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Morocco's Blue Pearl

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Known as the ‘blue pearl of Morocco,’ Chefchaouen was originally built as a fortress in the 15th century against the invading Portuguese.

Two theories circulate as to the origin of the town’s vibrantly blue-washed structures. First, the Sephardic Jewish community brought a tradition of blue buildings to remind them of the sky (read God). Second, at one time blue was thought to repel mosquitoes and prevent malaria.

Whatever the case, it is something to behold.


Photo: @Tania.DePascalis, @Dssfnn

Colour palette hex code (from left to right): 78c1ff, 5099f4, 468fea, 2871cc, 003f9a








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