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
Its clear and clean light, its white and blue houses, make this city one of the most beautiful in Morocco. That is why it is an irresistible destination for a good number of painters and artists. Chaouen also called “Pearl of the North”, is a city of captivating beauty, contributing its Mediterranean architecture popular design with blue and indigo of its century old doors and white añilados walls, they covered with layers and Layers and more layers of lime.
The best way to get to Chaouen is from the nearby town of Ceuta, located just over 100 kilometers north of Chaouen. And the best time to do so is in the spring or fall months.
- Chaouen Crafts
The tourist vocation of the province makes of the sector of the crafts one the main economic sectors and of social development. This craft sector constitutes a cultural and artistic heritage whose authenticity, value and originality are preserved from one generation to another
- Chaouen Mosque
Chefchaouen is a mainly religious city, is considered a holy city in Morocco. It has a strong religious tradition: 20 oratories and mosques, 11 and 17 MAUSOLEO Zawiya and this was worth the name of “the Holy City.”