Chefchaouen – The Blue City of Morocco

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Chefchaouen – The Blue City of Morocco, famous for its Blue Street, where everything is blue and also for Tarik-Ben-Ziad Mosque, whose octagonal minaret is a copy of the Golden Tower of Seville.

Chefchaouen is a small and quite blue town situated in Morocco –  in the foothills of the Rif mountain, being located in a mountainous area that requires much patience and a quite long bus ride to tell you her story.

The city has the main characteristic and the one that actually attracts tourists all over the world: the famous Blue Street, where the buildings are coloured in blue as well as the streets, doors and window frames. The tradition is preserved from 1930, when the Jews decided to paint their houses in blue and since then, the custom remains. Houses are painted white (to maintain coolness) and blue (to ward off mosquitoes and the evil eye).

This adorable blue city welcomes you with fabrics, handicrafts, spices or fabric baskets, a museum full of collections of lace and traditional port, a fortress and Tarik-Ben-Ziad Mosque whose octagonal minaret is a copy of the Golden Tower of Seville.

Chefchaouen has a quiet atmosphere and has Andausian and Spanish origins, which are reflected in the fact that everyone is relaxed, smiling and things are going at their own pace, without rushing. You will see sociable people and extremely faithful, keeping their innocence and candour.

The city offers many …

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