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Tanneries

Address: outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #9 of 9 Other in Marrakech
Type: Factory tours, Neighborhoods, Sightseeing Tours, Other
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this...
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Type: Factory tours, Neighborhoods, Sightseeing Tours, Other
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.

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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The tanneries themselves are interesting if only to see what is involved in the preperation of the leather in advance of you buying those new yellow slippers in the souks. However there is a triving business in locals guiding you to and from the tanneries and slight pressure to pay something to the keeper of the tanneries. Prices quoted were... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

do not go , we have kids putting there hands in our rucksacks , the prices are we over priced cheaper in the main square , very intimidating atmosphere high pressure sales tactics ,,,,avoid at all costs

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Edinburgh
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A long walk from the medina but a teenage boy showed us the way and (unusually!) didn't ask for money! Only tourists who seemed to be in the area at the time and were given a personal tour (complete with natural air freshener.....big bunch of mint!).....then taken to Co-operative shop where the prices were astronomical but to be fair they... More 

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Reading the reviews after our visit. I know for sure we paid to much. A o so friendly guy tool me on a scooter escorting me to the tanneries. As a woman alone it didn't felt save so i wanted to go back and go together with my boyfriend and some friends we met. This guy still friendly escorted us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

so me and my friend wanted to visit the tanneries. we had previously been warned about the tourist traps and maintained that we would be vigilant. we started looking slightly lost wandering around the souks until we no longer knew how to get out and we were no longer at any stalls or markets but a strange neighbourhood. at this... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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120 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Like many others on here we were coerced into a tanneries visit. We had just arrived in the souks and were having a wander, and next thing we knew we had a worker pointing us in the direction of the tanneries. We sort of got swept up in thinking it might show us some authentic experience. Instead a bossy fella... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were looking to head towards the tanneries out of curiosity and wish we hadn't bothered. On our way there (we are good navigators and knew where we were) we were accosted by a man who said he worked in the tanneries and was heading that way (trust me there is no way he worked there...) he would not let... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Walking round through the Medina you are accosted by someone offering to take you to the tanneries who generally set about taking you in the opposite direction from where you are trying to head. They of course advise that today, this morning even, is a special day and the only day they are open to the public. You then have... More 

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Englander
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our experience was exactly the same as everyone else's here. Only wish we'd read this before we 'd gone. Not too smelly, but filthy and very run down. Our "guide" demanded 200 dirs from us at the end of our "tour" which took all of 5 mins (excluding the hard sell in the shop). We gave him 100 just to... More 

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Barwell, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Disgusting and morally wrong.....just looking at the despair in the worker's eyes told the whole story. We didn't want a guide but one pushed himself on us in the end...took us to two different tanneries within 30 yards of each other...the whole tour lasted 10 minutes and then he demanded 300 dirham.....long story but he accepted 20 !!!! I cannot... More 

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