“Chaouen- or Chefchaouen – is a magical town with a dream of thousand and one nights. This town invites you to go along for a stroll as many others who have fallen in love with the magic that exists here.”
~ says the official website of the city of Chefchaouen, Morocco.
Chefchaouen is small charming city of about 40,000 inhabitants, about 100km from Ceuta in the outskirts of the mountains Tisouka (2050m) and Megou (1616 ms) of the Mountain range of the Rif, that rise over the town like two horns, thus giving the name to the city Chefchaouen (in berebér this means: ” watch the horns”). At 660m. altitude and with very little traffic of cars, the clean and fresh air invites you to spend some time to discover the beauty of the place and its surroundings.
Chefchaouen has a history of Spanish-influence and is located in the heart of the Rif Mountains, where surrounding trees, hills, springs, and wildflowers attract tourists looking for a calm getaway.
Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination in Morocco. Dubbed “the Blue City”, the Berber mountain people of Morocco have a rich heritage of handicrafts, and it offers many native handicrafts that are not seen elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area
The countryside around it has a reputation for being a prolific source of kif (marijuana). The Chefchaouen region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town, but is mostly the domain of native Chaouenis.