Chefchaouen: Morocco’s Blue City – Keep Calm and Wander

Chefchaouen - Keep Calm and Wander I have no doubt that Chefchaouen is Morocco’s most photogenic blue city. There are no skyscrapers here but mountains and there are no flickering light bulbs at night but stars. The houses aren’t made of steel and glass windows but of adobe bathed in blue. These houses aren’t coated in blue to beckon tourists to Chefchaouen. It’s not even for aesthetic beauty but more of a religious reason. So, you asked me, “Why blue?” Well, centuries ago, the Chefchaouen or Chaouen (for short), was a fortress for Spanish exiles. Most of these exiles were Jewish who wanted to escape the Spanish Inquisition. Here, the Jews, the Muslims and the Christians are living in harmony. When the Jews landed here, they brought with them the tradition of painting things blue to reflect the sky and the power of God.

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