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Chefchaouen, Morocco

From series “Nooks and Villages That Are More Colorful Than Top Touristic Destinations”
Year: 1471.

The amazing city of Chefchaouen also known to many under the unofficial name of Blue City, is situated in Morocco. It owes a name to its unique architecture. Like many hundreds of years ago, locals live in old stone houses with walls painted blue. Streets look like works of art. While walking there, you can see thousands of different shades of blue.

Chefchaouen, Morocco The history of the city is simply amazing. It was founded in 1471 by Spanish, Jewish, and Muslim exiles. Away from home, they decided to create a town similar to their homeland. The city was built in a remote mountainous area. For hundreds of years, mountains and rocks have served as a safe natural defense. The blue color, which the townspeople paint their houses, is a reminder about the importance of the Jewish tradition. Blue color is sacred for Jews; it reminds them of the sky and God. For hundreds of years, the city has remained closed for gentiles, that is why it was able to save its unique identity after more than 500 years.

A difficult and rather long journey waits for travelers who want to visit this wonderful Moroccan city. The easiest way to get to Chefchaouen is to start from the nearby city of Tangier. A car or bus ride takes about five hours. Patient travelers will be rewarded. They will be able to stroll through azure streets, glimpse into the hidden courtyards decorated with live flowers, and visit nice shops and buy original Moroccan souvenirs. Next - Avenue of the Baobabs

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Guichet Automatique Al Barid Bank' located in 2.11 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'raghd car' is located in 2.14 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Station TOTAL' in 1.85 km
Supermarket: 'Hanout Abdellatif' in 0.92 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 1.58 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie Farhana' in 1.16 km
Police station: 'Comissariat Police' in 1.88 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Caffè Annojoum' in 0.81 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Sania Ramel Airport TTU - in 47 km
 »  Ibn Batouta Airport TNG - in 84 km
 »  Cherif El Idrissi Airport AHU - in 131 km
 »  Saiss Airport FEZ - in 140 km
 »  San Fernando Airport CTC - in 165 km
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Best hotels near Chefchaouen

Hotel Souika

Located in 1 km from Chefchaouen
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Rooms: 14
The rooms at Hotel Souika feature access to a shared bathroom with shower. Guests can relax in the 2 living rooms equipped with sofas, a TV and DVD … More: photo, rates and booking
Riad Rifandalus

Located in 2 km from Chefchaouen
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Rooms: 7
Rooms here will provide you with a seating area. There is a full a kitchen with . Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with towels. At … More: photo, rates and booking
Maison rurale Ouled Ben Blal

Located in 5 km from Chefchaouen
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Rooms: 2
The rooms at Maison Rurale Ouled Ben Blal are decorated in a traditional style and give access to a shared bathroom with shower. A traditional … More: photo, rates and booking
Auberge Dardara

Located in 7 km from Chefchaouen
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Rooms: 21
The air-conditioned guest rooms are decorated in a traditional Moroccan style with wooden furniture and colourful fabrics. Each en suite room has a … More: photo, rates and booking

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