Chefchaouen

What is Chefchaouen known for?


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hours price lunch for 50Dh, all included content This little restaurant occupies both sides of the street, with tables on the road, under a tree, and on a roof terrace. Nice tajine and great cheese salad * *


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, lizard and more. They can make pretty much anything, from guitar straps and tobacco pouches, to handbags and jackets. It can take a couple of days to make the more complex designs, so head there on your first day, or have it shipped home (£6 within Europe). *


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*'''Pension la Castellana''' ''(room Dh 75 per person)'' has a central courtyard and roof terrace. It is located next to Bank "Credit Agricole" at the south-western end of Place Outa el Hammam - the main tourist square. *Definitely avoid Hostel Bab el-Ain, at the entrance of the Medina. It is a dirty place, with cold shower, overvalued (50 Dh person night) and a primary destination for touts taking advantage of smoke tourists. Stay safe As Chefchaouen is located on the edge of Morocco's marijuana growing region, touts desperate to extract money from travellers can be a serious problem. They can often be quite persistent and sometimes even threatening. However, smiling, remaining calm, and politely refusing (repeatedly) will usually work without a problem. Travellers hiking in the Rif Mountain area close to the town have had stones thrown at them by armed men to scare them away from areas of marijuana production. While most of the growers may ignore you, some may offer to sell to you as well. While many travelers partake in or even come here specifically for the abundance of marijuana (hashish), understand that it is definitely illegal and heavily punishable. The best way to avoid running afoul of any local growers is to hire a sanctioned local guide. Go next If you go with a car, you can park at Parador Hotel open-air parking (10 Dhm day). Very easy to find. Always pay when you leave to avoid paying twice. Regular buses depart from the '''long distance bus station''' (see 'Get Around') to destinations around Morocco: * Tetouan - hourly buses until 18:00; Dh 15, 90 minutes. * Tangier - two buses daily, 9:00, 10:45; Dh 27, 3 hours. CTM bus once daily at 15:10, Dh 40. * Rabat - four buses daily, the last at 13:00; Dh 50, 4 hours. * Casablanca - three morning buses, the last at 9:00; Dh 60, 5.5 hours. * Meknes - three buses, 6:00


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handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular with tourists. The countryside around it has a reputation for being a prolific source of kief. The Chefchaouen region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town, but is mostly the domain of native Chaouenis. A nearby attraction is the Kef Toghobeit Cave which is one

well known for olives and olive oil, and for goat cheese, which is sold on display in various shops. If eating in the medina, avoid restaurants on the Kasbah square (plaza Uta el Hamman) offering tourist menus for 45 dh (drinks not included): they will just serve you very low-quality ''kofte'' and ''harira'', for a more than average price. *

hours price lunch for 50Dh, all included content This little restaurant occupies both sides of the street, with tables on the road, under a tree, and on a roof terrace. Nice tajine and great cheese salad * *


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07 tollfree fax hours price 490 DH+ (Singles) checkin checkout content With gastronomic restaurant with local specialities and local farm products. *

997, +212 661 895 010, +212 652 278 569 price 150 MAD for single, 250 MAD for double, 375 MAD for triple, 500 MAD for quad lat 35.16950 long -5.26169 content Nice guesthouse right in the Medina. Clean and quiet with a great view on the top floors. Hot water on demand. Shared facilities. Not for people with mobility problems. *

unique feel. It also has a beautiful roof terrace with the most amazing views over the city, mountains and surrounding countryside. * *


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07 tollfree fax hours price 490 DH+ (Singles) checkin checkout content With gastronomic restaurant with local specialities and local farm products. *

997, +212 661 895 010, +212 652 278 569 price 150 MAD for single, 250 MAD for double, 375 MAD for triple, 500 MAD for quad lat 35.16950 long -5.26169 content Nice guesthouse right in the Medina. Clean and quiet with a great view on the top floors. Hot water on demand. Shared facilities. Not for people with mobility problems. *

unique feel. It also has a beautiful roof terrace with the most amazing views over the city, mountains and surrounding countryside. * *


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unique feel. It also has a beautiful roof terrace with the most amazing views over the city, mountains and surrounding countryside. * *

email address Derb Mfarej Qu. Onssar lat long directions phone +212 539989494 tollfree fax hours price checkin checkout content Gusethouse with a unique interior, a charming and artistic furniture and amazing scenery that you can enjoy while relaxing on the terrace. *'''Harmony Hotel''' ''(room Dh 60 per person, Dh 100 double)'' located in the medina is good value for solo travellers, who pay less but still get double beds. *


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* For a sandwich break, head for the local sandwich dealer to the left of Bab el-Ain gate. Chicken, beef or shrimps sandwiches, with olives, salad and sauces, for 25Dh Drink Alcohol is not readily available but can be found. Mint tea is prevalent (10 Dh the cup). As for the whole of Morocco, avoid tap water for safety concerns, and drink bottled water (6 Dh for a cold 1 lt bottle) or drinks (8 Dh for 1 2 lt coke). Never pay more than 10 Dh for a bottle, even in restaurants. Local breakfast includes milk-coffee (''café con leche'') and pancakes (''baghrir'') with honey and olive oil or butter, for 10-15 Dh. Good places to have breakfast with the locals are the bar on plaza Hauta, in the Medina, and the bar in front of the Gendarmerie Nationale in av. Mohamed V. Sleep thumb 200px A typical doorway (Image:Chefchaouen doorway.jpg) Accommodation can be tight in the peak periods (mid-July to September) so it's advisable to arrive early or book ahead in these periods. A stroll through the medina will reveal dozens of cheap hotels, starting from Dh 40 per night for a single. Many of these hotels have roof


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pay more than Dh 10 to get to the ''medina''. If it is hot, or, as is very likely, you have just endured a long coach drive to the town, you should seriously consider climbing into one of these taxis. Likewise, coming to Chefchaouen in the middle of the cold season can only make the ascending walkways as punishing as in the summer. With a heavy backpack, the walk up to the hotels of the town can be fairly strenuous! On arriving in Chefchaouen, you may be met by touts at the bus station

997, +212 661 895 010, +212 652 278 569 price 150 MAD for single, 250 MAD for double, 375 MAD for triple, 500 MAD for quad lat 35.16950 long -5.26169 content Nice guesthouse right in the Medina. Clean and quiet with a great view on the top floors. Hot water on demand. Shared facilities. Not for people with mobility problems. *

email address lat 35.16718 long -5.26217 directions right behind the Kasbah, just before Hotel Parador if you're coming from the bus station phone tollfree fax hours price 200-400 MAD night for a single depending on the season checkin checkout content Great service staff, always willing to help. They have maps and can give information on the town. The rooms aren't special, and have the "cheap hotel" feel. They have hot water - and one cannot stress enough

Chefchaouen

'''Chefchaouen''' or '''Chaouen''' ( , lit. "horns") is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue.

Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in 1471, http: books.google.com books?id jdlKbZ46YYkC&pg PA208#v onepage&q morocco&f false A history of the Maghreb in the Islamic period as a small fortress (Kasbah) which still exists to this day, by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami (a descendant of Ibn Machich and Idris I, and through them, of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) to fight the Portuguese (Portuguese people) invasions of northern Morocco. ''Fiche technique de la Grande Mosquée de Chefchaouen'' Along with the Ghomara (Ghomara people) tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jews settled here after the Spanish Reconquista (Reconquista) in medieval times. ''España y Marruecos, ejemplos de Interculturalidad a través de la lengua'' - by Francisco Moscoso García In 1920, the Spanish (Spanish people) seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco. Spanish troops imprisoned Abd el-Krim (Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi) in the kasbah from 1916 to 1917, after he talked with the German consul Dr. Walter Zechlin (1879–1962). (After defeating him with the help of the French, Abd el-Krim was deported to Réunion in 1926.) Spain returned the city after the independence of Morocco in 1956.

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