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Chefchaouen

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.

Shopping: 

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
Email : hotelmadrid@menara.ma

Where to eat:

Restaurant Tissemlal: Moroccan cuisine

Tel: 212 39 98 61 53

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