Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of its old town. Leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. In the shady main square of Place Outa el Hammam is the red-walled Kasbah, a 15th-century fortress and dungeon, and Chefchouen Ethnographic Museum. The octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque rises nearby. Overall, the medina was an incredible place to go wander. Its beautiful architecture perched on the side of the mountain offered great views!
Though I do give it 5 stars, I did think it was slightly overhyped. My friend and I joked that any village in the Atlas mountains can be painted red or green and attract tourists. At the end of the day, after visiting many places in Morocco, Chef really was special only for blue paint.
I would for sure recommend travellers to come visit if in the area, but not a massive detour from Marrakech or elsewhere in the south. You're pretty much coming here just to see blue paint!
Maximum Temprature: 23 C
Clouds: broken clouds
sunrise: 2019-05-25 05:11:08
sunset: 2019-05-25 19:25:04