Chefchaouen’s famous blue hue dates back to the 15th century, when an influx of Jews escaping the Spanish inquisition painted the town. The color, symbolic of the sky and heaven, reminded them of god. Today the tradition continues in what is known as The Blue Pearl of Morocco – 40,000 people call Chefchaouen home and take pride in keeping their village beautifully blue. Some say that the color also acts as a repellent for mosquitoes!
The beauty of Morocco’s Blue Pearl cannot be put into words, so I’d prefer to share a bit of visual stimulation to inspire your visit…
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