From Fez to Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen or Chaouen is known as the blue city.
It is located high up in the Rif Mountains, a beautiful blue and white walled medina is one of the most majestic places to travel to.
The city has its historical background it was founded in 1471 by Moorish exiles from Spain and then it was originally a Berber post and a city that was once considered impossible to be visited by a Christian until 1920 when Spanish troops invaded it.
Chefchaouen is one of the most spectacular places; it is a popular tourist destination.
It is a quaint place to hike, relax and shop.
It offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets.
The goat cheese native to the area is also popular.
Here, the Spanish culture is prevalent and if you speak a little Spanish, then you will get by easily.
We offer day hiking around the town, and also offer extended trips that will take you through some of the Rif Mountains more rustic environs.
- We’ll start by the kasbah museum in the medina.
The kasbah of Chefchaouen belongs to the early 18th century, and was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail.
It is fairly simple without architectural surprises however it is surrounded by gardens on the interior and exterior.
Inside the Kasbah, you can visit the ethnographic museum containing antique weapons, musical instruments, and photographs of the old town.
- Step onto the museum’s roof and take pictures of a panoramic view of the Hispanic flavored town lined with blue and white washed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs and patios embellished with citrus trees.
Next, visit the cobbled main square, Plaza Uta el- Hammam and where the striking 15th century Grand Mosque sits.