Chefchaouen attractions

Area in Chefchaouen


Chefchaouen’s medina is one of the loveliest in Morocco. Small and uncrowded, it’s easy to explore, with enough winding paths to keep you diverted, but compact enough that you’ll never get too lost. Most of the buil…
Historic Building in Chefchaouen


The kasbah is a heavily restored walled fortress that now contains a lovely garden, a small ethnographic museum, and an even smaller art gallery. The ethnographic museum contains some fascinating views of old Chefch…
Mosque in Chefchaouen

Spanish Mosque

The mosque was built by the Spanish in the 1920s, but never used. It fell into disrepair, but has been newly restored (by the Spanish, again), and there are plans for it to open as a cultural centre. From the hillto…
Waterfall in Chefchaouen

Oued Ras El Maa

The waterfall of Ras El Maa is just beyond the far northeastern gate of Chefchaouen medina. It’s here, where the water comes gushing out of the mountain, that local women come to do their washing. The sound of the w…
Museum in Chefchaouen

Talassemtane Eco-Museum

This museum at the entrance to the Talassemtane National Park is well worth a visit. It has info on the park, maps of treks and an extensive display of the flora and fauna found in the park. Registration here is ess…
Plaza in Chefchaouen

Plaza Uta El Hammam

The heart of the medina is the shady, cobbled Plaza Uta El Hammam, which is lined with cafes and restaurants, all serving similar fare. This is a peaceful place to relax and watch the world go by, particularly after…
Mosque in Chefchaouen

Grande Mosquée

Noteworthy for its unusual octagonal tower, the Grande Mosquée was built in the 15th century by the son of the town’s founder, Ali Ben Rachid, and is closed to non-Muslims.
Museum in Chefchaouen

Ethnographic Museum

Small ethnographic museum, with traditional costumes and artefacts. Inside a beautifully restored building inside the kasbah.
Gallery in Chefchaouen

Art Gallery

Only open for exhibitions.
Gate in Chefchaouen

Bab El Mahrouk

Medina gate.