chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It's known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its old town. Leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. In the shady main square of Uta el Hammam is the red-walled casbah, a 15th-century fortress and dungeon with ethnographic and art exhibits. The octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque rises nearby.

chefchaouen old city

blue city

medina of chefchaouen

colorful, shopping

akchour waterfalls

multiple waterfalls

kasbah chefchaouen

museum, gallery