Five places to visit in Chefchaouen

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OVERVIEW

Chefchaouen or the blue city of Morocco is located in the Rif Mountains of Morocco near the Mediterranean Coast , and one of the most attractions that tourists want to visit . When you are in Morocco , you may have many activities and to do list , for example if you want to visit the High Atlas mountains , you may want to have a look at Toubkal Mountain . There are many hidden places that are unpopulated , and extermly uncharted , almost green and especially in north vlleys , Whether are matching with those who love hiking and biking , Morocco Fez Desert tours will certainly guide you to what you’re looking for.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT CHEFCHAOUEN ?

For travellers who desire a relaxing adventure , then Chefchaouen is a good choice . The city location is between two Rif mountains . and Considred the most amazing place in all of Morocco according to visitors who were there . It’s like a masterpiece with white washed mountain houses . you’ll feel like i’ts your own world . the shapes of blue color will certainly amaze you. If this is your first visit then you may look for a chefchaouen day trip from fez . To explore this city and spend a wonderful time in the blue city of Morocco.

OK , SO WHAT THINGS TO DO IN CHEFCHAOUEN ?

1 – CHEFCHAOUEN OLD MEDINA

The number one thing to do on our list in Chefchaouen is the Medina. The Medina is referred to old town of Chefchaouen ( there also same names to old towns situed in other cities such as Fez & Marrakech , Meknes …) . Which has a powerful presence of Andalucian touch in the architecture of the old town , buildings are made with red roofs of tiles and bright blue walls which you will find in every single place . the narrow alleys of Medina make it the fatest way to get to streets . due to that the Medina is one of the smallest old towns in all Morocco

2 – PLAZA UTA EL – HAMMAM

In the middle of the old town Medina there is Uta El- Hammam square. A lovely place fulll of cafes and restaurants. You can see the world going and coming by having a sit and eating Moroccan traditionnl food . Most of tourists prefer to set in the square watching people walking by relaxing after a day of sightseeing in the evening .

This square is surrounded by the Kasbah and Grand Mosque. The octagonal figure distinguish this mosque. History of the Mosque goes back to the 15th century . It was constructed by the son of the town’s founder itself which his name was Ali Ben Rachid . Unfortunately visitors cannot step inside the Mosques . Also it’s not open to non- Muslims . All the same it is worthy of visiting the area to see the structure from the outside.

During your little tour in the square you will get an opportunity to see the walled Kasbah fortress that contains the most beautiful gardens in Chefchaouen Morocco . Also there is small Ethnographic Museum close to Kasbah . Which is a great chance to have knowledge about the Rif Mountains culture . If you desire to know about Chefchouaen Morocco culture . Then you have this exeptional meusum . It’s a gallery of art as is it also located on the buildings . To see panormaic views of Old Chefchaouen you should take a visit to this place.

3 – HAVE A HAMMAM & SPA ION CHEFCHAOUEN MOROCCO

Relaxing is part of a vacation. To treat yourself right on this vacation consider taking advantage of one of the spas in Chefchaouen. The Center Viva Form is a most sophisticated spa. It is located at the Atlas Riad Chaouen Hotel. They have a full service amount of offerings from pedicures to full body massages. A second spa is the Douches Barakat. It is a more local place to relax and enjoy the full services offered.

4 – VISIT TALASSEMTANE NATIONAL PARK

The best place to go trekking in Chefchaouen when you are looking for something off the streets is going to be Talassemtane national Park. It begins just outside of town. The small villages of Kalaa and Akchour are well known for the trekking experiences one can have there. The Bridge of God which is a natural structure constantly draws the attention of tourists. The formation is a stone arch which can lead towards the cascades in the area. The magnificent waterfalls are something to behold, and your tour operator will be more than happy to take you to the area.

5 – TASTE CHEFCHAOUEN TRADITIONNAL FOOD

Eating in Chefchaouen is a pleasure. Restaurants like La Lampe Magique provide a wonderful atmosphere while serving a top notch Moroccan cuisine. There is a lounge at the restaurant or a roof top terrace for a better view of the city. Auberage Dardara Restaurant offers tajine and couscous as specialities. The restaurant is well known for having the freshest herbs and vegetables for their meals.

Chefchaouen is unlike other cities in Morocco to visit. Casablanca is a city for a quick stop, while Rabbat is an economic center. Chefchaouen is the relaxation capitol, a place to chillax and unwind.

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