Morocco’s Blue City

Morocco’s Blue City

What is a blue Monday?

We never have blue Mondays.

That is because we get to write, photograph, shoot videos and travel to remote places in Africa few people have ever been. On top of that we continuously interact with locals living here, and companies operating in these far-flung destinations.

Best of all is that we learn something about the most beautiful continent in the world every single day.

In Chefchaouen, situated in a mountainous region in northern Morocco, between Tétouan and Ouazzane, people have a blue Monday every day.

But, in contrast to the bad connotations we normally have about blue Monday, locals in Chefchaouen have BEAUTIFUL BLUE MONDAYS on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and again on Monday!

Chefchaouen, a town in the province Chefchaouen, is noted for its buildings in shades of blue, for which it is nicknamed the “Blue City”.

It was founded as a military base in 1471, shortly before the Spanish conquest of Granada, and its population grew quickly with Muslim and Jewish refugees fleeing from Spain.

Local culture has been influenced by the mixture of Andalusi and Ghomara people. The old walled city, or medina, is still well-preserved alongside a more modern townscape outside its walls. The economy is characterised by artisanal crafts and tourism.

Morocco is one of the leading destinations for international tourists traveling to Africa. The number of tourists arriving in the country has  increased significantly over the last decade. Europe represents the main region of origin of visitors entering Morocco.

According to the World Bank, real GDP growth is expected to accelerate in 2023, supported by the partial recovery of agricultural production, the rebound of the tourism sector, and the positive contribution of net exports. Real GDP annual growth increased to 3 % in the first half of 2023.”

Morocco’s Blue City
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