The blue is said to symbolize the sky and heaven, and serve as a reminder to lead a spiritual life. However, according to some locals, the walls were mandated to be painted blue simply to attract tourists at some point in the 1970s.
Chefchaouen is one of the most touristy places I visited in Morocco so two days there definitely felt like enough, but it’s so beautiful and unique that it was still worth the journey up into the mountains to see Morocco’s magical blue city. You can easily visit from one of the nearby cities on a tour.
Chefchaouen is much smaller than larger cities such as Tangier making it a popular stop for off the beaten path types of tourists, and also enjoys a reputation as being one of the safest cities in Morocco . This is certainly impressive considering how safe the majority of nation is.
Chefchaouen is small: two days is enough to see the main attractions. However, many people come here to relax in one of the hammams or hike in the nearby mountains, so you may want to allow yourself some extra days.
Cultural Guidelines: Moroccan men don’t usually wear shorts . However, as tourists, it will be fine for you to wear shorts . If you want to fit in a little better, then you could consider packing long pants . Weather Guidelines: For most of the year, pants won’t be too hot.
Moroccans are very loving – in private. It’s very uncommon and frowned on to show a lot of affection in public. Holding hands in Morocco is fine. The more rural you are the more frowned on public displays of affection are.
Sadly there’s no such thing as a Fez to Chefchaouen train , but the bus is a great option! The Fes to Chefchaouen bus I took with CTM was not only affordable, only 75 dirhams each way, but also very clean and easy. The journey took approximately 4 hours.
Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol , Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. In medinas alcohol cannot be purchased in shops, although many riads and hotels offer it.
What is the nearest airport to Chefchaouen ? The nearest airport to Chefchaouen is Tetouan (TTU) Airport which is 46.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Tangier (TNG) (85.6 km), Fes (FEZ) (140.1 km), Malaga (AGP) (181.5 km) and Rabat (RBA) (184.3 km). It takes 5h 59m to get from Chefchaouen to Malaga (AGP) Airport .
Fun things to do in Chefchaouen 1) Get lost in the maze of streets. 2) Visit the Souk (market) 3) Shop at one of the many little bazaars. 4) Learn about Chefchaouen’s history at the Kasbah museum. 5) Enjoy the panoramic view from the Spanish mosque. 6) Get a good scrub at a local hammam. 7) Enjoy the nightlife of Chefchaouen .