea was launched by Sony Pictures as part of the campaign to promote The Smurfs movie. Consequently, the locals agreed to paint the traditional pueblo blanco in bright blue. This was intended to be a temporary project, but the idea caught on so well that Juzcar even started to organize a series of events and trade fairs related to the cheerful theme.
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