Málaga’s Smurf village gets a new boost

Diputación announces €300,000 in upgrades and attractions in Júzcar

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Dancing Smurfs helped celebrate the announcement of the new investment in Júzcar

MÁLAGA’S provincial government, the Diputación de Málaga, has announced a major investment in the Serranía de Ronda’s blue-walled village of Júzcar, with €300,000 to be spent on additions including new attractions and infrastructure improvements.

The homes and public buildings of Júzcar were first painted blue by Sony Pictures as part of a promotional campaign for the studio’s 2011 The Smurfs movie, which also had its premiere in the village. Júzcar, with a population of around 230, quickly became a popular tourist attraction known as the Pueblo Pitufo (Smurf Village).

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