There’s a location for everyone out there somewhere. Whether you want to visit the scenic island of Santorini, climb Machu Pichu in Peru, or if you fancy heading to a village in Spain that’s dedicated entirely to SMURFS.
If you thought the Smurfs had been left in the 1990’s, think again, as there is in fact a whole village in Spain dedicated to the Smurfs where everything is blue.
Around every corner you’ll find figurines, murals and sculptures of Papa Smurf, Mama Smurf, Baby Smurf and the whole gang.
And the most shocking part is that it’s been sitting there for almost a decade and we didn’t have a clue about it! Eh?
Juzcar, near Malaga, was first decorated as a publicity stunt for The Smurfs movie way back in 2011, with higgledy piggledy houses painted bright blue and Smurf statues erected.
However, the village’s residents loved the look so much they decided to keep it. There are currently just 20 people living in the blue village, with a massive 80,000 tourists making the trip each year to come and view the sights.
Of course the main selling point is the bright ‘Smurf blue’ buildings, with everything from the Town Hall, cemetery and even the church painted in the iconic blue. There’s even mushroom huts inspired by the blue characters’ homes which make an Instaworthy shot for sure.
Howevever, as expected, the Spanish village has had to undergo some changes since the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite ZERO cases, town officials have recently instated a ban stopping people from swimming in the town’s well-known rivers and bathing pools.
Town Mayor David Fernandez Tirado said: “These new temporary extraordinary measures must be maintained to prevent and contain the virus and mitigate the health, social and economic impact.”
Right now, Brits are warned against all unessential travel to Spain, so it’s best to hold off for now if you want to visit the Andalusian town.
We’re not sure about you though, but the Smurf village is going STRAIGHT to the top of our travel bucket list.