Chefchaouen, information about this popular destination in Morocco by the AFRICA MOROCCO LINK company.


Exploring the Blue Pearl of Morocco

An outstanding heritage and architecture in one of North Africa's best-kept secrets

Known as the Blue Pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen is an enchanting city in Northern Morocco whose rich history, vibrant culture and picturesque scenery make it a definitely worth visiting city.

The Blue Pearl attracts tourists from all over the world who are fascinated by the stunning mountain view, architectural landmarks and bustling local markets. So, whether you are interested in exploring Medina's winding streets or the paths of the surrounding mountains, this city has plenty to offer.



Chefchaouen with the blue-washed streets and buildings exudes its laid-back attitude, combined with the traditional Andalusian and Moroccan charm. The Medina is a sight to behold both old and new. Aside from colorful flowers hanging outside houses and fresh market stalls, half-winding streets contrast with high-quality hotels featuring gardens and mountain views.

In the center of the old Medina, you'll find the Andalusian Gardens, a serene green oasis balancing the clear blue of the surrounding landscape. Within the gardens, you can find the Ethnographic Museum, also known as the Kasbah Museum, with a remarkable collection of ancient artifacts and traditional clothing, instruments, and decorations.

Another remarkable attraction is the Spanish Mosque. It is a magnificent building located at the top of a hill built during the war around the 1920s. It hasn't been in use for a while and is now abandoned. It's an easy thirty-minute hike to the top, where you will be rewarded with incredible view. We recommend staying up until sunset, as the scenery makes it magical; bright colors hit the earthy background of the mountain range and will definitely stay in your dreams.



While Chefchaouen's beauty lies in its photogenic Medina and souks, there is a lot to do beyond them. The city center is especially pretty when it comes to nightfall: take a walk along El Attarin, have dinner at one of many rooftop restaurants and explore narrow alleys lit up by street lamps.

The heart of Chefchaouen is undoubtedly its main square, Plaza Uta el-Hammam; a lovely town square with a water fountain. You can often find street performers playing music here, too—and there are some lovely souvenir shops nearby as well. From here, you can walk into North African souk streets, the traditional markets, or just relax while enjoying fresh Moroccan pastries.

Do not miss visiting local hammams and experience traditional Moroccan massage!