The city was founded in 1471 by the Sheriffs Abu Yumas and Alami Moulay Rachid Ben Ali in an inaccessible mountainous enclave overlooking the route between Tetuán-Fez. Their objective was to stem the flow and influence of the Europeans who dominated the coast. They built a fortified castle, where they set up their followers with a few dozen families from Granada. They extended their influence throughout northern Morocco, while maintaining good relations with the Nazari kingdom of Granada.
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There are numerous routes which can be started from this city.
Alhucemas route: Follow the P39 road east, passing by Derde agricultural area, where you can enter the nature reserve of the Jebel Buhasen.
Ouezzane route: Follow the Q28 south, passing Derde and leaving the road to Alcazarquivir to the west, it crosses the mountains through the gap of Akarrat, where there was a former Spanish military camp and dropping down to the upper reaches of the river Lucus. The route crosses the old border post , “Agadir el Kruch”, originally built by French technicians in the fifties, the route continues via Ain Beida, reaching the city of Uazanne in the province of Sidi Kacen. Ultimately you could continue to the cities of Fez and Meknes.
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How to arrive at Hotel Dar Meziana
On the following images we have indicated the ways to reach our hotel. We also indicate a detailed street map from the parking area to the hotel.
Access to the hotel within the Medina of Chefchaouen
The access is for pedestrians only, as vehicle access is prohibited in the Medina area of Chefchaouen.