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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 Good
Nice blue city to take photos in, good place to observe the locals go about their daily lives : bringing lifestocks and crops to sell in the market, daily prayers, village children.
November 1, 2017
Very Good
The atmosphere is super chill, nothing hectic, no hard sells. When the weather is hot, go have a juice or mint tea up at the top of the river, where several cafes have tables in the river!
November 11, 2017
Great town, picturesque, beautiful people, you can definitely buy here rather than in big cities, they dont have as much variety but they do not pressure you to buy or get mad at you for not buying. More real small and unique town.
United States of America
November 21, 2017
Very Good
Would recommend for the particular look it has. It's uniqueness in the building infrastucture makes the place interesting to visit.
nadine sonia
October 29, 2017
Beautiful city, easy to navigate. Plenty of restaurants and cafes. Endless streets in the medina to lose yourself in. Lively atmosphere in the square with live music. Very friendly and helpful locals. Will definitely go back!!
United Kingdom
December 1, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Chefchaouene

Hotel Atlas Asmaa

6.4 Review score

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Dar Hannan

8.7 Excellent

Score from 234 reviews


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Hotel Alkhalifa

9.1 Awesome

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Casa La Palma

9.3 Awesome

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Hôtel Koutoubia

8.5 Very Good

Score from 406 reviews


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Hôtel Dar Terrae

8.7 Excellent

Score from 173 reviews


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Casa Annasr

9 Awesome

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Auberge Casa Linda

8.6 Excellent

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Hotel Molino Garden

8.8 Excellent

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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.

Seek taxis near bus station! Its better to rent a car to reach Chefchaouen and plan a day to go to Akchor National Park. An incredible and unforgettable hitchiking experience. At the end there is the sensation that this place should be better preserved and local visitors better educated because environmental and social respect is not in their dictionary....

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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