Previously a holy town forbidden to foreigners, Chefchaouen, or Chaouen as its inhabitants call it, mustn't be missed with the marvellous shades of blue in its charming medina.
Five different entrances beckon the traveller, thirsty for experience, to discover the secrets of this medina that surpasses all others in its beauty; full of colours and tones which go beyond the blues of its houses and alleys.
The medina shows a marked Andalusian influence, and in the recesses of its alleyways retains a mysticism that astonishes those who roam inside its walls.
The real centre of Chefchaouen's medina is the Place Uta El Hammam. Under the shade of its mulberry trees is the entrance to the Great Mosque and the entrance to the kasbah with its gardens. Not far from there is the much-photographed Place du Makhzen; from there it is easy to reach the Bab El Ansar and the Ras El Maa water source, a place of great interest from where you can admire watermills, children playing in the river and local women hand-washing their laundry.
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When in Chefchaouen, you must visit Akchour; from there you can take two hiking routes and discover two natural attractions that are the most beautiful in the region: the Waterfalls of Achkour and the renowned Pont de Dieu (Bridge of God).