Chefchaoen, Morocco


Chefchaouen, also known as the “Blue City,” was a must see for me during our time in Morocco. I had seen pictures of the enigmatic blue alleyways with turquoise doors and teal walls speckled across the internet. It caught my attention and stuck like a thorn in my side as a place I had to see. The city is located in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. The classic blue hues of the city came about in 1492 when an influx of Jews escaping the Spanish inquisition brought along their traditions of painting buildings blue.


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