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Chefchaouen (ancient Moroccan city completely painted blue)


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Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, is surrounded by a beautiful nature, and has a remarkable architecture – a fusion of Spanish and Moorish style.

However the one for which it is more famous are the evocative blue walls of many of its buildings in the “old town”, also known as the medina (like a maze!). The walls of a bright blue characterize Chefchaouen compared to all other cities in the area: said to have been introduced by Jewish refugees in 1930, considered the symbol of the blue sky and heaven.

The color has also caught on, and now many believe that the blue walls also serve to repel mosquitoes (who do not like the water clear and moving, giustappunto blue). Whatever the reason, these walls attract visitors from all over the world who like to walk through the narrow streets of the city and take photographs. To see!

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Photo credits: Claude Renault


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Photo credits: Mario Tome


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Photo credits: Alexander Dragunov


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Photo credits: Andy Mumford


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Photo credits: halifaxlight


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Photo credits: Brian Hammonds


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Photo credits: Sorin Rechitan


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Photo credits: Claude Renault


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Photo credits: Photography Beum


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Photo credits: Unknown


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Photo credits: Claude Renault


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Photo credits: Michael Badt


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Photo credits: Cherry Bharati


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Photo credits: oneworldtwoexplorers.com


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Photo credits: Olga Osipova


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Photo credits: Michael Sheridan


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Photo credits: Giorgio Compagnoni


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Photo credits: Sabino Parente


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