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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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We stopped by and got a birds eye view of the tannery and enjoyed it immensely. Many people seemed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BRDman7
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Vancouver, Canada
The Tannery District

The tanneries are a must see in Fes because you get to witness all of the drying and dying done by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tarin W
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“leather shop” (19 reviews)
“strong smell” (7 reviews)
“sprig of mint” (8 reviews)
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Fes, Morocco
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+212 678-156271
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"leather shop"
in 19 reviews
"strong smell"
in 7 reviews
"sprig of mint"
in 8 reviews
"camel leather"
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"different colors"
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"sales pitch"
in 5 reviews
"buy something"
in 8 reviews
"leather jacket"
in 4 reviews
"unique experience"
in 3 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 3 reviews
"local guide"
in 3 reviews
"dye"
in 15 reviews
"tanneries"
in 36 reviews
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"pigeon"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by and got a birds eye view of the tannery and enjoyed it immensely. Many people seemed to have a hard time with the smells but I didn't find it that bad. I guess growing up on a farm helped...lol After seeing and...More

Thank BRDman7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tanneries are a must see in Fes because you get to witness all of the drying and dying done by hand like they have been doing for hundreds of years. There are a few vantage points but it involves going through a leather store...More

Thank Tarin W
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is a remarkable place. To see men working in baths of different colors is both astonishing and beautiful. The day I went they were dying the skins in pale milky blue basins of various hues. I could have stayed there for hours marveling over...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I had heard so much about the tanneries but I guess you have to go early to see the vats full and people working. It was still worth going to see and learn about the process but it's mostly about shopping afterwards which we were...More

Thank elli565
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Interesting experience and certainly worth a look although it is all about the finished product! It is a messy, smelly process so don't get too close. Also appreciate that once you have a quick look it time to move on - not a half-day activity!

Thank steven p
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Loved exploring this area. It was so interesting. We visited a couple of leather shops where we had views down into the tannery. It was late in the day, so we decided against visiting the actual tannery itself. The leather goods in the local shops...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Very hard to miss this area as it is the heart of the leather tanning facilities in Fez. Guided tours usually deliver a narrative of the tanning process that has not changed since the medieval period. A very smelly and labour intensive process. The final...More

Thank Della G
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

It’s quite a process to process leather from start to finish. It’s washed for 3 hours, dried for 2 weeks, then dyed for 3 days, then hang them up again to dry for 3 days. Quite a process. Very smelly so they give you a...More

Thank Olena S
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We went today and great view from a leather shop, nice experience and hard at the same time. Then expect the shopkeeper to hasle for a sale and at overcharge of course. They have nice things but more expensive than elsewhere and got angry cause...More

Thank jumanufer
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This venue feels ancient, as if its never changed. Seeing the working conditions of these laborers gives one a deep appreciation for some of the beautiful things in life that we choose to buy. You will be given a sprig of mint to help overcome...More

Thank 507adventurelover
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worldtraveler1940
15 January 2016|
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Response from amclean2016 | Reviewed this property |
We were also there in September 2015 and they told us that they just finished renovating the tannery. As Christina has mentioned, ask your guide or at your Riad for more up to date information. It is highly recommended and... More
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