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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

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Address: Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 659859593

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Where the leather is made

The traditional leather is made here with the same process or almost the same as it was done centuries ago. It's really worth visiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
KevinRobinsonb
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The traditional leather is made here with the same process or almost the same as it was done centuries ago. It's really worth visiting.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to see. Went with a guide....be forewarned that the guides take you to places on commissions, you will receive a hard sales pitch.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This great workers are doing their job very well. Before coming and climbing to the roof terrace they give you a mint sprig and than they explain the tanning process which is the same for centuries, the traditional work from father to the son. In shop I bought leather slippers for me and my friends.

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Cali, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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 July 5, 2016

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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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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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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Spain
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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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