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Tanneries

outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
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We got scammed for 400 dirhams! AVOID!!!!!!!!

We got escorted to the tanneries by a well dressed, smooth talking middle aged man who just... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter C
Very disappointing!

Everything people say about the "guides" trying to show you around and be helpful. It's just a big... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shu E
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Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible45%
8 Mar 2018
“Expect to be conned”
3 Jan 2018
“Insight into the challenging job”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We got escorted to the tanneries by a well dressed, smooth talking middle aged man who just happened to be walking that way! Met at the entrance by the' guide' who gave us a quick and uninteresting tour then tried selling us leather items in...More

1  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything people say about the "guides" trying to show you around and be helpful. It's just a big scam. Hassle well if you want something from the shop. The guide will ask you for 100dhs per person when you leave. Don't give him more than...More

Thank Shu E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a bit worried about visiting the tanneries having read some of the reviews but I'm glad we made the trip out there. When our taxi dropped us off we wandered to what looked to be the entrance to something and were told the...More

Thank Angela V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, location: head to the Bab Gate. The final 30-40 metres of the alley before you pass through the gate proper you will see quite a few storefronts advertising terrace views of the tanneries, as well as a proper entrance to the tannery itself. It's...More

1  Thank Brogan J
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We had no intention of going to the tanneries, but as we were walking around the Medina, trying to find the Ben Youssef Madrasa (which, by they way, is closed for renovation), some locals kept telling us to go the tanneries. We ended up going...More

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Wish I had read the reviews before venturing out to find the tanneries. The locals have perfected the scam and while we are savvy travelers, we fell for it! It is very sophisticated and involves three locals working together. The first will find a common...More

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We knew this was going to be a set up from the start, so we were not phased by it, as we actually wanted to visit the tanneries, but it isn’t a great experience. You don’t need to know how to get there as you...More

Thank Chrissy_and_Kev
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

What a nightmare!! I got set up about 20 mins walk from this place and ended up doing the tour. I’m a tight wad so they didn’t get a penny but the whole thing is a con. Smelly - scary - and inflated prices. They...More

Thank Smallcar
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We were walking along the streets of the Médina not really knowing our way when a man walking the opposite direction told us to try and stick to the right hand side, we thanked him and carried on, then he mentioned we should visit the...More

4  Thank Yorkshireman86
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This was by far the worst part of our otherwise great, week long Morocco visit. We have traveled quite a lot to many countries and this will rank among our worst experiences. We are accustomed to the tourist hustle - but this was much more...More

1  Thank Garry M
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judycm72
17 March 2015|
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Response from DonaldMurdo | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above posts. The tanneries whilst interesting and rather smelly are not worth the hassle you will get in trying to find them and more importantly the sales tactics which are the most aggressive in Marrakech.
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