CHEFCHAOUEN, THE BLUE DIAMOND
Built on a mountainside, Chefchaouen is a city with a special vibes. It unique charm gives an impression of unreality. With its blue-rinsed houses, the whole city seems to be bathed in azure. You walk around as if you were in a dream.
More than just an ornament, the beautiful Chefchaouen brims with attractions. Its heritage is rich. The inescapable Medina with its famous narrow winding alleys, is an opportunity to mingle with the local population, and to smell and taste delights: from freshly baked bread, to skillfully prepared tagines. There is also the Kasbah which stands in the middle of the old quarter: its lush gardens, located in the center of the city, are a haven of freshness. Its museum which is home to a collection of old weapons, some photos of the city, and textiles, is a must-see.
Boasting its unique geographical position, Chefchaouen is a paradise for walkers. The paths of the surrounding mountains offer pleasant hiking activities. You’ll explore a new side of Morocco, that of the Rif mountain range, as you stroll them.
Make the most of your stay in the picture perfect Blue city!
Popular in Chefchaouen:
- Akchour Waterfalls
- Talassemtane National Park
- Grand Mosque
- Carpet Stores
- Old Medina of Chefchaouen
The must-see places in and around Chefchaouen, the charming bride
A can’t-miss spot for outdoor activities
Being one of the Pearl cities of Morocco, Chefchaouen has a long-standing and impressive cultural heritage and untainted beauty of nature to boast about. Far away from the centre, you’ll explore the marvellous setting in which the city is beautifully is located as well as the endless activities available.
With Rif mountains wonderfully decorating Chefchaouen, the city is built at the foot of the Kelaa and Meggou mountains. Its reliefs form a magnificent landscapes in the middle of which is a great spot to indulge in pleasant hiking moments. Whether it’s on foot, by bike or on donkey back, stroll the paths, cross a cedar forest and discover the few hamlets established on these heights.
These mountains are also home to numerous deep caves, that are pierced by hundreds of metres of galleries that can be explored by speleologists. With rivers and streams criss-crossing the city, Chefchaouen offers ideal water sports activities for a thrill-seekers ; the Laou wadi can be rafted down while other rivers are crossed by canoes.
While enjoying some photo shoots in its magnetic blue alleys, go exploring the adventurous side of the city !
Chefchaouen, a picture perfect nature
How not to fall under the charm of the natural landscapes of Chefchaouen, in this city with the allure of “Game Of Thrones”? It’s not by chance that Talassemtane National Park and the Bouhachem Natural Park were both created with the aim to protecte the sites and promote the development of ecotourism.
In the middle of the 60,000 hectares of this mountainous massif and its forests of cedar, fir and pine trees, hiking lovers enjoy the trails that lead them to Kalaa, Tissouka Mountain, Akchour or Azilane. Each destination will shower you with its unique atmosphere : from the famous Dieu Bridge, a natural arch located 25 meters high near Akchour, to the Cherafat waterfalls surrounding the mosque whose melodies composed by water will soothe you, to the Ras Al Maa springs known as the Toughoubit cave.
Not the be outdone, the beaches of Oued Laou and Targha, famous for their untainted beauty, which is an ideal spot for sea lovers.
Let yourself be tempted by the Moroccan blue pearl.
Chefchaouen, an outstanding heritage and architecture
Built on the mountainside, narrow and winding streets with that charming blue glow, gives a unique charm to the city with a look of a dream. This magnetic city invites you to take a stroll and explore its rich heritage, while admiring the architectural treasures that decorate its alleys, and having a good time with the local inhabitants.
When the sun goes down, and its rays no longer cross the walls of the Medina, the azure atmosphere draw you into a unique scenery where the Kasbah of Chefchaouen stands. Surrounded by gardens, greens succeed shades of blue, forming in the city a small oasis of freshness, the Kasbah looks like a museum ; a collection of ancient weapons, photos and textiles are displayed.
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.
Take a piece of Chefchaouen with you!
Source: VISIT MOROCCO