Morocco's Blue Pearl
Chefchaouen is a city with a unique atmosphere that was built into a slope. Its distinctive attractiveness creates the illusion of unreality. The entire city appears to be drenched in blue thanks to its blue-rinned homes. You move about as though you were dreaming. Nobody quite knows how the town achieved its blue hue, but every local has their own theory!
IN THE BLUE CITY
Chefchaouen, a hip, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own planet, is one of the nicest places in Morocco. It is beautifully poised beneath the untamed peaks of the Rif.
Tourism has undoubtedly become widespread, but there is the ideal mix of accessibility and authenticity. With bright blue buildings, red-tiled roofs, and winding passageways that converge on the bustling Plaza Uta El Hammam and its rebuilt kasbah, the old medina is a joy of Moroccan and Andalusian influences.
Nestled into the slope, the city's small, twisting alleyways and lovely blue radiance give it a dreamlike appearance.
This alluring city invites you to take a stroll, discover its rich history, admire the architectural wonders that adorn its lanes, and enjoy yourself with the locals.
The Kasbah of Chefchaouen is situated in a distinctive setting as the sun sets and its rays no longer shine through the Medina's walls.
The Kasbah appears to be a museum, with a collection of historic weaponry, photographs, and textiles on exhibit, and is surrounded by gardens where greens alternate with blue-toned hues to create a small oasis of freshness in the middle of the metropolis.
How is it possible to resist giving in to Chefchaouen's natural beauty in this "Game of Thrones"-inspired city? It is no accident that both the Talassemtane National Park and the Bouhachem Natural Park were established with the intention of safeguarding the sites and fostering the growth of ecotourism.
Hikers enjoy the routes that bring them to Kalaa, Tissouka Mountain, Akchour, or Azilane as they traverse the 60,000 hectares of this hilly massif's forests of cedar, fir, and pine trees.
From the famed Dieu Bridge, a natural arch 25 meters high near Akchour, to the Cherafat waterfalls around the mosque, whose melodies produced by water will comfort you, to the Ras Al Maa springs known as the Toughoubit cave, each place will shower you with its distinct ambiance.
ARTISAN HAND-MADE CRAFTS
The city is also worth a visit for its handicrafts. The wood, wool and tanning trades are common. Fort art lovers, get introduced to vivid arts of weaving and carpentry alongside passionate workers, and share with your loved ones, your best memories and gifts.
Talassemtane National Park
Old Medina of Chefchaouen
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