It is one of the most unique places in Morocco. It welcomed the Muslim refugees fleeing Granada in 1492 or after the expulsion of Spain in 1648, so it has many similarities with Andalusian villages, white and blue houses, medina steep on the back of the mountain and Andalusian patios. Chaouen is tranquility.
It is located between the mountains Tissuka and Meggu, that form the Great Chaouen (the horns). Right in the middle of the Rif, so it is called “The Pearl of the Rif”. The city has two parts: the colonial city (the new city) and the medina (ancient city). As in every Moroccan city, the medina is its heart. To get to the heart of Chauen, as it is commonly called, you must pass through one of the seven gates that surround the city. The door of Bab el Ayn is one of the main. Uta Al Hamam is the main square. Very early, the square is filled with people strolling or sitting in the different cafes where they can drink a tea with mint … Its center is Outa el Hammam square, full of small cafes and restaurants, many terraces, Very nice place. Nowadays, there are a number of establishments, inns, hotels, restaurants, bohemian style that are giving this beautiful town that air that should have always had.
In summary, Chaouen is a very different place to the rest of the country and where you can spend a few days tasting excellent goat’s cheese, a good mint tea or doing very good excursions in the nearby mountains. It is a typical Andalusian town of houses White with indigo tones, which is found in the mountain of the Western Rif. It is one of the most attractive tourist spots in the north of Morocco, a unique place in the world and offering a series of picturesque pictures of extraordinary beauty.