Juzcar – the real Smurf village

This month the village of Juzcar in the Genal Valley between Estepona and Ronda celebrates its third anniversary of going blue. Yes, when Sony approached the village more than three years ago with the outlandish suggestion of painting the entire whitewashed hamlet bright blue for the filming of their upcoming movie ‘The Smurfs’, the intention was to repaint it white as soon as screening had finished. But when the film launch was over and the residents were offered the choice to go back to white, they chose blue! And so the bold blue ‘Smurf Village’ was born.