4.09.2018

The Blue City of Morocco | Chefchaouen



Last month I went on a road trip through Morocco. This trip was suppose to include the seaside port of Tangiers but due to bad weather and cancelled flights we went straight to Chefchaouen, the Blue City of Morocco. It is in the Rif Mountains in Northwest Morocco and about a 2 and a half hour drive from Tangiers. The buildings that make up Chefchaouen are painted the most beautiful shade of blue. Some say to repel mosquitos though others believe that Jewish refugees from Spain in the 15th century painted it blue as they escaped Europe. Blue represents divinity.





                                        






These pigments are mixed with water to create the colorful hues of the city.

Chefchaouen is also famous for their goat cheese (top of image). But if you want to have cheese and wine you had better bring your own. Chefchaouen is a dry city.

        

      My short list:
  1.  Riad Hicham Restaurant  riadhicham.com   Had an amazing dinner here of chicken kabobs and a vegetable tagine. They do not supply wine. You can bring your own. 
  2. Oomm Rabie Restaurant   http://benhmamou.ma/FR/   does have liquor.
  3. Pizzeria Mandala  http://www.pizzeriamandala.com/