Chefchaouen: Highlights of the Blue City

Chefchaouen: Highlights of the Blue City, Chefchaouen, Morocco (B)

Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen or Xaouen, is one of the most special places that I've ever visited. Located in the middle of the Rif Mountains, this town is well known worldwide thanks to the bright blue colour used to decorate its houses and streets. 

However, its remote location and distance from other major cities or airports can make it difficult visit. Is Chefchaouen really worth the long drive across winding roads? Should you save some time during your time to Morocco for this hidden gem? Absolutely! 

Chefchaouen is right in the heart of the Rif Mountains. It doesn't have a major airport nearby, so you'll probably need to travel from a different city if you want to visit this picturesque town. There are two common routes to get there:

Arrive from Tangier or Tetouan. Tangier is only 114km north of Chefchaouen, while Tetouan is located merely 70km away. When I visited, I decided to stop in Tetouan for a couple of days before continuing south, which made it a fairly quick journey. However, be warned, highways in Morocco are quite poor, and the fact that Chefchaouen is located up in the mountains makes the trip much longer than you'd expect considering the distance. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Chefchaouen: Highlights of the Blue City
Guide Location: Morocco » Chefchaouen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fortress of the Kasbah
  • Outa el-Hammam
  • Great Mosque