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Phone Number: 659859593
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We were travelling Morocco as part of an organised tour. Whilst in Fes our local guide took us to a leather shop / tannery. If you were travelling under your own steam you may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were travelling Morocco as part of an organised tour. Whilst in Fes our local guide took us to a leather shop / tannery. If you were travelling under your own steam you may wish to be taken by an authorised guide. The sight and setting is pretty amazing. The shop we were in has viewing platforms above the leather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After I visited a tannery in Marrakesh, I found this one by far more interesting. The guy who worked in the shop explained the process in great detail, but what struck me the most is how gruesome and physically draining the work in the dye pits actually is. Needless to say, one must exit through the leather shop, but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

must visit in Fes,this is where all leather stuff is made , very intense smell , be aware of the people that want to sell leather items to you ,you must allways bargain , find a guide to show you all the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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