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Chefchaouene Old Town
The vivid sapphire hue of Chefchaouene’s medina makes it extremely easy to spot. A warren of quaint blue-tinted alleyways wrap around each other, with the contrasting terracotta of the kasbah somewhere in their midst. People can’t seem to agree on the origin of the brilliant paint job, with some claiming it symbolises the heavens and others that it just keeps the mosquitoes at bay.
The Ethnographic Museum
Chefchaouene’s Ethnographic Museum is tucked inside the formidable walls of the city’s ancient kasbah. The museum’s exhibits paint a vivid picture of life in Chefchaouene and wider Morocco through a large and eclectic collection of artworks, pottery, musical instruments and even weapons. You’ll find it open every day between 08:00 and 18:00.
Hiking in Talassemtane National Park
The lush, hilly landscape around Chefchaouene is full of tempting trails, and none more so than the Talassemtane National Park. Hiking routes are clearly marked but you can also hire a guide to help you discover some of the local villages and natural secrets scattered throughout the area. Look out for the ‘God’s Bridge’ rock formation, which spans a chasm below.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

very quaint city, great views of the surrounding mountains, access to treks, alone or guided, lots of rock, good restaurants, nice people on average. It remains quite traditional with markets, produce, hand made items, unique gifts and momentos. then weather quite cool compared to Fes, etc.
United States of America
May 16, 2017
I think one day is enough to see the city, or you can stay maybe for 2 days and go for hiking. It is very easy to go to this city, you can go with CTM or with other companies.
May 8, 2017
Very Good
The people were so friendly. There's so much to see and the kids are wonderful in the blue town. I highly recommend going for a hammam. Shopping options are endless and the food is ok.
Bonney Law
May 17, 2017
A great introduction to Morocco. The people were very friendly and there is lots to see and do. Good food if you are lucky enough to have a good concierge at your hotel.
May 17, 2017
Very nice blue village. With the view on the mountains this is a village to visit absolutely if you are in morocco.
May 16, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Chefchaouene

Hotel Atlas Asmaa

7 Good

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Hotel Parador

7.6 Good

Score from 326 reviews


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Casa Annasr

9 Wonderful

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Dar Hannan

8.7 Excellent

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Hotel Alkhalifa

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 550 reviews


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Hôtel Koutoubia

8.6 Excellent

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Hotel Molino Garden

8.9 Excellent

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Hotel Tarek

8.1 Very Good

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Hotel Casa Miguel

8.2 Very Good

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Recommended in Chefchaouene

Learn to say "Salom, Shoukran, how are you, I am from...., I like...., etc." And do not take photos of the authentic Berber dressed woman, it is offensive to them, and they do not agree to be photographed even if paid. We tourists are creating a barrier to the locals by photographing them so much. They already turn away in anticipation of being photographed. Let's set a good standard and not ruin the innocence of Chefchaouen. And do not start bartering, unless you intend to buy. A little bit down in price is good, but after that, give them the finances they need to survive. This is their work and they share the profit with many people.

The medina itself is impossible to drive in, you'll have to park outside. If you take the bus, do note the the CTM buses fill up quickly. But a ticket the day before at the Cybercafe just outside the medina. If you don't, you'll be stuck in a very old, smelly and broken bus that will take a few hours longer than the CTM bus, which is what happened to me.

Chefchaouen is built on the side of a mountain, all its streets are highly sloped, biking through this streets is an amazing but tiring experience

Get a ride to Akchour - from there you can hike a few hours to either the waterfalls or the natural bridge called Pont de Dieu.

All of Chefchaouene is photo worthy...the stairs, doors, architecture and sunsets.

Can't go wrong, every place we ate served up good food, very authentic.

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