CHEFCHAOUEN

Full day tour of Chefchaouen
Depart Tangier towards Chefchaouen: The drive takes about 2 ½ hours through the Riff Mountains, passing by Small Berber villages and the most breathtaking landscape. Chefchaouen is famous by the blue lime-washed houses; busy squares, steep alleyways, and the best way to discover this holy town is to wander around it taking in the atmosphere. Cut into the sides of two mountains, Chefchaouen is a city with Bleue and white lime-washed houses. A powerful charm that you really can feel in the Outa-el-Hammam square, in the cobblestone medina. Sat on the terrace of a café, you can enjoy the attractive view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by the Torre de Oro in Seville. This Andalousian architecture can be found in the Kasbah and its gardens, at the centre of the medina. Its walls and its 11 crenulated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon, house and interesting ethnographic museum.

In the small museum in the Kasbah can be found collections of embroideries and coloured and varied pieces of clothing like those worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. The welcome and great hospitality provided by its inhabitants can be experienced during a visit to a traditional oil mill (there are more than 1500 of them) or a craftsman’s workshop. Over and above its weaving, Chefchaouen is renowned for its basket-making and its pottery.