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You Can Visit A Stunning Baby Blue Hilltop City in Morocco

You Can Visit A Stunning Baby Blue Hilltop City in Morocco

If you're looking for somewhere picturesque to holiday then we have the perfect place for you.

There's a city in Morocco painted a vivid shade of blue, and it's any Insta' blogger's dream.

Named Chefchaouen, and found near Tangier, the area is one of the world's most quaint and picturesque spots, with every wall painted the soothing colour.

Have you seen anywhere as stunning as this?! (Credit: SWNS)
Have you seen anywhere as stunning as this?! (Credit: SWNS)
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Situated on top of a hill, the spot is popular with thousands of tourists each year, who flock to see its evocative architecture.

It was built in 1471 and site of an ancient kasbah or fortress, and has entire streets of stone-built clay houses and the narrow alleyways as far as the eye can see, all connected with a wash of blue paint.

This village is seriously picture perfect (Credit: SWNS)
This village is seriously picture perfect (Credit: SWNS)

There are many theories as to why the town has been painted blue, with some historians claiming the painting happened in 1492, when the community was filled with Jews seeking refuge from the Spanish inquisition.

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Experts say they may have brought with them the tradition of painting buildings blue, especially considering the mellah (which is the Jewish part of the area) has been blue for longer than the rest of it.

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However, others claim the colour was painted on for more practical reasons, like to keep the city cool, or to deter from mosquitos.

And some locals have even suggested it is a nod to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Whatever the reason, there's no doubt it's picture perfect.

There are lots of theories as to why the town is blue (Credit: SWNS)
There are lots of theories as to why the town is blue (Credit: SWNS)

The town was recently pictured by photographic duo Tania De Pascalis and Tiago Marques during a six day trip to the city - and if you're not sold yet then their snaps will do it.

Theres stunning panoramic shots of blue buildings as far as the eye can see, individuals against the deep blue backdrop and even a kitty chilling on the blue steps.

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Brb, we're off to book a flight right now.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

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