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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

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Address: Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 659859593

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For Leather Lovers

The dye pits are a must see in Fes amongst the other historical sights. In August, the smell can be overwhelming but you are given a sprig of mint to sniff. In addition to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The dye pits are a must see in Fes amongst the other historical sights. In August, the smell can be overwhelming but you are given a sprig of mint to sniff. In addition to watching leather being washed and dyed ( the day I was there yellow was the color), you get to be a part of a centuries old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Was incredibly interesting how the leathers are made, and it is incredibly nice of them to give you mint leaves on your way up, cause it smells. But definitely worth a visit, looks like a place Indiana Jones or James Bond would run through and hide to get away from the bad guy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You can't go to Fès and miss the tanneries. Go! The shops are overpriced yet they sell good quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you come to Morocco, this is one are you simply have to visit. The tanneries are amazing. I was disappointed we weren't allowed to actually go into the tanneries - all you do is go to a shop and view them from above. However, its still pretty amazing, and its an awesome view. Yes, you can smell the tanneries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Yeah you can smell and taste the place if you want but simply breathe through your mouth rather than your nose and you will be fine. Just imagine having to work here. I was told a tanner can make $30 per day. Makes you appreciate how easy your life is compared to the hard workers who toil away here. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Of all the great things that we saw in Morocco this was my #1 attraction. I just thought it was extremely fascinating to see the men up to their knees in dye of all colors. I had to wonder how in the heck they are able to get the dye out of their skin and what effect it has on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sightly site! White lime treatment on one side and brown dye tannery on the other. Contrasting and colorful. An eye candy. Now for the smell it's another story. Cow urine helps treat the material and pigeon poop is not doing a good job easing the stench. The mint leaves handed to you does help bare the moment you need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The place smells really bad, but the staff will meet you with mint and wide lovely smiles. The shop is just amazing and the quality of the products is great as well (it has been almost a year now). I'm planning to go back by the end of this month to get a lot of goodies. It's interesting and informative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The highlight of the Fes medina for me was the tanneries. The ancient tanneries consist of stone containers filled with dyes and other liquids -- spread out below you like giant watercolors. The process has barely changed since medieval times, and you can watch it from a balcony in one of the leather shops, while holding a sprig of mint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Take the basil they gave you when you enter, you will be thankful later. The viewpoint on top was great for you to see how the pieces are made. Quality of the leather pieces is hard to find anywhere else - no smell after being burned and soft. I picked a short jacket in indigo - a color I came... More 

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Address: Address: Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 659859593
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Fes-Boulemane Region  >  Fes

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