City in Morocco

Chefchaouen or Chaouen (Berber: ⵛⴰⵡⴻⵏ/ⵛⴼⵛⴰⵡⴻⵏ, Arabic: شفشاون/الشاون) is a small important historical and tourist city in the north of Maghreb. Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains of northwestern Morocco.[1] Many Moriscos and Jews settled in this city after the Spanish Reconquista in the Late Middle Ages. The city is famous for its blue houses and alleys.

Alley in Chefchaouen


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  1. Tom Masters, Europe on a Shoestring (Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet, 2009), p. 815

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