Chefchaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. 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 Moorish exiles from Spain led by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. The city was closed to all the foreigners, specially to the Christians, until the beginning of the Spanish occupation in 1920. Between 1924 and 1926, during the war of the Rif, Abd-el Krim was able to expel the Spaniards, but it did not take long to be occupied again in September of 1926, this time they remained until the Moroccan independence in 1956. Take a look at this blue city. Enjoy.