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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip
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16 Photos That'll Make You Want to Book a Trip to Chefchaouen Now

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Updated: 24 May 2018
Located in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen—known for its charming medina with buildings in all shades of blue—is one of the most picturesque cities in all of Morocco. Join in on a photographic journey through Chefchaouen, Chaouen to locals, and see why you should definitely add the Blue Pearl of Morocco to your bucket list.

View of Chefchaouen’s Buildings Against the Horizon

The blue and white tones of Chefchaouen’s buildings make the city look like something straight out of a fairytale.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Bright Plants Along a Set of Stairs

Vibrant plant plots, lush plants, and colourful flowers add bright splashes of colour to the city’s blue shades.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Lovely Streets in the Medina

The old medina is filled with photogenic streets.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Steps Between Blue and White Walls

There are enchanting visions around every corner in the heart of Chefchaouen.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Ornate Doorways in the Medina

The diverse-ornamental doors ensure that no two streets are the same.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Narrow Staircase Through the Blue

There are many small streets and alleyways to discover.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Traditional Goods Against a Blue Background

The blue walls accentuate traditional Moroccan items for sale.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Display of Basket Bags

There’s no shortage of hand-made items to tempt visitors in Chefchaouen.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Sacks of Multi-Coloured Spices

Moroccan cuisine is known for its use of aromatic spices, and you’ll see plenty of spices for sale as while wandering around Chefchaouen.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Small Shops and Goods Along the Streets

Shopping opportunities are numerous in Chefchaouen.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Chefchaouen’s Main Square

Chefchaouen’s main square has quaint restaurants and shops on one side and the ancient kasbah on the other.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

View of the Kasbah’s Defensive Walls

The old kasbah is where the city of Chefchaouen was founded.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Inside Chefchaouen’s Old Kasbah

The small kasbah is home to a museum, gardens, and a former jail. Climb atop the walls for sweeping views.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

The Grande Mosque of Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen’s Grande Mosque is unusual in that its minaret is octagonal in shape. You’ll probably hear the melodic call to prayer resounding through the air from the minaret five times each day.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Abandoned and Ruined Spanish Mosque

The ruins of the disused Spanish Mosque are perched on a hill overlooking the city.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip

Jagged Peaks of the Rif Mountains

Chefchaouen is located in the scenic Rif Mountains. Day trips into the mountains are easy, offering various outdoor adventures such as hiking and cycling.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco | Jennifer Cauli / © Culture Trip