My fellow photography fanatic, Diego, decided to cross not only a geographical border, but also a cultural, and religious one as well. We went in search of one of the most stunning and beautiful places we've ever heard of of. Chefchaouen. It is perched strategically on a hillside, hence its military and historical value. The place is covered by indigo walls and floors. Actually, everything is indigo! Feral cats are moved by it as authentic protagonists. A walk around the neighborhood places Andalusian recognize me as familiar to me as the Santa Cruz in Seville. The song of a local woman heard from the silence of the street ends to make me understand that we are not so far from home.
In Spain, specifically in my area, Alicante, years ago there was an old laundry where clothes were washed before they invented the washing machine. Well, speaking of Chefchaouen, true thet treat you like gold because, besides being used by many women it serves as a tourist landmark, but we must congratulate them on such good conditions although it has lost some magic. The way up, withbeautiful views, it is lovely to see so much water running, one of the high lights of the people ...
This park is close to Chefchaouen, where visitors can enjoy the trails and tours of the Rif mountains, which are just a few meters away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The impressive height of the Jebel el Kelaa mountain stands at 1616 meters, and at its feet lies Chefchaouen. There are deep valleys during the trekking where you can see forests of cedar, oak, pine and olive trees. The vegetation is similar to what you would find in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. In some of these forests in the summer one can find macaques similar to those seen in Gibraltar. Similarly raptors can be seen flying in the area. If anything you should be careful with the scorpions and snakes that can be found in this park, but it is more likely that they will avoid one rather than face an encounter with a person.
The medina gravitates around the Plaza Uta el Hammam, where you can buy Moroccan souvenirs, snack quietly in the cafes or tea rooms, or just sit and let time pass. Right in front of the square you can admire the red walls of the restored Kasbah where its red earth contrasts with the blue of the rest of the old city's buildings. The kasbah has several buildings separated by a central garden. Inside the Kasbah, there is a small art gallery and an ethnographic museum displaying old photos of the city, Rif art samples, and traditional dresses. One building has a tower from which you can view the city, mountains and surrounding valleys.
Very pretty. It's all old from bottom to top, but the town square is definitely the most interesting. It brings together the old place, young looking tourists, street vendors and shops. There is movement and color at all times of the day. It is also a good place to meet other travelers and exchange views. For many, this is the beginning of their trip to Morocco. You can even find travel companions ...
The Kasbah Museum is a beautiful complex that's comprised of several buildings, among which is the Ethnological Museum, a beautiful tower, a prison and all of this is surrounded by beautiful gardens. From the top of the tower you can enjoy beautiful views of this lovely blue city. The museum contains various clothes, utensils and items of Moroccan craftsmanship and specially called us two boxes bridal attention and Moorish guard uniform Franco.
The road linking the towns of Al Hoceima and Chefchaouen has to be one of the most awesome roads in Morocco. It runs along the Rif mountain chain, motorists or bus passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy a succession of magnificent landscapes. So sometimes snowy peaks of jagged mountains alternate with meadows, olive groves, villages, cultivated fields, riverbeds and finally the sea.
Restinga beach is one of the best beaches on Morocco's Mediterranean coast, situated about 30 kilometers from Tetouan on the road to Ceuta. With crystal clear water in calm weather and sand formed by the remains of seashells, which makes it very pleasant. The long promenade is perfectly maintained with ample parking for vehicles. At the end of the walk there is a service area with several bars to enjoy a small snack. Many boys spend the afternoon fly-fishing. Today, from Tetuan, you can take a highway with two lanes going in each direction and which costs 10 dirhams (less than 1 €). A real treat. As is the case with most Moroccan beaches, there is life savers in case anyone needs assistance. An imposing overpass allows residents of the bungalows on the other side of the road easy accessto the beach.
Chefchaouen is a city of Morocco located in the region of Tangier-Tetuan with narrow streets, white houses and blue doors, and several mosques. It has a very distinct atmosphere. More than the things to do in Chefchaouen you'll notice that the whole town exudes a certain magic and color. Besides its own natural wealth, there are many monuments and places to visit in Chefchaouen as the Medina, Hammam Square, the Great Mosque and the Kasbah. In one of the gates of the old Medina the old mosque, another one of the major attractions in Chefchaouen of great importance, is located. The fountains, the Hammam and the old caravanserai are other things to see in Chefchaouen that will leave you speechless. Its history can be found in the city's tourist guides offered in the tourist office. They also provide information on certain Chefchaouen activities. Among the stuff to do in Chefchaouen is go camel riding, take a tour of Cascades d'Akchour, visit the Kasbah Museum or enjoy a drink in the square known as the Place Outa Hammam & Kasbah. Other suggestions for what to do in Chefchaouen include taking time to visit some of the wood, iron and leather artisan workshops, some of the more interesting Chefchaouen activities.