Chefchaouen, arguably one of the prettiest towns in Morocco. Featured all over Instagram, the artsy blue-washed village feels as if you’ve been transported into a new world the minute you arrive.
Nicknamed “The Blue Pearl,” the village was founded in 1471 by Jews and Moors who were fleeing from Spain. There are many different theories as to why it’s blue. Some say it was painted by the Jews who settled there after escaping Europe in the 1930s, while others say it keeps the mosquitos away.
And for those who are wondering: No, the pictures don’t lie, the medina (old town) really is as blue as it looks and it’s a perfect playground for all of us photo-hunters ! Chefchaouen certainly lives up to its name. All of the buildings are painted in a blue and white palette that will make you feel as though you’ve left the country to enter a scene from Alice in Wonderland. Around every corner and down every little alleyway is a picture perfect scene that is just waiting to be captured!
We’ve compiled 12 of our favourite photos that will hopefully inspire you to plan a trip to see the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen for yourself!