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Chaouen, also called Chefchaouen, is a charming little town of about 40,000 inhabitants located in the north-west of Morocco, near the Mediterranean Sea and in the heart of the Rif. Very picturesque, its streets are narrow and its houses are white and indigo blue. It is for this reason known as La Perle Bleue.
What to see in chaouen:
The medina is the most interesting spot for most visitors to the city. Walking around the town with its whitewashed walls is a real escape from the hustle and bustle of other imperial cities as Marrakesh. Rabat and Fez. The waterfall (Ras El Ma) to the east of the medina is a meeting point for local residents who come to cool off, chat and do their laundry. It is a truly scenic place where you can catch a glimpse of everyday life in Chaouen. The ruins of an old mosque (Jemaa Bouzafar) on a hill behind the waterfall offer spectacular views of the medina and its tower offers excellent views of the town.
The most interesting attraction is the Kasbah. It is very beautiful from the outside, but there is not much to see inside. The place is well preserved and the tower and the prison, among others, are well worth a visit. Moreover, the green courtyard is an oasis which is almost alien in the mountain landscape. The hill where the Hotel Atlas is located offers great views of the city and the valley, especially in the evening. Seeing the sunset from here can be truly magical.