Chefchaouen Travel Guide

Chefchaouen also known as Chaouen is a small white town located in northwest of Morocco. Chaouen is a lovely blue and whitewashed town in the Rif, the town was founded in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Rachid. In 1920 Chefchaouen became a Spanish protectorate; Chaouen regained its independence in 1956.

Chefchaouen Facts:

Population: 36, 000.

Places to visit:

Place Uta el-Hammam.
The kasbah Outa el-Hammam and Ethnographic museum: the museum exhibits wooden work, pottery, arms and musical instruments and a gallery.
Al-Makhzen Market.
The Mountains hiking: discover the beauty of the Rif Mountains especially Jebel al-Kalaa.
The medina: explore the narrow streets, the freshly painted white and blue walls of old medina. Also don’t miss the Souika which is considered the oldest district in town.


Rif carpets and blankets.
Pottery, leather, wooden, and metal work

Getting around Chaouen:

Chefchaouen is a small town, but you can use the services of a small taxi especially if you do not have a local tour guide.

Where to stay:

Dar Rass El Maa - Maison d'Hôtes
Rue Rass El Maa - B.P. 134
91 000 Chefchaouen - Morocco
Tel: 212 39 98 80 80 
Hôtel Madrid
Avenue Hassan II,
Chefchaouen - Maroc
Tel : 212 39 98 74 96
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Where to eat:

Restaurant Tissemlal: Moroccan cuisine

Tel: 212 39 98 61 53

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