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What You Should Know More About Chefchaouen

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Book your stay facilities and all other transportation in advance, before you reach the destination.

    ·         Maintain decorum at mosques and other religious places.

    ·         Do not flash out a lot of jewelry and cash, as this might not be safe.

    ·         Go ahead and explore the beautiful streets and lanes, but do keep a track of the route as there are chances that you might get lost.

    ·         Carry your passport copy and other identification proofs.

    ·         Take care of your belongings all the time.

    ·         Keep your camera and phone fully charged, as you cannot afford to miss clicking pictures of this amazing destination.

  • Drinking Age

    The minimum legal age to consume all types of alcoholic drinks in Chefchaouen and Morocco as a whole is 18 years of age.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Old City and Medina

    The biggest tourist attraction in this beautiful blue city is nothing but shopping. You can have some of the best tourist souvenirs and local items to shop over here, amid the beautiful blue maze-like streets, which have small stalls for you to stroll. You can also find some local leather products over here. The Old City and Medina are some of the most famous marketplaces over here.


    Rif Mountains


    The Rif Mountains allow you to not only appreciate the grandeur of nature but also give you some amazing panoramic views. The Rif Mountains are one of the most scenic hiking routes which you will find in Morocco and there are many adventure hiking options available like a one day trek, or an overnight trek to the Talasemtane National Park, which is one of the most beautiful attractions over here.


    Guided tour excursion


    There are many hidden attractions in this beautiful and picturesque town, and you will only be able to explore them all with the help of a professional tour guide. Even if you normally avoid guides on tours, you should ideally hire one in Chefchaouen, so that you make sure you do not miss out on anything. They will take you through the pretty streets, natural water springs, flour mills and majestic walls and gates of this charming town.


    Kasbah Museum


    Located in the center of Medina, the Kasbah Museum is a collection of ancient artifacts, which tell the visitors the story of the civilization and development of the beautiful blue town of Chemchaouen. There is also a small art gallery in this museum which depicts the beautiful and amazing culture of this little town.


    Grand Mosque


    Grand Mosque is a place in Chefchaouen which you cannot afford to miss at any cost. The Grand Mosque is mainly popular because of the peace and positivity you experience here. Built in the 15th century, this monument boasts a beautiful architectural style and a unique octagonal minaret. This building is of significance not only in this town but in the entire Morocco.


    Lina Riad and Spa


    What’s better than combining your visits to the beautiful mountains, streets, waterfalls and monuments with traditional Moroccan Hammam spa? Head straight to the Lina Riad and Spa and pamper your soul with sheer luxury which this place has to offer you. This spa is nothing but a place where you will experience nothing but relaxation, tranquility, and peace of mind in the most traditional and authentic way.


    Ras el-Ma


    This is the point where fresh and unpolluted mountain water makes its way to the town. It is a great alternative if you do not want to visit the other grand waterfalls. You can take a small dip over here and also watch locals do their washing chores at this water source.


    Aladdin Restaurant


    The Aladdin Restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants at this place, which serves some of the most authentic and savoring dishes in the traditional Moroccan style. After a long and tiring day tour or trek, you can simply head to this restaurant and try some famous items like Spanish Omelette, local dishes like Kefta and many other delicacies. 

  • What you will like there?

    Beautiful streets

    You might say what is special about streets, but when it comes to Chefchaouen, the streets are the most special aspect. These pretty lanes which divide in further more little maze-like streets are a place which you can explore endlessly. Surrounded by old houses painted mostly in blue which flaunt of having a vintage charm, the streets here are something you will never forget.


    Museums


    The Museums in Chefchaouen are a home to some of the best artworks, vintage articles, and ancient paintings. You will be stunned to see the artwork which is stored in this beautiful city and will never forget about its beauty.


    Mountain treks


    Chefchaouen is not only about pretty buildings, streets, and art, but is also about some of the most amazing adventure trek routes, which you will able to do against the backdrop of a tropical scenery and climate. You will feel rejuvenated and accomplished like no other time when you indulge yourself in these energizing treks.


    Local Cultural Charm


    The local people have managed to maintain their charm of culture and traditions. They live in old houses, preserve art and architecture effectively and welcome their tourists in the most traditional and positive way.


    Local Cuisine


    Moroccan cuisine is without any doubt some of the tastiest foods you will ever have in your life. With pure spices and flavors used in order to cook these delicacies, the food served here is worth relishing for a lifetime.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

    Website: Official Website

    Forum: Official Forum

    Books: In Morocco

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Morocco