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Chouara Tannery

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“mint leaves”(23 reviews)
“leather goods”(43 reviews)
“pigeon poo”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing sight. Several dozen cement vats with men dyeing leather in reds, yellows and blues. They are really hands on, or rather feet on. The men are actually in the vats. The view is from any one of many leather shops overlooking...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit hesitant to get down there at first due to the stench, but our tour guide whom we just requested to accompany us gave us some mint leaves to smell before entering the tannery. The mint leaves helped. We explored each tiny...More

Thank rjliahonaburgos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Medina, the tannery offers many leather goods. The most interesting part of the visit was to look at the many colored containers in the back to learn how the leather is dyed into so many different colors.

Thank clairmontjeff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the entry you will receive mint leaves, we also bring with ourselves some fragrant tissues. It's a very smelly place, because of leather production process - they're using pigeon excrement to process it. There is a possibility to buy many types of bags, coats,...More

Thank Trail720627
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got very very lost trying to get there. Very narrow alleyways makes you claustrophobic even if you normally arent. Google map is useless. Eventually a man said he'd take us, we took some stairs up and crossed the tannery. It smelled awful. There was...More

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our g-adventure tour stopped here. The leather production process was explained. Although at first you realize it smell quite bad, most people found after a few minutes they didn't need to continue smell the provided mint. There is a very large selection of leather products...More

Thank CAtraveler2k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tannery brings back to medioeval times, when tanners were using the same method to color animal skins. The natural colors are amazing and the workers immersed in the tanks of color are a must-see. Best views are from some shops above, very nice people...More

2  Thank Corrado R
Reviewed July 10, 2018

A visit to the tannery is a must. For best value it's advisable to go with a guide because the entire process is explained from the rooftop of the leather goods manufacturing store. A sprig of mint will struggle to cope with the strong smells...More

1  Thank tarla2017
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Viewed from the terrace of lather goods stores the tannery offers a grand view of the colored vats where men still process leather the they have done for centuries. As an antidote to the foul smell the shop gave us a sprig go fresh mint.

1  Thank asiahand1
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Had a fantastic time at the Tannery, we were led there by a friendly local who promised us that we wouldn't have to pay him anything. He led us right to a shop that we could view the tannery from (Number 10) very good views...More

1  Thank MICHAEL W
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August 30, 2018|
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Response from Ellen H | Reviewed this property |
It seems that you can call them at +212-664 80-4050
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Ellen H | Reviewed this property |
You'll have to view from leather goods shops, and most shopkeepers in the medina close for the rest of the day around noon at the time of the second prayer because it's the weekly sermon and holy day.
July 18, 2017|
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