Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, is one of the oldest cities in the country and is surrounded by a natural environment of great beauty. Its architectural style blends with Spanish Moorish influences.

But for what is most known is by the blue in its walls, houses, doorways and sidewalks of the old town, also called Medina. It’s said that the blue Chefchaouen was introduced by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered the blue as a symbol of heaven and paradise. Others believe that the reason is that this color also serves as a mosquito repellent.

Whatever the reason why they were painted that way, the fact is that the result is of a unique beauty.

 Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).

Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco
Chefchaouen, the Ancient Blue City in Morocco (Reference image).