Perched high up in the Rif Mountains of northeastern Morocco, Chefchaouen is a picturesque and historical city known for its striking, blue-washed buildings. As rich in history as it is beauty, Chefchaouen was established in 1471 when Moorish and Jewish people fled here to escape the Reconquista of Spain. The convergence of Arab and Spanish influences can be seen and tasted all over town. Visitors can look forward to wandering narrow, cobblestone streets lined with leather and weaving shops, and visiting an array of historical monuments. Opportunities for photographers (even amateur ones) are endless. At the end of the day, you’re in Chefchaoeun for the beautiful blue atmosphere. Find a lovely little nook, cozy up, and soak it all in.