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“A small, intimate medina”
Review of Medina

Medina
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US$97.85*
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Full Day Trip From Tangier to Chefchaouen
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Chefchaouen
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Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A small, intimate medina”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

By comparison, the Chefchaouen medina is smaller and more intimate than medinas in larger cities such as Meknes or Tangier. Nestled aginst the face of the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco, the medina, like the town, requires walking up steep streets to reach all the attractions. The medina contains shops which feature many textiles, including handwoven rugs, wool blankets, and the traditional cotton wraps worn by Berber women. Visitors can also find leather goods, restaurants featuring traditional Moroccan food and a wonderful alley full of henna shops. Some, but not all, shopkeepers will bargain, and English is commonly spoken. We were lucky that Chefchaouen was our introduction to Morocco outside of the border town we crossed into from Cueta, Spain.

Visited May 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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203 reviews
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“Lovely blue medina”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

All people visiting Chefchauen feel haunted and atracted by this lovely medina. I have been in other medinas along Morocco: Fez, Marraketch, Rabat, Tanger, Tetuan among others and I have to say that Chefchauen is one of my favourites. It reminds me a lot to the little Granada, Spain villages. The small white and blue washed houses with thousands of shades of blue. The tortuous cobblestone streets...it is a delicious experience to wander around, talk to the locals, enjoy a fragant minty tea while watching time pass by...it is a great election for resting after a stay visiting around Morocco.

Visited May 2014
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Tokyo, Japan
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cutest medina in Morocco”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The charm of the blue-coloured streets, combined with the general friendliness of the locals to make walking this medina a pleasure.
In other cities, the medina is vast and full of pushy people, here it is much nicer.

Visited May 2014
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Kiev, Ukraine
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Beautiful, quiet and peaceful place. We spent two days here, walking around this amazing light-blue old city, watching sunset in the mountains, absolutely charming! Local people are nice, welcoming.

Visited May 2014
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northampton uk
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“blue city”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Incredible place. Relaxed small medina a must on any visit to morocco.
Must agree with other reviews, do not order mint tea the bees love it and will swarm all over you.

Visited May 2014
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