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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

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Address: Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 603-685014

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This place is where they produce leather traditionally. The leather quality is great if you want to do some shopping.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is where they produce leather traditionally. The leather quality is great if you want to do some shopping.

Thank Christopher-Gdm
Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was pleased the our guide took us to the Tannery section of the Medina. The shops are built with balconies overlooking the tanneries so you can actually see the men doing the work. The shop employee/salesman was very knowledgable about the process, the materials used, etc. Of course, his main goal is to sell leather products but it was... More 

Thank tesoroSpain
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Doubtless your guide will take you there and worth a look, but beware, after a short look, there is a long sales pitch.

Thank DrG48301
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its not to every one, the smell and visuals are really strong. Maybe a good idea for people to be more conscious on how they consume leather.

Thank Dayse L
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fez has abounds with arts and crafts. Carpets, leatherwear, silver jewelry etc. Interesting and a good place to go if you wish to buy but if you are just interested in seeking beware that guides try very hard to take you to places which sell persuasively at high prices.

Thank J Robert G
Atlanta, Georgia
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585 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of two I visited and I found it very visual. I am a photographer and the colors were mind blowing. Be warned, it smells terrible but you can get used to it.

Thank michael p
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's either this.or chouara tanneries. this is the oldest and most authentic ..however have to admit..chourra is good enough too Though smaller!!. This one is great And the guide who finally handed us over in the able hands of the leather manufacturer guy took us through the gist..without expectations if gratuity or a promise of purchase of their leather goods... More 

Thank chandrapriti
New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tannery is very interesting to see, but the experience is ruined by predatory men who waited in the shadows for you and followed you until you paid them, even after explicitly saying that you do NOT want their help. Saying 'leave me alone!' did not work. I was actually scared as a female traveler due to these nasty men.... More 

Thank Heather P
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main tourist attractions of Fes. Shows you the various stages it takes on how leather is transformed into your favorite bag of leather jacket. One gets to appreciate the sheer amount of hard work it takes to get it into your hands.

Thank Musafir_frm_NJ
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next to the Nejjarin Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts there's a smaller tanners' works which can best be seen from the rooftops. Having been led (for free) to one of these I could take great close-up pix of the works when I was told by my guide we had to leave by a staircase leading down. There he cornered... More 

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