Saturday , October 21 2017

Chaouen voted world’s sixth most beautiful city in the world

For everyone going to Morocco, Chaouen is a certain stop, and it’s one of the places that you will remember for a long time.

Chaouen is a small city in the Rif mountains of Northern Morocco known for its climate, blue houses, and the ancient Amazigh called it “Chaouen”, meaning “Horns” in Tamazight language because of it’s natrural shape. The city was founded in 1471 by Moorish and Jewish refugees fleeing the Reconquista of Spain, led by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabela the Catholic.

The town has an Andalusian character like the larger city of Tetouan near the coast. The houses are typically white washed in the tradition of those found all over Andalusia in southern Spain, with related architectural styles. This makes for a wonderful pedestrian Medina with beautiful homes tightly clustered along narrow winding lanes.which it got so much to offer so you can easily spend a week if not more there.

The city covered with beautiful hand-painted walls and magnificent public square. The original blue pigment was derived from a type of Murex shell, which is usually a shade of royal purple once prized by the Romans and Byzantine empires. which is used to trick mosquitos, who perceive it as clear flowing water, which they are not attracted to.

Chaouen got so much to offer so you can easily spend a week if not more there.

Chaouen

Chaouen

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