As described by my mother, it is as beautiful and quaint as Santorini (in Greece), but not commercialized at all in that you can see the locals living there and going about their daily lives.
The whole town is painted in a gentle blue. The medina is spotted with artisan rugs and woven wool on sale, and is set in the backdrop of the high atlas mountains. A great relaxed small country town to roam around. It is hard to find your way, but at the same time you will never get lost because the place is small enough. Great for families.
I would highly reccommend the walk to the spainish mosque, which is on a small hill opposite Chefchaouen. It is about a half an hour walk from the main square. From the foot of the hill to the spainish mosque it is about another half an hour. It is a gentle walk, though walking shoes are advisable. The track is established but uneven after the first 100metres, therefore not wheelchair friendly. People with weak ankles should take caution. However, the view of chefchaouen from this hill is picturesque and photogenic, a miss-not miss.
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