Monday, 12 March 2012

Juzcar,The Smurf Village In Spain

Yesterday we took a day trip from Casa Pino Solo in Iznajar Andalucia to the village called Juzcar in Spain.
Juzcar is a peaceful, traditional “pueblo blanco” village, located in the Genel Valley region of Andalucia.
 It has a small population of around 250 people and Sony selected it as the perfect location for the world premiere of its film “The Smurfs 3D”. The locals were delighted, especially since the news meant their small village would become a temporary tourist attraction, but their fame and fortune came at a price: Sony requested that the entire settlement, including its historic church be painted blue, to resemble the smurfs’ fantasy village.
In preparation for the big premiere in June last year unemployed locals turned Juzcar into a real life Smurf village. There have been no complaints from the locals regarding the sudden transformation and tourists have been flocking to the village ever since. Although Sony agreed to turn the village to its former white glory they have had a vote and its now been kept blue hoping Juzcar stays a permanent tourist spot.
You can visit Juzcar from our luxury villa and it is not too far from Ronda so both could be done as a days touring.It is a beautiful place and well worth a visit,especially for the kids!
We still have availability this year at our villa so do get in touch for any info and pricing.
Thanks Lisa x

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