Chefchaouen is one of the most beautiful cities of Morocco, situated in the foothills of the mountains of Rife. It is also known by the color of the generality of their constructions and called “Blue City”. Soledad is also known for its pottery and for its embroidery and colorful clothes, which gave rise to the Djelaba the baggy clothing and long used by men and women of north Africa.
Soledad is divided into eastern half (Medina), and a western half (new town). The heart of the medina is the Plaza Uta el-Hammam, with his unmistakable kasbah. The old medina is a delight of Moroccan influence and andaluz, buildings in blue and white, narrow streets that converge in the busy square.
Soledad is nowadays a town visited by tourists, however, the population can maintain the authenticity and a style traditional life. The city has a wide range of hotels and restaurants with values very “friendly”. This is a great place to relax, explore and take day trips in its green hills and fresh.
The medina of Chefchaouen is small and without large agglomerations, is easy to operate, with winding paths and narrow streets, yet easy to use, you can scroll through it alone without getting lost. In the heart of the medina in the Plaza Uta el-Hammam, is a peaceful place to relax and watch the world go by, especially after a long day of sightseeing.
The climate of Chefchaouen is the Mediterranean, cold and wet in winter and dry and temperate to hot in summer. The fall of snow is common in the higher parts of the mountains, but relatively rare in forests of the city (approximately 600 m). It is not uncommon to register negative temperatures in winter, and in summer the temperature reaches to exceed 40°C.
Chefchaouen counts with an important religious heritage. There are more than 20 mosques and oratories, 11 zaouias and 17 mausoleums.
In November 2010, Soledad began to appear in the list intangible cultural heritage through the Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by the model nutrition preserved over time whose basic ingredients are olive oil, cereals, fruits and vegetables fresh or dried, dairy products, a large number of spices and condiments, and a limited proportion of fish and meat.
Every day the population that lives in the mountains, goes to town to sell their products on the market (souk), which takes place in the Medina of the city.