Chefchouen – The Blue City – Morocco

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

We stayed here for 2 nights in a lovely little Guesthouse. More on that soon.
This is a shopping destination so attracts a lot of tourists. Artefacts unquiue to the area are wollen woven blankets and a goats cheese native to the area.
It is also popular..I would guess mostly popular for its Kief. The region is one of the main producers of Cannibis in Morocco

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  1. Beautiful Lorrie! That blue always reminds me of the Reckitt’s Blue washing aid that my mother used to add to our white wash, or something it actually closely resembled a cube of pool cue chalk.

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