Chefchaouen

Charming

Inside 1001 nights

If you have been in Chefchaouen and heard an eerie chant that sounds of holiness, that’s the call to prayer. And if you’ve ever wondered where that comes from and who does it, then you’re wondering the same thing thousands of tourists are each summer. 

The octagonal minaret is the source of the mystic chanting, and Muslim priests are the ones with the haunting voice.

The Grand Mosque is one of Chefchaouen’s main attractions. It’s situated in the center of the city, next to Outa-El-Hammam, and it is considered to be the main spot for sightseeing tours.There are two rules, however; the first is that you can’t enter the mosque, you’ll have to do your admiration from the outside if you’re not of Muslim belief. And the second is - bring a camera. The exotic, culturally-mixed, and appeal of the big mosque attracts enormous crowds. You’ll notice Muslims entering the mosque at dawn, noon, evening, sundown, and night, five times a day, the mosque lights up with divinity, and a feeling of belonging and comfort spreads around the area.

The water’s front

Ras-El-Ma translates to “The water’s head” It is a source of falling water. Scenes like Ras-El-Ma’s are what give chefchaouen its appeal and charm. During your adventures within Chaouen, you’ll find a handful of small cascades that come down from a runny spring.

In order to get to the spring itself, you’ll have to do some rough trekking, as there are some buildings that cover the spring and impair a clear vision. The water passes through the eastern side of Chaouen, until it eventually reaches the Mediterranean Sea.

Having your whoe ecursion centered on Ras-El-Ma isn’t the most productive to do when visitng Chefchaouen. Instead, visit Chaouen in its entirity and make the waterfalls a part of the excursion. The whole experience won’t take much time. There are distinct waterfalls in addition to regular ones, but then again, they’re not worth a whole “excursion”. Wander around Chaouen and discover all of its wonders.

Outa-El-Hammam

Picture a smaller, brighter Jemaa-El-Fna, minus the snake charmers and storytellers. And while Outa-El-Hammam may not share the “entertaining” factors with Marrakech, it shares its countless food stalls, cafés, and jubilant atmosphere.

Hundreds of people choose Outa-El-Hammam as a meeting point. There are many monuments to be discovered, and countless liters of green tea to be consumed. Opposite of the square, you’ll see the ethnological museum and Kasbah of Chefchaouen - and yes, much like Marrakech, it is red and massive. 

The Museum

The Kasbah was built in 1471 by Rachid Ben Ali. It is located on the Outa El-Hammam square, next to Chefchaouen’s great mosque. During the 15th-century, Christians attacked Chaouen, repeatedly, in order to take control over Morocco. The resistance of Banu Rachid declared the Holy War on them. Not long after, the Banu Rashid family built this Kasbah in order to protect the city by a wall. The centre of Chefchaouen was developed quickly, and the city owes a great deal to Banu Rachid.

Chaouen’s Kasbah

The Kasbah was built in 1471 by Rachid Ben Ali. It is located on the Outa El-Hammam square, next to Chefchaouen’s great mosque. During the 15th-century, Christians attacked Chaouen, repeatedly, in order to take control over Morocco. The resistance of Banu Rachid declared the Holy War on them. Not long after, the Banu Rashid family built this Kasbah in order to protect the city by a wall. The centre of Chefchaouen was developed quickly, and the city owes a great deal to Banu Rachid.

Get in touch

with us

Send a Message

Telephone
+212 660 305 536
Address
AV Mohamed 5, 144 Res Au Chic De Paris
Gueliz, Marrakech
Your name is required.
Please enter a valid email address.
Telephone is required.
Country is required.
Your message is required.
Captcha is required.