Chefchaouen (Shef-sha-wen) or Chaouen is a Berber word that means "two horns" in reference to the two mountain in between that Chaouen is located. Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 by Ali Ben Rachid, to host the Muslims and Jewish refugees of Andalusia after being expelled by the Spanish; where it served as a fortress for the resistants against colonialism. Chefchaouen or the Blue City as Moroccans called it, because of its blue washed houses attractively perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif in the north of Morocco. As long as you are in it you should walk the Medina, enjoy the Kasbah, eat in the square of Uta el-Hamam, fresh yourself in the waterfall of Ras el-Ma and have an overview of the city uphill from the Spanish Mosque.
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