Júzcar – Smurf Town
Júzcar is located in the Region of Serranía de Ronda, in the part of the upper Genal Valley, closet o the peak Jarastepar, with a height of 1425 metres and bordering with Estepona and Benahavís. Because of its geographical situation the municipality has a varied vegetation, consisting of rocky places from the Sierra del Oregal, chestnut graves and pine groves from Sierra Bermeja; we can observe nearer the village tickets, pine trees and Holm oaks which spread closet o the pastures of the Lomas and the Cerro del Jardón with a height of more than 1000 metres.
This orography which is so irregular constitutes the structure of Júzcar. Like many other villages of the serranía, its White houses over the hillock are situated very close between them, with big slopes and above all we can stand out the chimneys over the unequal roofs.
It is possibly that Júzcar was a settlement before Arab age but it does not exist historic documents that prove it. Because of the phisiognomy of the village presumably Arabs gave Júzcar a rural importance. It seems that after Christian reconquest the little villages of the area were deserted because of the expulsion of the Moorish from the place and people were grouped together to form Júzcar and erected the Parish Church in1505.
Júzcar had a huge importance in the region and to its jurisdiction belonged Faraján and Alcapana, Capanza, Moclón, La Fábrica and Los Molinos according to the information of Pascual Madoz in his Geographical-statistical-historic Dictionary of Spain (1845-50).
Church of Santa Catalina
Ruins of Real Fábrica de Hojalata
In the municipality we can find its serranas stews and the mixed chickpeas stews, like its stews of rabbit and many dishes and sausages that come from the pig, but we cannot forget the own products of the municipaliy such as the mushrooms, the young garlic or leeks.
In Júzcar it is also very important the “slaughtering products”.
How to get there
Whether you set off Costa del Sol or Ronda, you have to take the Motorway A-376. If you depart from Costa del Sol you take this road from the Motorway AP-7 (N-340) by San Pedro de Alcántara. To ten kilometres before you arrive at Ronda you have to turn off the left by the road MA-525, and when you have cross Carjatima you have get the town. If you set off Ronda you have to take the Motorway A-376 and, like we have mention before, you have to take MA-525, that cross Cartajima and Júzcar.
Distances from Júzcar
Ronda 20 km
Cartajima 4 km
Málaga 115 km
Marbella 59 km
The Church of Santa Catalina before the Smurf arrived.
Fuente Chorro Trujillo (a pocos minutos del pueblo en dirección a Faraján)
Fuente La Chorrera (C/ Iglesia)
This fountain is situated next to the important public road which joins Estepona with the port of Encinas Borrachas, passing through Júzcar. These types of fountains were basic features of local infrastructure, because of their role in storing water for the locals, passers-through and the many cattle in the area, at least until the arrival of running water in recent times. Its name is of Arab origin, which gives us some idea of its age. The last reform was made in 1977.
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