Chefchaouen: The Blue and White City



April 19. 2013


The small city Chefchaouen sits on a hillside in the Rif Mountains in northeast Morocco east of Tangier.  It’s a popular getaway for Moroccans and Spaniards who seek relief from the summer heat.

Founded in1471, the name refers to the shape of the mountain tops above the town that look like the two horns (chaoua) of a goat. "Chef Chaouen" derives from the Berber word for horns, Ichawen

Chefchaouen is known as the Blue and White City.   But my stroll companion and photo tour leader, Ralph Velasco * agrees with me.   We found Chefchaouen much more colorful.

Please see for yourself,


For Ralph's professional camera eye:






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