Chefchaouen Medina

Though I’d heard the word a lot while planning my trip, I didn’t understand what a medina was until I stepped into one. It’s an old city. Walled off, you often enter through a clay gate. The walls are beige or brown or clay-colored. But not in Chefchaouen.

The walls, the steps, the roofs of many of the buildings in the Chefchaouen medina are painted a light shade of blue. It’s very soothing and it keeps the temperature cool.

Chefchaouen, in a word, is relaxing. Whether because it’s a small town in the Rif mountains, or because of the blue medina, I can’t say.

Chefchaouen medina, blue

Chefchaouen medina, blue


Medina, with pots

Medina, alley

Blue Medina, stairs


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