Chefchaouen is a small town tucked in the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. The quaint town covered with white washed homes with distinctive powder-blue accents. The town painted blue by the Jewish refugees who lived there during the 1930’s as a reminder of the God’s power above. Even as the Jewish population faded in the area and gave way to a stronger Muslim presence, tradition of blue buildings continued. Residents of Chefchaouen still regularly paint their houses, keeping the blue city fresh and the lost tradition alive.
Today, Chefchaouen is one of the major tourists destination and attraction in Morocco. The Berbers hand-woven earth-tone blankets, rugs, bags, lamp shades and other Moroccan decor seen displayed at the small shops within the city’s medina wall.
Maze of narrow cobbled lanes, beautiful artsy blue medina against the mountainous backdrop is simple incredible photogenic and very calm soothing environment.