Chefchaouen, The blue pearl
Chefchaouen the blue city, Chaouen (Berber: Ashawenn English: horns), is a city in northwest Morocco. It is known for its blue-rinsed houses and buildings, a tradition that comes from the town’s former Jewish population. Chefchaouen as it is often called by Moroccans, is a popular tourist destination because of its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
First of all welcome to the blue Pearl, Chefchaouen derives from the Berber word for horns, Ichawen. Because the shape of the mountain tops above the town look like the two horns of a goat. There are approximately two hundred hotels catering to the summer influx of European tourists.
The blue pearl is seen as a new Morocco tourist destination because of gorgeous blue rinse that covers not Chefchaouen’s house but its mosques, government buildings, public squares and also its lampposts and bins. the custom dates back to the 15th century, when Jewish refugees fleeing the Spanish inquisition settled in large numbers in Chefchaouen the blue city of Morocco.
Chefchaouen boasts one of the most enjoyable Medinas in Morocco. Unlike many Medinas in Morocco, the Medina of Chefchaouen the blue city of Morocco still houses a large percentage of the city’s residents. As pleasant as it is walking through the old walled city. a stroll up and down through is made more pleasant by the sight of its residents living, for the most part, as they have for the last few hundred years.
Unlike the Medina of Marrakech or the Kasbahs of Tangier and Rabat, foreigners haven’t really been able to purchase old houses and convert them to upscale Riads so many of the local populace still actually lives in the Medina. The people of Chefchaouen are, for the most part, really pleasant and foreigners can stroll through the blue walled Medina without being harassed by touts. Most of the shop keepers have a relaxed attitude and will not hassle you.
Chefchaouen is a relaxed and tranquil town and is a perfect antidote to many of the larger cities in Morocco, and the views of the surrounding countryside are superb. Lot of tours that we offer to our customers go through Chefchaouen the blue city of Morocco. In Our tours in this beautiful blue pearl, we will visit the old city and Medina of Chefchaouen, we will have time to shopping in the traditional Market “Souk” and lot of surprise to discover.
45mn is enough to reach the Cascade d’Akchour from Chefchaouen the blue city. its one of the most beautiful Waterfalls in Morocco. The Cascades d’Akchour consisted of a lower waterfall and a much taller upper waterfall as well as a handful of other modest waterfalls and cascades sharing the same stream as the main waterfalls. In our trip, we will visit the Bridge of God (Le Pont de Dieu). which was an impressively tall natural bridge, on the same day as our long hike to the waterfalls.
The waterfall hike began from a dam flanked by very tall cliffs. This dam not only produced a reservoir with practically clear-as-glass water. It also seemed to be a magnet for people wishing to go for a dip or a real short swim (though the water here was bitterly cold despite the hot weather). Facing the dam, the trail to the falls started on its left side after crossing the bridge over the river. Meanwhile, the trail to the Bridge of God started on the right side of the dam.