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Let me share one cute place to visit in Southern Spain – Juzcar, the first and only official Blue Smurfs Village in the world.

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Visiting the Blue Smurfs Village in Spaim

On our way to Algarve, right after the recent Andalusia Road Trip, we couldn’t miss a chance to visit Juzcar, the famous Blue Smurfs Village in Spain. It is often called one of the most colorful places in the whole country and could be a cool stop to enjoy Spain with kids.

There is not much to do in the village of Juzcar, especially compared to nearest the fairytale places in Ronda or Seville. But on the other hand, you don´t get to feel like you’re a part of Smurfs cartoon on a daily basis, do you?! 

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The Story of Juzcar

Before 2011 Juzcar was one of many typical white villages of Andalusia.

But after Sony Pictures launched the idea of “The Blue Smurfs Village“, as a part of their promotional campaign for The Smurfs movie, locals decided to take part and painted their traditional “pueblo blanco” in bright blue…

It was initially supposed to be a temporary project, but the blues ended up turning into the Juzcar´s trademark. Such a fairy-tale transformation boosted tourism in the area, so no wonder locals ended up voting for leaving the blue color.

In fact, these traditional Spanish little villages like Juzcar or Fanzara, keep surprising me with their new modern faces. It amazing when the locals embrace the radical change to reinvent their hometown.

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How to visit Juzcar

Juzcar can be visited from both Ronda (30 min) and Malaga (1h). This Blue Smurfs Village is very instagramable and it rarely gets crowded.

The village has one local bar – that´s pretty much all you can visit in Juzcar. The drawback is that a part of the road from Ronda to Juzcar is very narrow. Although you won´t find much traffic along the way, I´ve really had worse moments driving towards Masca in Tenerife.

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Juzcar: Blue Smurfs Village in Spain

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