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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Smelly but interesting

If you want leather this is the area to head to. Lots of shops. View the dyeing vats from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben L
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Victoria, Canada
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Comes with a high pressured sales pitch but worth it!

Best place to view the tanneries is from the balconies of the big leather shops. Expect to receive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Triplanner
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Vancouver
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“leather shop” (19 reviews)
“strong smell” (7 reviews)
“sprig of mint” (8 reviews)
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Fes, Morocco
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+212 678-156271
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"leather shop"
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"strong smell"
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"sprig of mint"
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"different colors"
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"camel leather"
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"leather jacket"
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"unique experience"
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"narrow streets"
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"local guide"
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"dye"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want leather this is the area to head to. Lots of shops. View the dyeing vats from the balcony at the top. My wife did not like the smell.

Thank Ben L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to view the tanneries is from the balconies of the big leather shops. Expect to receive a little education of the dying process and big sales pitch tied into one. It is a one of a kind experience to see such a sight...More

Thank Triplanner
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

It worth to visit this place,it is a puzzle of labyrinths, so it is certainly recommended to have either a GPS or a tour guide so you will not walk in a circle, the tour guide will take you to visit several places in this...More

Thank sanikoli
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Forget the smells, the culture around this is very interesting. For the best views, check the stores around the area, they always have a terrace that overlooks the tanneries which offers the best views and ideal pictures. You dont have to pay anything to go...More

Thank Traveling P
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We stopped by and got a birds eye view of the tannery and enjoyed it immensely. Many people seemed to have a hard time with the smells but I didn't find it that bad. I guess growing up on a farm helped...lol After seeing and...More

Thank BRDman7
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The tanneries are a must see in Fes because you get to witness all of the drying and dying done by hand like they have been doing for hundreds of years. There are a few vantage points but it involves going through a leather store...More

Thank Tarin W
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This is a remarkable place. To see men working in baths of different colors is both astonishing and beautiful. The day I went they were dying the skins in pale milky blue basins of various hues. I could have stayed there for hours marveling over...More

Thank arsenaultelaine15
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

I had heard so much about the tanneries but I guess you have to go early to see the vats full and people working. It was still worth going to see and learn about the process but it's mostly about shopping afterwards which we were...More

Thank elli565
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Interesting experience and certainly worth a look although it is all about the finished product! It is a messy, smelly process so don't get too close. Also appreciate that once you have a quick look it time to move on - not a half-day activity!

Thank steven p
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Loved exploring this area. It was so interesting. We visited a couple of leather shops where we had views down into the tannery. It was late in the day, so we decided against visiting the actual tannery itself. The leather goods in the local shops...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
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worldtraveler1940
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Response from amclean2016 | Reviewed this property |
We were also there in September 2015 and they told us that they just finished renovating the tannery. As Christina has mentioned, ask your guide or at your Riad for more up to date information. It is highly recommended and... More
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