Chefchaouen – discover the blue city of Morocco in one day

Chefchaouen, also known as the “Blue City,” is in the heart of the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. You will simply fall in love with the unique charm of the blue-washed streets and buildings. It is only a small city with a population of around 43,000 people, but the charm spread throughout this town is incredible!

Chefchauen Flowers
Flowers in the Medina
Stairs Chefchauen
Painted Stairs

Blue-washed Medina of Chefchaouen

You could spend hours only walking through the medina, with its narrow, blue-washed streets and buildings. In every corner, you will find something different that will attract your attention: beautiful flowers, artistic pictures, cats sleeping, and sellers selling Moroccan products like jewelry, ceramics, and clothes.

Chefchaouen has a great artistic scene. The city has long been a magnet for painters, photographers, and artisans. You will find many artists painting beautiful pictures of the city itself, as well as other motifs.

Cat in chauen
Cat walking in Chefchaouen
Cat sleeping in chauen
Sleeping cat

Kasbah and Ras El Ma 

You should start exploring the city at the Kasbah, a 15th-century fortress that now houses a museum. From the rooftop of the Portuguese Tower, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains. On the way up to the tower is a museum writing about different things like, for example, the women in the region. Next to the tower is a historic prison. Other than that, it is a small, beautiful park where you can walk around and have a sit enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

As you continue exploring the medina, be sure to make your way to Ras El Ma, a picturesque spot featuring a small waterfall. Here, you can enjoy a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and have lunch at the nearby restaurants.

Stairs up to the Portugese Tower
View from Kasbah Chefchauen
View from the Top of the Kasbah
Store in Chefchauen
Store in Chefchaouen
Chefchauen City
City view over Chefchaouen

In conclusion,

Chefchaouen is a wonderful city to relax, admire, and be fascinated by. It spreads a unique charm that cannot be found in other cities in Morocco.

Picture in Chefchauen
Painting

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