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In Chefchaouen you can visit places like Medina, Kasbah, Ruined Mosque or Chefchaouen
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Chefchaouen, Chefchaouen or Chefchaouen (Arabic officially and colloquially شفشاون الشاون) is a municipality and a city in Morocco, capital of the province of the same name. It is located in the northwest, in the foothills of the Rif mountains near Tetuan. It's in the region of Tangier-Tetouan. The name means rifeño Accawen "horns", referring to the two peaks visible from the city. A popular belief says that the name comes from the colloquial Arabic Shifshawen shuf ('look') and the Rif Arabized ashawen ('horns'), but there is no evidence at all. Shawen is short (unofficial) name of the city, which became the first Spanish as Chefchaouen (as stated in the documentation of the Spanish protectorate of Morocco), although more recently used as Chefchaouen, from the name French Chefchaouen. The maps and road signs in Arabic and indicate Shifshawen Chefchaouen in French. The city was founded in 1471 on the site of a small Berber population. Its original population was mainly composed by exiles of Andalus, both Muslims and Jews, why the old part of town looks very similar to the Andalusian village, with small alleys and whitewashed houses irregular shape (often with blue). Its native inhabitants look alike, usually also more people across the Strait of Gibraltar that most of the Maghreb. Chefchaouen is built on a small valley. The oldest part of the city grows to the top of the mountain, and the highest point are the springs of Ras al-Ma. The city center is the Plaza Uta al-Hammam, which is the fortress and a mosque with an octagonal tower. Another landmark of the city is the Mosque of the Andalusians. The new city was built below the old city.
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