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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

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Address: Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 659859593
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Once in a life time experience, but strong smell!

i have never seen a place like this before. The tannery as it is refer to by many and tour guides displays the traditional way in which leather good are made. There will be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
marv1978
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is in median. Being renovated now. But it's worth a visit to see how leather products are made even if you are not planning to buy anything. The guy in the shop showed all the processes and wasn't pushy to sell.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasn't a big deal to me, rather just another opportunity for someone to sell you something in the Medina. As of 1/13/16 the new construction hadn't been completed, but it looks to be getting close. I can't see that this will make that big of a difference as all you really see are a bunch of skins drying and... More 

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Thank Steve K
Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have never seen a place like this before. The tannery as it is refer to by many and tour guides displays the traditional way in which leather good are made. There will be a guide that will take you to an over look of the tannery. The scent is quite strong and you will receive a mint bunch to... More 

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Fes, Morocco
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The smell is not nearly as bad as it's reputation would have you believe, it's actually part of the sales pitch, but having realized that people are put off by this, the owners are remaking it to reduce the aroma. (?). It is thus now closed, but is supposed to open again in the first week of February, but don't... More 

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Thank Adam G
San Juan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very interesting. The tannery is the real reason I am in Fez. I was able to buy a big bag, made of camel hide, at a very good price (haggle haggle haggle!!) The smell of the amonia from the pigeon droppings is not that strong.

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Thank HandsomestDude
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

After saying no no no to every potential guide we finally gave in to a fellow who took us to a tannery. The one we visited seemed a million miles from the Souk but our return was much quicker.. We would never have founde the tannery and it was well worth the visit. It smells so do pick up some... More 

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Potgietersrus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Probably the most famous site in Fes. Interesting to hear and observe how they work with the hides to produce leather. Do make use of the free mint bundles they offer before you go up to the viewing point as you do need it to cover up the smell!

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Thank Alicetine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is closed because of renovation and should be opened 01/02/2016. You can get here for free!!! Dont let guys from the streets foolish you! There are any other interesting places to visit in old medina of Fes.

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Thank Jurgita D
Tbilisi, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

guide through the old city narrow streets to get you to the tannery is around 20 Durham= about 2 dollars .... or you can get a guide for 4 hours around the city including the tannery for 40-50 Durham ... nothing much to see in Fez , the tannery is the highlight beside couple of mosques and el souk for... More 

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Thank MellamoAmigo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It's one of those things you don't like the moment your are there, but it's a place you have to go. It's poor, smells really bad, and, you can say, even dangerous. What do you mean "dangerous"?. Well, off course not that kind where you'll be risking your life, but the kind you can fall in one of those things,... More 

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