After a unique and striking makeover last year, the tiny Andalucian settlement named Juzcar received about 125,000 visitors, a number that shows no sign of slowing down. The reason for this surge of tourists is because of an unusual hue that covered the entire town for a particular children's movie: The Smurfs. After film production crew members painted the whole village, residents voted to keep their houses the same color, according to The Telegraph. Travelers who are dying to check out this one-of-a-kind blue neighborhood can book a car rental in Spain
and venture to the tight-knit community.
As a result of the azure-painted town, businesses began to thrive, including souvenir shops and local restaurants.
"The number of visits is not going down," Mayor David Fernandez Tirado told the news source. "Apart from colder, wintry days, it's been quite the opposite - it's continuing to spark a lot of interest."
On weekends and holidays, a "Mercapitufo," or "Smurf market," is held in the center of town, with up to 20 stallholders selling artifacts, souvenirs and culinary delicacies related to the fictional blue creatures. Curious travelers can see this eccentric attraction for themselves when they book a car rental in Madrid
and cruise over to the film-inspired tourist town.