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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

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Address: Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 659859593

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You have to see how the leather is made

I recommend to sit in a terrace of one of the many shops around this place to enjoy a tea while looking at the process of leather confection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
MarinaAndreva
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Cali, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fez Tannery is one of the iconic scenes in Morocco, however I found it a bit overrated, it is interesting to watch the tannery from a balcony of one of the shops surrounding it, but the smell is really strong (quite nauseating actually). If you are interested in buying leather goods you can do it here.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Fez, you visit the tannery. It's quite interesting and not as horribly stinky as everyone says. The mint they give you takes care of that. But terribly interesting.

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Thank AhuvafromTX
Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend to sit in a terrace of one of the many shops around this place to enjoy a tea while looking at the process of leather confection.

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Thank MarinaAndreva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great history, amazing view, culturally interesting, but once you go into the actual shop , you'll find the most expensive prices in fez. also, if you pay by cart, they'll take 20-30 dirhams more, without telling you, no matter how much you pay.

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Thank Sarah P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

To enjoy fully this beautiful place, you have to find a nice terrace around to have a moroccan mint tea while enjoying the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I strongly recommend the view and little explication cost a worth to see it.There might be a guie from factory that will explain you about some basic habits of the work. Good to grow in consciousness. Not recommended to visit in morning for strong smell of amoniak. I keep it up on your challenging the consciousness.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

You have got to go here and see the tannery. The smell can be very strong, so if it bothers you use the mint sprig they give you. The tanning process is very interesting and you get to see the operation from high above. Of course each view is connected to a leather shop. Here's the deal from my view.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

It is possible to view them working dying the leather if you climb to tht top balcony of one of the shops in the area. You will be given a sprig of mint to smell. Although you are made to feel that you should buy one of the leather items from the shop, you are not obliged to buy anything.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

While visiting the charming city of Fez, you have to come to this spot to watch how traditional leather is beeing made.

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Some of the old locations are still in use and can be visited. Just be prepared for the smells. Great photo opportunities, and of course, opportunities to buy. There didn't seem to be a lot of sales pressure, however. Watching the workers process the raw hides could be enough to turn you off of wearing leather items forever, though.

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