The Moroccan city of Chefchaouen is the bluest city in the world, and the reason for its coloration in this color is due to ancient customs dating back to the fifteenth century AD when the Jews began their exodus from Spain as a result of the ethnic and religious cleansing against non-Christians that the country witnessed at that time.
When the Jews settled in Chefchaouen, they began to paint their homes blue and then continued to paint all their properties with this color later, which they believed was the color closest to the color of the sky and that this would remind them of God.
From that date, the city gradually turned into a blue city. The indigenous people have maintained this custom, making Chefchaouen the bluest city in the world.
Despite the emigration of Jews with this tradition from Chefchaouen after the Second World War, the city has retained its distinctive color, under government sponsorship, where the local administration works to renew the colors of the houses from time to time.
The city of Chefchaouen has become one of the most important tourist attractions in Morocco because of its distinctive color that covers almost everything in the city, from homes and houses to streets and roads to mosques and government offices. The old area of the city dates back to the fifteenth century AD during an attempt to defend the city against the Portuguese occupation.
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