There is a Blue City? Yes, there is. You might have seen pictures online about blue buildings and beautiful walkways, and it is a real place. Chefchaouen or Chaouen, a city that waits for all travelers in Morocco, more specifically in the northwest in the Rif Mountains. For those who are still a little lost with the geography, this is in North Africa, you would have guessed Europe probably but no.
Now, the real reason why the city is blue and pretty can be a bit of a mystery, some say it is because it is so close to the sea that they decided on that colour, others say because the mosquitoes will be kept away that way but you see the reasons varies and in the end all we know is that it is blue, and it looks darn cute like this. As for what we can do in the city, here are 4 ideas.
4 Things to do in Chefchaouen
- Ethnographic Museum of Chefchaouen: a museum with regional costumes, pottery, musical instruments from the area and folk art.
- Jebel Tisouka: for those who love the mountains, this one will make you challenge yourself with its trails.
Parc Bouhachem: a place for the ones who love being outside and enjoy the awesomeness of nature.
- Plaza El Hauta: if you want to relax for a moment and have a snack then this is the place. According to travelers you can spend about an hour here before moving on to other locations.
Location of the Plaza: Morocco, Rue Moulay Arbi derkaoui, Chefchaouen.
Now, if this does not convince you to go to the blue city then keep this is mind, it is actually blue, you can see cute cats, the alleyways are a delight to walk around, and you will be able to taste new food. All of those are enough for me. There is also a place, a bathhouse I believe, where you can get scrubbed and cleaned like there is no tomorrow, you will feel like a new person, or at least your skin will be like new.
This city is definitely in my bucket list, the list that keeps growing every day, but the day will come when I get to visit all these wonderful places we have read in travel books, fictional books or travel guides. I hope to visit Morocco one day.
Thanks for sticking around, always enjoy the adventures no matter where you are. And if you want more travel tips and ideas, this one might get your attention: 6 Things to Know about Santorini.