Area in Chefchaouen

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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 buildings are painted a blinding blue-white, giving them a clean, fresh look, while terracotta tiles add an Andalusian flavour.

The heart of the medina is the shady, cobbled Plaza Uta El Hammam. The plaza is dominated by the red-hued walls of the kasbah and the adjacent Grande Mosquée. The kasbah contains a lovely garden, an ethnographic museum, and an art gallery.