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Why Visit Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary places in Morocco, if not the whole world. The renowned blue city in the Moroccan northwest attracts huge numbers of visitors each year, and, needless to say, there's a reason for that. Its one-of-a-kind architecture of all shades of blue, authentic streets, numerous historical monuments, and vast cultural heritage all add up to an unforgettable Chefchaouen tour.

Start exploring the town by visiting the old Medina, the highlight of any Chefchaouen sightseeing. Stroll along the postcard-like narrow streets, discover the maze of small alleys, pathways, and lovely squares, and take some great shots with your camera, as every corner will make you want to stop and capture its charm. You'll also have the chance to see the life of locals, as this tourist paradise is actually still inhabited by Chefchaouen residents.

Another popular destination of Chefchaouen travel is the Spanish Mosque. Built by the Spanish back in the 1920s but never used, the mosque is currently open as a cultural center. It is situated on a hilltop, overlooking the picturesque views of the city and its unforgettable blend of red rooftops and blue walls of the houses. The short hike will make it only more special as on the way you can see the Ras el-Maa River and other beautiful sceneries. It is important to drink plenty of water on your way up!

Get acquainted with the history of Chefchaouen by visiting the Kasbah Museum or admire the fusion of cultures at Plaza Uta el-Hammam Square. Make sure to add the 15th century Grand Mosque to your Chefchaouen itinerary as well, the octagonal minaret on-site stands out tall while calling people to pray five times a day, creating a magical ambiance around it all.

One more great way to get to know the local culture while traveling is eating! Morocco is the perfect place for foodies, bringing joy to taste buds with every bite of the local delicacies. Don't miss the opportunity to try the original dishes, such as tajines made from lamb or kefta, slow-cooked stew served in a clay pot.

Best Things to Do in Chefchaouen, Morocco

  • Enjoy the blue colors of the old Chefchaouen Medina
  • Immerse in the blend of cultures at Plaza Uta el-Hammam Square
  • Taste local specialties such as tajines
 

Chefchaouen has everything for the perfect traveling experience, from breathtaking landscapes and unique architecture to a bustling cultural scene. It is time for you to enjoy it all!

Morocco tour packages featuring Chefchaouen

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Start your journey in vibrant Casablanca and travel across the whole country. Spend a night in a hidden gem of Morocco - Chefchaouen, see Roman ruins of Volubilis and gaze at the stars in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Cross the Atlas Mountains and drive through the famous Tizi’n’Tichka pass.

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Arrive in Tangier - Europe’s gateway to Africa and in 13 days explore the whole country from north to south. On this trip you see 7 out of 9 UNESCO Sites, the blue city of Chefchaouen, spiritual Fes, Roman ruins of Volubilis and Meknes, Marrakech and vivid Casablanca and spend overnight in the Sahara Desert in a berber camp.

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