Chefchoeun – The Blue City of Morocco

Chefchaouen, known as the “Blue City” of Morocco is a unique city nestled up in the northeastern Rif mountains of morocco. As you walk through this lovely city, you will be astounded by its beauty. Chefchaouen is a photographer’s dream. Each of the doors painted a beautiful blue, while the walls contrasting white make the city feel cool and serene. Some people say that the white and blue illuminate the city.

The blues of Chefchouen are mysteriously rich and vibrant

The blues of Chefchouen are mysteriously rich and vibrant

Chefchaouen Sky

Chefchaouen Sky

You will notice that the streets are kept very clean, as your hosts take pride in their city. It is not a surprise that many people go there each year to relax! The main attraction of Chefchaouen is the medina. The white walls and décor, made by the Jewish immigrants, is a nice switch from the thrilling yet crowded cities or Fes, Marrakesh and Rabat. The medina is dotted with small shops with stunning hand woven carpets or lamp shades. Don’t miss the many wood workers in the medina making there own special type of craft. You will find it quite interesting to stop and observe these master craftsmen at work.

For those active travelers, there are a number of easy hikes out into the surrounding mountains. The easiest is up the nearby hill which holds an old crumbling mosque. Once at the top you can relax in peace overlooking this little city!

Your night in Chefchaouen would not be complete until you have spent the night in the lovely guesthouses of Casa Hassan or Dar Mezianna. These 4 star traditional guesthouses provide you with a charming location for your night’s sleep.

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