Chefchaouen, Blue Pearl of Morocco

Chefchaouen, the Blue Pearl of Morocco, is a small city located in the North of the country. The city was founded in 1471 to fight the Portuguese invasions of Northern Morocco.

ChefchaouenChefchaouen blue walls are a popular subject of interest.  There are several theories explaining the painted blue walls.

One theory is that is keeps the mosquitos away; another one is the blue colour symbolizes the sky and the heaven and serve as a reminder to lead a spiritual life.

There is more than one way to go to Chefchaouen from Fez, or Tanger.

I was in Fez and decided to travel by bus.

On the road to ChefchaouenThe journey is quite long (roughtly 5 hours) but the sceneries are exceptionnal and are worthwhile seeing. More info about Chefchaouen can be found here:  
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