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Address: outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a...
Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.
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Good to see but you wouldn't be heart brocken if you missed it or didn't go. We got a good price for a taxi as reccomended from our hotel. When we arrived we were driven down a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were, like many of the others reviewing this conned into going. That being said this was on our list of things to do. We just simply ended up doing it by accident, following a guy that was on his way there anyway. We were 'dropped off' at the gate where a young man holding mint then took us on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Good to see but you wouldn't be heart brocken if you missed it or didn't go. We got a good price for a taxi as reccomended from our hotel. When we arrived we were driven down a quiet side street. The taxi driver called a man over who led us to a gate to go through some alleys, at first... More 

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Goring-on Thames, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We were conned just like everybody else. We were on a pony and trap ride and we were near the Majorelle Gardens. We asked the guide to take as to the nearby modern shops. Not sure what happened- communication problem - we ended up at the tanneries. I won't repeat what everyone else has said - our experience was pretty... More 

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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Day 1 Marrakech, having wandered off we found ourselves following 'someone who worked there, on his way to work' (spoke fab english though ) . Ok, so yes we had fallen for the old trick, of follow me I am going there anyway......... He was a lovely young man, told us some interesting facts and didn't charge us ! ,... More 

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Lausanne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Tanneries that look more like a rubbnish tip than the picturesque ones in Fez. They tell every tourist that they are only open on that day, and that they must see them. A young man in his 20's shows you round, telling you to take all the photos you like. Then you are led to a shop for the hard... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Never missed this place if you go to Marrakech.But I strongly suggest to have a guide with you..The man who was explaining how the leather was made is well verse and very good.He even took a photo of me in the tannery with no hesitance..He gave me a mint leaves to ease the smell.Overall it was a great experience for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was My boyfriend and i's first day walking around the souks one of the stall owners we bought something off said to us that there was an auction going on that day with the Berber people and we had to see it! we asked him how to get there and he said he would show us. he walked 2... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wish I had read these reviews before hand. Myself and two teenage daughters innocently followed the Rough Guide's suggestion, (what to do on day 1!) to visit the tanneries after we had left the Marrackech Museum. The whole setup is a seamless string of smooth intimidation featuring seemingly charming locals, who will unashamedly turn nasty if they don't get what... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The manager at our Riad advised against visiting the tanneries and had a couple of slightly alarming stories from previous visitors and the driver we asked him to arrange refused to come with us and would only drop us near the gate. In the company of my grandson and with just 50 MAD we arrived and advised the first “guide”... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the worst experience I have had in Morocco, with huge difference. The place is disgusting and its people are so nasty, and tried to rid us off. PLEASE DON'T GO

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