Chefchaouen is the city called “blue dream” in the northern part of Morocco. In its architecture Spanish and Mauritanian styles are mixed, but the bright shades of blue color are truly unique. They’re inherent in this place only.


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The houses in the old part of the city are painted in different shades of blue and make a great contrast with other materials, such as tiles, shingles etc.

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Local residents also use multi-colored flower pots to add shades of yellow and red to the streets.

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Jewish refugees in Morocco painted their part in the city in blue in 1930.

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They believed that blue color would make a person think of heaven and God. Originally this color was used by Jews to attract people to their faith.

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City artists reproduce all shades of blue on canvases and sell them to tourists. Light shades of blue make some entrances and footpaths look like ice.

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The city resembles a labyrinth with many twisting paths and turns.

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In some parts of the city with blue walls contrast beige steps covered with decorative tiles.

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Animals can often be seen right on the streets of the city.

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In April, thousands of exotic flowers blossom in this amazing city, transforming this amazing place into a real fairy tale!

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