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Address: Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Beautiful place to get lost in

So many beautiful doors and memorizing shades of blue to photograph. Lots of cute shops but many of the store owners are pushy and you have to negotiate. However much much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

So many beautiful doors and memorizing shades of blue to photograph. Lots of cute shops but many of the store owners are pushy and you have to negotiate. However much much better than in Tangier. The Medina is very safe, even at night. And it's easy to navigate through since it's not that big. I don't know the name of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Chefchaouen dates back to the 1400s. Its amazing to think that this city and the fort are 600 years old. The fort has been beautifully resotred and its worth the entry fee to go in, see the gardens and climb the tower. The tower provides an amazing view of the city and this valley. The old city is a winding... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A wonderful medina to explore. Easy to get around. Locals are very friendly and helpful. A photographers paradise.

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Swarthmore, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A few shop owners will let you look without pressure to buy. Many will thrust items at you hoping to sell. You have to be ready to bargain. Be careful not to buy camel leather bags that smell—the scent becomes overpowering later on. And don't believe the young men who tell you their restaurant is the one you are looking... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Every corner you turn around is more picaresque than the last. It is very hilly and full of stairs but absolutely worth the trouble.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When you are there, you can't help think and act creatively. It is a photographer and an aficionado haven. Somehow you will find the Muse to make use of every nook and corner to capture the moment on your lenses or entice you to strike nice poses for the photographer. The pictures that you can easily search online are for... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I didn't believe that the Chefchaouen medina was actually blue, but it really is, and a delight to spend hours wandering around. I wouldn't say there is any one place that must be visited, but just that the entire area and its ambience are marvelous. If you're into photography at all, this medina will be paradise for you because around... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Don't skip chefchaouen because it's a bit out of the way to the major spots in Morocco. It has a totally different feel to the fes and marrakech medinas and is really relaxed, walkable and so pleasant with the mountain backdrop. So pretty. It was definitely one of our favourite parts of our two week trip and I am so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

An absolute hassle free small medina. There are many items to buy, and the merchants do not hassle you like they do in Fes. The blue city is quite charming and picturesque. Have your camera ready. It is very easy to navigate.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The blue city of Chefchaouen is very realxing and excpetional.I like the old medina-the Casbah and the juews area of the city.

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