Chefchaouen Morocco: A Photo Diary From The Blue City
Everywhere I went in Morocco was high on my list of places to go to but one of the places I wanted to visit the most and one that was highly recommended by everyone was Chefchaouen. Also known as Chaouen, this quaint city is located in the northwest region of the country in the Rif Mountains. It is most famous for being painted blue which was due to an influx of Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition in the 1400s and traditionally painted buildings blue.
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Chefchaouen is quite small and very manageable so I don’t have a recommended itinerary for it. Originally our itinerary included spending 2 nights here but due to some unforeseen circumstances along the way, we only had a night here. I could have easily spent several days relaxing though because it has such a chilled out vibe. The vendors don’t hustle as hard and the prices are pretty much set lower so no haggling when you are shopping. I did try and look for a rug but I found the pattern selection to be limited so if you’re looking for rugs, try one of the bigger cities if you are picky.
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My biggest suggestion is to just wander around with no plan. It’s the best way to see the city. The locals are super friendly and I definitely think it’s a great place for solo travelers. I split off from my brother and his wife and just wandered and met up with them later to eat. While we were there we stayed in a really cute place called Casa Perleta. It’s rated high on Tripadvisor and I would definitely stay there again. It’s not a huge place but more of a BnB style place. It has a super cute terrace on the top and breakfast is included.
Here are some photos from exploring around Chefchaouen:
When we drove into town we noticed this viewpoint
The front of Casa Perleta, where we stayed
The terrace on top of Casa Perleta where I chilled and met some other travelers from the US!
The view at night from Casa Perleta’s terrace
I was in love with the Rif Berber’s hats and bought one
Adorable children filling their water jugs
Kids playing football
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In the center of town
These stairs are a popular place to shoot photos on IG
If you are planning Morocco do not miss out on this blue gem! It’s amazing and I can’t wait to go back!
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