OrangeSmile Tours
World most extreme places

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


Islands on Lake Titicaca, Peru Islands on Lake Titicaca, Peru
  Islands on Lake Titicaca, Peru   Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar  
Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Chefchaouen - interactive map

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
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Chefchaouen

Hotel Souika

Located in 1 km from Chefchaouen
Route on the map:
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
Route on the map:
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
Route on the map:
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
Route on the map:
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

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Chefchaouen
1 km - Chefchaouen
In Morocco, on the slopes of the Reef Mountains, is a wonderful city of Chefchaouen. Its main attraction are old houses, whose walls are traditionally painted blue. This interesting tradition is associated with the first settlers of these places, the Jews. In the …
Gibraltar Airport
109 km - Gibraltar Airport
One of the most remarkable airports in the world is located at the foot of the Gibraltar plateau. Gibraltar airport is the only airport in the world whose runway crosses the road. He was still in 1939 for war purposes. Today one of the most dangerous airports in the …
Juzcar
161 km - Juzcar
In Spain there is an amazing city of Juscar, which is known to many as "Village of Smurfs". This amazing town, located in the picturesque mountainous region of Andalusia, can be called fabulous in every sense of the word. It was here that in 2011 the shooting of the …
Juzcar
162 km - Juzcar
A small Spanish town Juzcar is also known under the name “The Smurfs Village”. It has placed on the territory of the provincial capital of Málaga in southern Spain. Some time ago this place was known only to few tourists. All has changed in 2011 when this town was …
Ubrique
168 km - Ubrique
Ubrique is a town located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. This town attracts people with its picturesque snow-white houses. The town is situated in a breathtaking hill area, nevertheless it’s population goes up to 17 000 people. Over the ages, locals have been …
Caminito Del Rey
199 km - Caminito Del Rey
The El Chorro canyon, known for its fabulous waterfalls, flowing rivers and futuristic landscapes, is considered to be one of the best places for extreme sea fishing in Spain. One of the most breathtaking sights of the ravine is the so-called Royal Path - a concrete …
OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
OrangeSmile B.V.
Head office: ESP 401 Eindhoven, 5633 AJ The Netherlands
+31 645 45 70 25


Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018