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Chefchaouen -- a Typical Street in the Medina


You'll really love the color blue by the time you've visited Chefchaouen. Inside the medina many of the streets, walls and doors are a magnificent hue of blue.
Blue Streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco

Blue Streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco

© Anouk Zijlma
Chefchaouen was painted blue by the Jewish refugees who lived there during the 1930's. The beauty of Chefchaouen's mountainous surroundings are enhanced by the contrast of the brightly painted medina. It is this beauty and the relaxed atmmosphere of the town that makes Chefchaouen very attractive to visitors.

Chefchaouen was ruled by the Spanish for several centuries and many people still speak a Spanish dialect. The proximity of Cueta (a Spanish enclave on the Moroccan mainland) is yet another reason why Spanish tourists absolutely love Chefchaouen. I happened to be there during a Spanish holiday weekend and the town was buzzing with Spanish tourists. If you want a quiet experience in Chefchaouen, avoid Spanish national holidays and the summer months (July to September).

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