Known as "the blue town" because of its houses coloured with indigo, Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 on the site of a Berber settlement by Muslims and Jews coming from Al-Andalus. Forbidden to foreigners for centuries because it was considered a holy town, Chaouen still possesses a certain mysticism as it has remained virtually unchanged intramurally since the 15th century.
The medina retains its original walls, which remain intact. The town wall has seven doors that give access to seven distinct neighbourhoods. Artisanship is a major activity in the town, evidenced by the workshops of weaving and woodworking. Getting lost in the cobblestone alleys of the old town and staying in one of the guest houses is an unforgettable experience.
From the El Outa Hammam square to the Ras El Ma spring, from crossing the Jewish quarter (known as the Mellah) to visiting the Kasbah, Chefchaouen offers the possibility of entering into a world that seems frozen in time, far from modern times and their stressful rhythm.
Not far from the town is the Talassemtane National Park, known for the waterfalls of Akchour and the "God's Bridge" rock formation, an irresistible option for hiking enthusiasts. Culturally, Chefchaouen is known for hosting the Alegria Festival, which takes place in July each year and pays homage to cultural diversity through music.