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- Duration: 12 Hrs
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Explore the blue city of Chefchaouen on this private modern vehicle from Tangier cruise port, and see its well-preserved Arab-Andalusia art and traditions. Chaouen, or Chefchaouen as in Berber language, is one of the most beautiful towns of the Rif mountains. It is the last rampart before the Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula.
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Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina
Chefchaouen also known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated just inland from Tangier and Ttouan.
The city was founded in 1471as a small fortress by Moulay Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami. Al-Alami founded the city to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Along with the Ghomara tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jews settled here after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times. In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco. Spanish troops imprisoned Abd el-Krim in the kasbah from 1916 to 1917, after he talked with the German consul Dr. Walter Zechlin (18791962). After defeating him with the help of the French, Abd el-Krim was deported to Runion in 1926. Spain returned the city after the independence of Morocco in 1956.
Chefchaouen is a popular shopping destination as well, as it offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular with tourists.
Chefchaouen's blue walls are a popular subject of interest. There are several theories as to why the walls were painted blue. One popular theory is that the blue keeps mosquitos away, another is that Jews introduced the blue when they took refuge from Hitler in the 1930s. The blue is said to symbolize the sky and heaven, and serve as a reminder to lead a spiritual life.
The growing tourist industry is geared especially towards Spanish tourists, who are numerous during great Catholic feasts like Semana Santa and Christmas.
Duration: 4 hours
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This is a private excursion
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers