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.
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