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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
+212 603-685014
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A must in Fes

A must in Fes, a central place for the economic and social life of the city. You can always find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marta C
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Nice views

The small terraces surrounding the leather makers are the best selfie spot in Fez. We could not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“leather shop” (14 reviews)
“strong smell” (7 reviews)
“fresh mint” (7 reviews)
Fes, Morocco
+212 603-685014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must in Fes, a central place for the economic and social life of the city. You can always find someone who takes you to a roof and explains for free how tanneries work.

Thank Marta C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The small terraces surrounding the leather makers are the best selfie spot in Fez. We could not stop taking pictures.

Thank GTurnb26
Reviewed July 14, 2017

A visit to the tannery area is an experience! I'm glad I went and saw it but make sure if you visit to take something to put under your nose!!

Thank Julie G
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

The obligatory visit to the tannery can be alittle overwhelming smell wise but certainly worth a look. We saw it from afew angles and thought the best view was from El Haj Ali Baba tannery shop. The name is not on the shop but it...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Got here with the help of local guide. We came through a 3-stories shop with a terrace facing the tennary. They gave us some branch of mint leaves once we entered the shop and finally we knew why after they showed us the tannery from...More

Thank Wida197
Reviewed July 6, 2017

The Tannery is a little hard to find, but several houses along the route invite you to see it from their balconies. Still actively used, the Tanneries showcase the old tradition of giving leather different colors. It's quite interesting, and very smelly.

Thank Manucek
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Something you have to see if you go to Fez. There are many ways to access the tanneries and as you walk through the medina you will be invited to the terraces. Be prepared for a strong smell. Some places offfer you some leaves of...More

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed June 27, 2017

It was nice to see this place from above but the smell was really intense. A local helped us to find the entrance and then the guy wanted money for taking us upstairs.

Thank mentkapto
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

It was hot the day we visited. They were kind enough to give us sprigs of fresh mint to hold under our noses to counteract the smell. There are over 100 dye pits, and the smell is overwhelming. I don't know how the workers stand...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Fascinating to see a production process intact using the same basins since the 16th century. The smell is potent, but worth the adventure to see leathers in the raw and every imaginable product.

Thank DanKral
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January 14, 2016|
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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