5 best things do in Chefchaouen Chefchaouen is small and you can tour it in one day at a very slow pace. 1 – Take pictures and get lost in the blue of the city It may sound like a […]
Chefchaouen is small and you can tour it in one day at a very slow pace.
It may sound like a trivial answer, but the most important thing to do in Chefchaouen is… take pictures. Of course! From the moment you enter the city and are surrounded in the blue of the medina, you will want to photograph the thousand colors of Morocco all the time.
The medina is small and you will be able to walk around it very well, the first confrontation with Chefchaouen must be just that: getting lost in the blue painted blue of the streets of the medina (always be careful though).
Visiting Chefchaouen takes one day, no more, but I suggest you sleep here at least one night. The atmosphere of the blue city at night is not to be missed.
The Uta el-Hammam Square is very beautiful and is the hub of blue city life. Lots of bars and clubs overlooking a long and narrow square from which you can also access the Great Mosque and the characteristic Kasbah. Uta el-Hammam Square is the ideal place to take a break and sip some good mint tea watching the local life rushing around.
The entrance is located in Uta el-Hammam square and it costs 10 dirhams. This allows you to visit the fortress and the art gallery inside the site. Inside you will find beautiful and well-kept gardens and you can climb the main tower. A few steep steps, a small effort well spent to get to the top and enjoy the view of the blue city.
Chefchaouen from above is even more unusual. From here you can also see the Spanish Mosque at the top of the hill behind the city.
I highly recommend you to spend these 10 dirhams to visit the kasbah of Chefchaouen. It will be a beautiful experience.
This is a gem that I discovered thanks to some Italian guys I found in a rest area in the desert while we were moving from Thinghir to Merzouga.
They had advised me, and I now advise you, to follow the path and reach the river that rises from the source Ras El-Ma and flows to the “right” (looking at the map) of Chefchaouen.
Here you can walk downhill on the left bank of the river and enjoy the local life and crafts. Among the mills and wash houses of the time there are children playing in the pools of water that formed the river and many producers of honey, dates and fruit kept in the water to keep it cool.
It is also a pleasant walk to protect yourself from the Moroccan heat.
This is the road that you will have to follow on foot from the square Uta el-Hammam until you reach the spring.
Although I did not have time to go there, it is fair to include it in the things to see in Chefchaouen. The mountains around the blue city allow different trekking routes, moreover there are some beautiful waterfalls to visit: the Akchour waterfalls.
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