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-1© Claude Renault

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

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

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

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-5© halifaxlight

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

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

blue-streets-of-chefchaouen-morocco-8© Claude Renault

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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