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Chouara Tannery

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Hay Lablida Chouara, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We entered a building in a side street which granted us a view of one of the three tanneries, the Chouara tannery. These tanneries have the made the city known throughout the world, and this one, in particular, is the largest in the city and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great tannery to visit while in Fes. It has great rooftop views and you can stand there and watch the workers dye the leather and process it for as long as you want! I took tons of pictures without anyone disturbing me....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shrutikapoor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit and tour were great - we learned about the different leathers and how they are colored. The process was interesting; the smell was awful but they gave us bundles of mint to help mask the smells. I looked at the leather jackets -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Denise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owned by a single family and running for over 1000 years. this tannery is now a World Heritage site. Visitors are given mint leaves to reduce the strong stench of the tannery. All the work is done manually even today. Organic dyes we were informed....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see one of the main attractions in fez so we went there and they invited us to enter the building just for a “small” tip. We saw all the leather jackets and on the roof top the amazing views. But once we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Eidrian91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group was led to this very reputable tannery, so we did not have to worry about finding our way. Upon entering, we were (thankfully!) given mint vegetation, so that the strong leather and chemical scents would not bother us. We were then brought to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cisco289
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the world famous tanneries in the medina of Fez is an unique experience. They are the largest tanneries in Morocco. It's really interesting. You can enjoy the best views over the tanneries on one of the terraces of the leather shops (the best is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank the-travely
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Bought what was supposed to be a high quality leather jacket for 2800 dh. Clearly poorly made - in just 8 days lining in both sleeves has ripped, as well as seam at the back of one shoulder. Very disappointed and certainly would not recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Warren W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing to see what is a UNESCO world heritage site, and how folks are still managing leather working in a way that has been around for centuries. For those looking to see culture and meet people who are keeping the old crafts alive, this is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X6830DFgeorgeh
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

After reading all the negative reviews I was almost put off visiting, but I’m so glad we decided to go ahead. We went late afternoon, so it was quiet and the workers weren’t out anymore, but we still very much enjoyed seeing the tanneries. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DavidZuckerman
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
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March 24, 2018|
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The tanneries are open on Sundays
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July 18, 2017|
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