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Hotel Casa Hassan - Chefchaouen - Morocco

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Chefchaouen @en, Image gallery, Rooms | 1 comment

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Posted by on Nov 14, 2009 in Chefchaouen @en | 0 comments

Chefchaouen is charming small town of 40,000 inhabitants which is situated about 100km from Ceuta on the slopes of the mountains Tisouka (2050m) and Megou (1616 m) of the Rif Mountains, which rise above the town like two horns, thus giving the city its name (Chefchaouen in Berber means «look at the horns»). After about 660m. altitude and with very little car traffic, breathing fresh clean air and inviting to stay a few days to discover the beauty of the place and its surroundings.

The Medina of Chefchaouen – Chefchaouen or Xauen or – is fairly quiet and small. If we get into it for some of its 5-door and let ourselves be carried away by the senses, sometimes we feel overwhelmed by so many new sensations, smells like freshly baked bread from the wood oven or Tajin ready to eat.

The variety of colors of different goods in shops and bazaars in contrast to the dazzling blue-white houses. The blend of voices and sounds, will guide you through the narrow streets inevitably streamers to get to the meeting point and rest, the Plaza Uta el-Hammam.

Here in the shade of mulberry can relax with a drink in a restaurant or cafe, watching the comings and goings of people and the beauty of the Grand Mosque and the Kasbah opposite. <A few steps further on is the Plaza de Makhzen with the Parador and public parking, where you can take a street that goes toward the northeast at Bab el-Ansar and the Ras el-Maa source, one of the most beautiful places in Chefchaouen.

Under the soothing sound of water can be lowered next to the creek, watch as the women do the laundry and how they work todavíalos watermills. This beautiful route takes us to the Rif Sebbanin, the neighborhood of the laundry, with Sebbanin Square and its fifteenth-century mosque.

From here the trail continues into the heart of the Medina or the new city in the lower part of the city or the countryside or where your path takes you – you’ll enjoy discovering …!

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