Today we are exploring Chefchaouen, internationally known as the blue city of Morocco. The name means horns of a goat which is in reference to the two peaks which are behind the city.
A walk through the mountain city of Chefchaouen is perhaps the most scenic stroll one could have in Morocco. Narrow streets and alleys lead you through a colorful city with a 500-year-old fort at its center.
There are several theories as to why the city is painted blue, but the consensus is that Jews escaping the Spanish inquisition in the late 1400s arrived and started the tradition. It’s definitely a place where you’ll need to wear comfortable walking shoes.
I asked around for a good place to eat and many people suggested Casa Hassan. The restaurant is located one block away from the Kasbah. The food here is delicious! It’s about 80 dinar for a three course meal.
If you’re in Tangier or Fes, Chefchaouen is a great day trip option, but I suggest spending the night so you don’t feel rushed. Don’t forget your camera for this place! There is a photo opportunity around every corner.
There you have the blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco! Have any other tips about the city? Leave a comment below!