Chefchaouen or Chaouen (Berber: ⵛⴰⵡⴻⵏ/ⵛⴼⵛⴰⵡⴻⵏ, Arabic: شفشاون/الشاون) is a small important historical and tourist city in the north of Maghreb. Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains of northwestern Morocco. Many Moriscos and Jews settled in this city after the Spanish Reconquista in the Late Middle Ages. The city is famous for its blue houses and alleys.
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- Tom Masters, Europe on a Shoestring (Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet, 2009), p. 815
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