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Chefchaouene (Morocco)

Practical information about Chefchaouene

  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Castle and fortress
  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour and 30 minutes by road from Tétouan
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Chefchaouene

Timothée D. Travel writer
564 travel articles

Known as the "blue city" as its medina is painted all shades of blue, Chefchaouen is certainly one of the most enchanting Moroccan cities.

My suggestion:
For a very long time, the city was a favourite destination for marijuana smokers. Although this is no longer (entirely) the case today, do not be surprised if you are regularly offered a "kif" to smoke.

When the shared taxi came over the hill and started descending into the valley, Chefchaouen seemed to be an apparition! Enclosed in a valley and surrounded by the high mountains on whose slopes the city rests, Chefchaouen is—without a doubt—a true marvel to visit in Morocco. Its labyrinth of alleys painted in blue (from the ground to the walls of the houses) will certainly calm you down and provide many opportunities for very photogenic pictures. It is not surprising that masses of tourists converge on this little city in northern Morocco.

Incidentally, in view of the number of tourists and backpackers who go there, it is difficult to imagine that the city was forbidden to Christians (under pain of death) and that the ban was only lifted at the beginning of the 20th century. A must-see stopping place during a trip to Morocco!

Chefchaouen: the blue city
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