Blue Sea Le Printemps Hotel, Gueliz, Marrakech

The Blue Sea Le Printemps Hotel is located in Gueliz, modern area of Marrakech. It was built in 2014, with modern facilities and beautiful decor. There are 114 bright rooms spread over five floors. The rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV and a minibar. The hotel has a pool, a lounge bar with live music concerts in the evening, a terrace, a restaurant with dishes of Moroccan and international cuisine, a snack bar, free wi-fi in common areas, private parking free, spa and safe (fee). There are many shops and restaurants nearby as well.

Tips

The hotel is very well placed and you can reach the main attractions on foot or by taxi, as the Jemaa el Fna square, with the Koutoubia Mosque and the Majorelle Gardens. The spa offers several treatments, ask at the reception for details and prices.

The Hassan II mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

The Hassan II mosque, inaugurated in 1993, is located in Casablanca and is built partly on the sea, it is a religious and cultural complex, built on nine hectares and includes a prayer room, a room of ablutions, baths, a Koranic school, a library and a museum. It is the fourth largest mosque in the world. Its minaret is 201 meters. Hassan II had the wish to connect the building to the air, considered one of the four elements beneficial to life with earth, fire and water, that’s why there is a large sunroof that moves in five minutes thanks to a self-propelled wheel bearing system. It is adorned with 124 fountains and marble vanities, it has more than fifty chandeliers and there are some from Murano; it has 18 exterior doors and is equipped with a laser beam indicating the direction of the Mecca with a range of 30 kilometers. On one side and on the other of the central nave, there are two granite columns that have inlaid in gold lettering the pedigree of King Hassan II.

Tips

To visit the mosque, you can buy tickets on site. Removing shoes is mandatory at the entrance to the prayer room (plastic bags are available to the visitors). Video cameras, and any kind of radio receiver and / or sound equipment is forbidden inside.