Chefchaouen, Morocco is famous for its prolific use of blue paint.

Chefchaouen is a town of about 40,000 people located at the northwest tip of Morocco and set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains. What’s striking about Chaouen – as it’s sometimes abbreviated – is the blueness of the place. Houses, shops and traditional Moroccan doors found within the medina are routinely rinsed in various shades of blue – a legacy of the town’s former Jewish inhabitants, and no doubt a contributing factor to Chefchaouen’s relaxed vibe.