This world is full of alluring places that we are often not even aware of. One such astonishing destination is tucked away in the Rif mountains of the North African country of Morocco. Named Chefchaouen, the city is painted almost entirely in blue therefore giving it the title “the Blue Pearl”. It is said that the Jewish refugees who came here from Europe first painted the city during the 1930s to symbolize heaven. Some believe that it may have been to keep the mosquitoes at bay. EOther way, the blue-washed walls have become the city’s identity and a tradition that is followed by applying fresh coats of paint every year. The cobbled streets and the city’s historic fortress are worth exploring and will make you feel like you have entered a different era. Here are some amazing photos of Chefchaouen that will spark your wanderlust. Also Read - Morocco Makes Major Progress Under King Mohammed VI's 20-Year Rule

Beautiful arches and bright blue walls of Chefchaouen

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Chefchaouen panorama – blue city skyline on the hill in Morocco

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View of the blue city of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains, Morocco

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Chefchaouen blue city  – evening view from the hill with blue houses and street lamps

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Beautiful blue medina of Chefchaouen city in Morocco, Africa

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Traditional Moroccan architectural details in Chefchaouen

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Powdered pigments in sacks for sale in blue town Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Street scene in the blue medina of Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Chefchaouen aerial panoramic view in Morocco

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Beautiful interiors of Chefchaouen city in Morocco, Africa

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Chefchaouen Medina at twilight

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Street market in Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Blue door on the blue wall with the green plants on the sides in the streets of Chefchaouen

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Chefchaouen blue town street with stairs and bright blue walls with arches in Morocco

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Tempted to visit Chefchaouen yet?