You can just call it the blue city as it’s filled with buildings in various shades of blue. Located in northwest Morocco, Chefchaouen is a major tourist attraction largely because of its Spanish and Moroccan architectural influences. It contains a lot of Moroccan handicrafts including specially-woven blankets. There are also traditional family-run restaurants that offer tasty meals including the most popular goat cheese. The city was founded in 1471 as a small kasbah (fortress) by Moulay Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami, a descendant of Abd as-Salam al-Alami. Al-Alami founded the city to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco.