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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #8 of 33 Attractions in Fes
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you want to see authentic Fez, you need to view this method of tanning and dying hides. An absolutely fascinating sight -- the hard workers, the array of colors, the process. They give you some mint to hold under your nose when the guide explains all the processes. It does smell like you are in a pig barn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I thought this was interesting, it does smell but not as bad as some people make out and they give you mint to hold under your nose. On the way out they encourage you to buy something and for letting us see the tannery we though it was polite to buy something cheap. Really worth seeing

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Noyemberyan, Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stopped by the tannery during a tour of the medina. When we arrived they took us up winding stairs to the roof to see the tannery at work. We went around 12:30pm and the workers were all out in the pits, working hard. The man there spoke very good English and told us the history of the place. Part... More

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Novi Pazar, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Its great for everyone to go and see this place, but if you are with weak stomach, then its better to hurry up.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Don't miss this attraction - especially if you love visual feasts! There are great big vats of liquid chemicals and colours where the skins are gradually transformed from tough visceral sheets to supple skins of coloured leather. Men work on and in the vats (many with their arms and legs the colour of the dyes they are working with), carrying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A must to view, if you can stand the smell, although a bunch of mint to put under your nostrils is supplied. Vast working area, and very interesting. Not certain that the leather made into many items on sale in the on site showrooms, is of good quality.

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Kelowna, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

If in Fez, a must stop to see. Very interesting to see the process and the real Moroccans working and living.

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Katonah, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I love seeing medieval life in action, and this place is perfect in that respect. This is the real McCoy, not a tourist re enactment. We were taken through a maze of shops, given mint to hold in front of our noses (though it wasn't that smelly in mid April), then we were shown a really good viewing spot. A... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

So much more beautiful and informative than the tanneries in Marrakech. Yes, you do have to look at the shops underneath but you don't have to buy anything. Awesome photo opportunities. Do not miss.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

as you walk through the medina you will feel you are walking back in time. The deeper in you go, the more authentic it becomes and the better you will understand the history of this great city.There are a lot of surprising facts you will learn as well. Get a good guide or at least a good guide book to... More

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