Located in the dramatic Rif mountains in the north of Morocco, Chefchaouen is known for its striking blue houses nestled against the rough green and brown of the mountain scenery. The city cascades down the mountainside, each new level revealing more unique buildings, colorful plants, and charming cafes. The old quarter of the town is heavily influenced by Islamic and Andalusian architecture, from the blue-painted walls and red-tiled roofs, to iconic keyhole-shaped doorways and tiled passages winding through the city. Despite its recent increasing popularity and tourist trade, Chefchaouen remains an ideal place to experience an unspoiled and unique Morocco.
Wow, stunning. I had always gotten the impression that Chefchaouen was just a side trip or day trip type place in Morocco but I have been hearing and seeing more and more things lately that make me think that it is a highlight spot to visit on its own, and is worth a day or two of relaxing.