The absolutely incredible blue city that came straight out of a dream

Tucked in the north of Morocco, there is a small town called Chefchaouen. This unusual place can be safely called a ’blue dream,’ since the old part of it is filled with buildings painted in all shades of blue — from baby blue to aquamarine. The doors are blue, sidewalks are blue, the stairs are blue, it seems like everything is blue, welcome to Chefchaouen, the blue village! They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

Take a look!

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-1Claude Renault

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-2Mario Tome

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-3Alexander Dragunov

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-4Andy Mumford


blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-6Brian Hammonds

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-7Sorin Rechitan


Claude Renault

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-9Beum Photography

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-10Broocee Oz

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-11Claude Renault

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-12Michael Badt

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-13Cherry Bharati


blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-15Olga Osipova

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-16Michael Sheridan

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-17Giorgio Compagnoni

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-18Sabino Parente