Beautifully perched beneath the primeval peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is a small mountain town in north-eastern Morocco with a superb setting and a population of 40,000, built at an altitude of 600m at the foot of the Kelaa and Meggou mountains, which form the Chaouen jebel.
While tourism has definitely taken over, the balance between ease and authenticity is just right. It is full of charm and authenticity and away from the big tourist centres.
The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalusian influence with red tiled roofs, bright blue buildings and alleys that converge on the busy Plaza Uta el-Hammam and its restored kasbah.
As you wander through its narrow streets with their Mediterranean décor of whitewashed houses decorated with smalt blue, you will discover historical monuments such as the great mosque "El Masjid El Adamaa".
And in the evening, by climbing on the heights of the Atlas Hotel, you will be able to admire a magnificent sunset on the city and the valley.
In the field of tourism, the province has important and diversified potentialities consisting of historical monuments, numerous sandy beaches and vast forests with a very varied fauna and flora.
You could also discover other potentials of the city such as: the source of Ras El Maa (3 km from the city of Chefchaouen), the old medina, quite quiet and small with the kasbah, the waterfalls and the mosque of Cherafat, the forest of Talassemtane, the cave of Toughoubit and the Bridge of God at Akchour.
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