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Where to Shop in Chefchaouen

Where to Shop in Chefchaouen

Chefchaouenon is a known as the “Blue” City in northwest Morocco situated in the Rif Mountains, located inland from Tangier and Tetouan. Its blue-glazed houses serve as a magnificent backdrop for shopping in its old medina filled with local artisans that create hand-made goods ranging from woodwork to woven carpets, blankets and scarves, impressive earthen round pottery and hand-painted furniture.

 

BAZAR HICHAM /p> Known for its weaving culture, and given its cool winter climate, the ponchos, blankets and djellabas produced in Chefchaouen are top quality. We rarely leave empty handed when visiting the shop as goods are produced in both wool and silk. It’s worth a visit just to listen and see to the artisan handweaving his next project on the loom. Address: Place Outa el Hammam Phone: +212-664-82-62-52

ALADIN THE HERBORISTE

This two-level shop is the go-to place for spices, incense and beautifully scented soaps. There is also a selection of herbal blends said to “cure” a variety of illnesses, although that often varies from guest to guest. Address: Corner of Place Outa el Hammam and rue Targui

ENSEMBLE ARTISANAL

In place el Makhzen is Chefchaouen’s Ensemble Artisinal is located. It is here where Riffi blankets, along with other crafts, can be purchased at fixed prices.There is also a host of small shops on place el Makhzen that sell jewelry, trinkets (including the sebsi, or kif-smoking pipe), and the usual selections of lanterns, lamps, and carpets. Address: Place El Hammam

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