Chefchaouen, Blue City of Morocco (IMAGES)
It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami (a descendant of Ibn Machich and Idris I, and through them, of the prophet Muhammad) to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Along with the Ghomara tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jewssettled here after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times. In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco. Spanish troops imprisoned Abd el-Krim in the kasbah from 1916 to 1917, after he talked with the German consul Dr. Walter Zechlin (1879–1962). (After defeating him with the help of the French force Abd el-Krim was deported to Réunion in 1926). Spain returned the city after the independence of Morocco in 1956.
MARTIL, MOROCCO (IMAGES)
My name is Soufyan Bouharat and here is some photo material of my last summer vacation in Morocco. “2014
NORTH COAST OF MOROCCO (VIDEOS)
Martil (Arabic: مرتيل) is a sea resort north east of Tetouan,Morocco in the Mediterranean Sea. The resort constitutes the end of the Martil Valley. In region Tangier-Tétouan. The name Martil comes from the Spanish name of Río Martín at the time of the Spanish protectorate of Northern Morocco. To the north is the golfing resort of Cabo Negro.
– MARINA SMIR
– CABO NEGRO
– M’DIQ RINCON
A city of cinematic fame has finally emerged as an art destination. Travelers to Morocco have ignored this city in favor of Marrakesh and Tangier, popular exotic destination points in Morocco. However, tourists are now giving Casablanca a second chance. Currently, the city is considered to be a brilliant open-air museum of 20th-century architecture.