Shefchauen – the city of heavenly color in the northern part of Morocco
There is no beautiful architecture, no rich cultural life. The main feature of this small town is his unusual color.
The fact is that most of the houses in Morocco are made of clay and stones, so they have inconspicuous yellow or brown. Unlike his neighbors, Shefshauen has a pleasant heavenly color.
For the first time to paint your homes in such unusual for these places, the color of Jewish refugees, which massively emigrated to Morocco at the end of the 1930s.
According to the Jews, the heavenly color makes them at home closer to the sky, and, accordingly, and to paradise. Many locals were pleasantly surprised how their small town transformed, and therefore also began to paint their homes in blue.
It is also believed here that blue should scare the annoying mosquitoes and other insects. This opinion is based on the fact that local mosquitoes try to stay away from clean blue water.
After almost all houses were repainted in heavenly color, many tourists wanted to visit him to see the blue city with their own eyes or make a beautiful photo session.
Today, the provincial town of Shefchauen is one of the main attractions of Morocco. He brings hundreds of thousands of dollars to the treasury, which tourists from all over the world are left here.