Welcome to “the Blue Pearl of Morocco”.
Chefchaouen was build in 1471 as a fortified village (kasbah) and was a settlement for the Moors and Jews fleeing Spain after the Reconquista. Today you can notice the Spanish influence in the city in both cultural and social life. Thus, you’ll find in Chefchaouen an impressive Spanish architectural heritage and many locals who speak Spanish.
Chefchaouen is one of the top destinations of Morocco. The city conquest with its charming humbleness and beauty. The main Chefchaouen attraction is the unique Medina with its winding narrow streets where all the walls are painted blue, making the city a truly special place. Located in the northeast of Morocco at the feet of the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is an amazing contrast to the dramatic surrounding landscapes. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the city by visiting the mosque of Jemaa Bouzafar.
There are many theories why Chefchouen is blue. Some people support that it’s because of keeping mosquitoes away. Others say that the tradition of painting the buildings blue was brought by the Serphadic Jews, symbolizing the sky and the spiritual life, while others say it’s just to attract tourists. One thing is sure, the city is unique.