Moroccan Moments

The Travellers Guide to Morocco




Chefchaouen - the place and the people

Moroccan Cities and Towns

Agadir
Casablanca
Chefchaouen
Essaouira
Fez
Marrakech
Meknes
Ouarzazate
Rabat
Taroudant
Tangier
View of the Moroccan town of Chefchaouen

Map of the chefchaouen area.



Image © www.istockphoto.com/Emanuelle Combaud

The town of Chefchaouen (spellings vary and can be shortened to Chaouen) in the Rif Mountains was founded by the Muslims and Jews who fled southern Spain at the time of the Christian reconquest in the 15th century.
The town was effectively closed to outsiders and unkknown to the outside world until the 20th century and had remained relatively unchanged for 500 years. It is said to give the best possible view of what an Andalucian town would have been like in the time of the Moors.
The Medina or old town has narrow streets with whitewashed houses coloured powder blue below.

Although the town now recieves tourists and caters for them, it is unique and has an air of mystery, augmented by it's location in the mountains.
There are cafes around the main square and a selection of hotels and hostels.

The following golf courses are in the chefchaouen area -

Page decoration image
page decoration image