Where to Take Photos in Chefchaouen

Postcards from Morocco’s most photogenic city, Chefchaouen —
plus where to find (exact locations of) the best Instagram photo
spots.

Salaam, my friends! 👋

Salaam is a traditional Moroccan greeting which loosely
translates to hello/peace/how are you/etc — and yes, Morocco is
where I am at the moment!

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Our
Remote Year group
transitioned from Cape Town to Marrakech at
the end of January — and we’ll be spending the next four weeks
living in The Red City of Morocco.

(… More to come on Marrakech next week.)

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Since we had a full week to get settled in Marrakech, experience
the city and get caught up on some work, a group of us opted to
spend a long weekend traveling through a few cities in northern
Morocco — incuding Tangier, Fes and
Chefchaoune
.

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Chefchaouen has always been one of those Pinterest-worthy
bucket-list locations for me. You may not recognize the name — or
know how to pronounce it — but Chefchaouen (Chef-show-en) is
arguably Morocco’s most photogenic city.

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Quick modern history lesson:

“Chaouen” is an cute-and-quaint mountain village in northern
Morocco. The city is known for being incredibly photogenic because
of it’s iconic blue buildings; and for anyone who plans or dreams
of traveling to “The Blue Pearl City” one day, you’ll want to
bookmark this post…

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The city itself is small and windy and fantastic to get lost in,
but there are a few specific spots and iconic staircases in
Chefchaouen that make for the best Instagram photos.

Here’s how to find their exact locations:

The best places
(exactly) to take photos in Chefchaouen

    1. Search Google Maps for Restaurant Beldi Bab Ssour; the area
      nearby is where you’ll find all of the blue houses
    2. The street where you’ll find Lina Ryad & Spa has a lot of
      fantastic photography spots
    3. The iconic staircase with all of the flower pots (that you see
      all over Instagram) can be hard to find, but it’s exact
      coordinates are 35.1701, -5.2632.

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As far as outfits go, I didn’t pack very well for Chefchauone
— since I’ve been good about not shopping much overseas.
Thankfully, though, my Remote Year roomie, Greta, did. (Notice we
switched blue and orange sweaters at one point in the
day?)

On that note, I’ve been wearing different variations of the
same thing over the past month in an effort to budget and travel
light:

These Madewell slides, a
khaki-colored belt bag (the
exact style I’m wearing is from a local store but here is a similar style under $70) and
a pair of black leggings are my
almost-everyday ensemble.

… I packed four pairs of these
leggings
, to clarify — they’re only $19!

I have so many more photos of the ever-majestic Morocco to share
— and I’m working on creating a few different Moroccan travel
itineraries for you this month (as well a post on my advice for
first-time travelers to Morocco — females especially).

Until then… Cheers from Chefchaouen. Hope you enjoyed a little
peek inside one of Morocco’s most picturesque mountain
villages.

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*In this post:

Celine sunglasses
Just Cruizin’ belt bag (ZA brand, similar under $70 here)
Madewell slides (also
available in black)
High-waist black leggings (I
have four pairs)
Similar blue sweater and
orange sweater

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Source: FS – NY Fashion
Where to Take Photos in Chefchaouen