Medina of Chefchaouen

September 21, 2020
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Chefchaouen is one of the most famous Moroccan cities located on the northwestern side of Morocco, located specifically on a group of mountains called the Rif Mountains, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the northern side, on the southern side the Ouazzan and Taounate region, and on the eastern side the Al Hoceima region, and on the western side The provinces of El Arash and Tetouan, knowing that they belong to the regional region near Tangiers.

The ancient neighborhoods scattered in them are the most prominent and most beautiful of their features, and the most important of them are the following:

  • Al-Suwaiqa neighborhood: It ranks second after the residential community known as the Kasbah in terms of seniority, and when it was established for the first time, about eighty families living in it from Andalusia during the period of Moulay bin Rashid. It was named in relation to the Qaysariyya, which during the fifteenth century specifically intended its end, and its houses are characterized by their white color mixed with blue, and they include a decorative fountain to form the most important fountains in the city.
  • Al-Andalus neighborhood: It was established with the aim of accommodating the second batch of immigrant families coming from Andalusia. It is very similar to the Al-Suwayqa neighborhood, but the houses in it are more than one floor and each house has several entrances.
  • El-Nasr neighborhood: It is located on the northwestern side of the city wall, which has gone through a series of repairs and restorations. In line with the development and urban expansion in the city, which differs greatly from the previous neighborhoods in terms of design; Because the immigrants here did not adhere to the original standards prevailing in their homes, specifically related to watch towers, noting that the towers in the rest of the neighborhoods are old, and modernity in them is nothing but restorations and repairs.
  • Al-Sabbanin neighborhood: It is located precisely along the road that leads to a place known as Ras al-Maa, and includes a series of mills, especially the traditional ones that were used for grinding and crushing olives, and it also includes an old and traditional oven near the Qantara located in a river known as Wadi Fawara.

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