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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

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Address: Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 00212603685014

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The Middle Ages have not ended

Fez has abounds with arts and crafts. Carpets, leatherwear, silver jewelry etc. Interesting and a good place to go if you wish to buy but if you are just interested in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
J Robert G
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fez has abounds with arts and crafts. Carpets, leatherwear, silver jewelry etc. Interesting and a good place to go if you wish to buy but if you are just interested in seeking beware that guides try very hard to take you to places which sell persuasively at high prices.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of two I visited and I found it very visual. I am a photographer and the colors were mind blowing. Be warned, it smells terrible but you can get used to it.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's either this.or chouara tanneries. this is the oldest and most authentic ..however have to admit..chourra is good enough too Though smaller!!. This one is great And the guide who finally handed us over in the able hands of the leather manufacturer guy took us through the gist..without expectations if gratuity or a promise of purchase of their leather goods... More 

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Thank chandrapriti
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tannery is very interesting to see, but the experience is ruined by predatory men who waited in the shadows for you and followed you until you paid them, even after explicitly saying that you do NOT want their help. Saying 'leave me alone!' did not work. I was actually scared as a female traveler due to these nasty men.... More 

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Thank Heather P
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main tourist attractions of Fes. Shows you the various stages it takes on how leather is transformed into your favorite bag of leather jacket. One gets to appreciate the sheer amount of hard work it takes to get it into your hands.

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Thank Musafir_frm_NJ
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next to the Nejjarin Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts there's a smaller tanners' works which can best be seen from the rooftops. Having been led (for free) to one of these I could take great close-up pix of the works when I was told by my guide we had to leave by a staircase leading down. There he cornered... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing to see how the locals process the leather and turned it into some fancy jackets.. but must warn you of the pungent smell

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting insight into a traditional moroccan craft. What they dont tell you is that you have to climb lots of flights of stairs so this probably wouldnt be the best for someone not able and fit. There is also good humoured pressurised sales so hold onto your wallet!

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Thank Susan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing you need to know when you go there, is that the smell takes some getting used to. Take a perfumated napkin with you if you are sensitive. You can watch live the entire process of painting and treating the animal-skin used for coats, shoes etc. The very interesting part is that they only use natural ingredients. Also,... More 

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Thank Ioana R
West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The traditionally made leather they make here is extremely qualitative. You can also buy camel leather.

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