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Address: outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a...

Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.

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Interesting tour but don't bother - look at pics instead!

We were looking for the tanneries and were accosted by a guy wearing a Morocco baseball cap who seemed friendly and willing to give us a tour. So we thought why not, we'll have a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dave R
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for the tanneries and were accosted by a guy wearing a Morocco baseball cap who seemed friendly and willing to give us a tour. So we thought why not, we'll have a look but we'll check how much he wants. He said "no pressure, whatever you want to pay". So we had a look round and got... More 

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Thank Dave R
Antwerp, Belgium
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176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After surviving the route through the souks we suddenly had no idea which direction to go to visit the tanneries. Off course a self-proclaimed guide appeared to help us finding the way, for free...whoooeeeeaaaaa. 15 minutes walking and being joined by one of "his friends" we arrived at the tanneries. OK to take some pictures in the two tanneries we... More 

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Thank eMBieAntwerp
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it's a tannery so quite interesting to see what happens there. But you don't get a choice. A con artist hangs around in the city and scams you into following him there (still can't believe I was stupid enough to fall for it). Once you arrive you get given mint to cover your nose with. Then you are whisked... More 

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Thank Justin S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not for the faint of heart. avoid taking valuebles with you, but be shure you have a map of morocco downloaded. if you are being approached by locals try speaking a language they don`t understand (they speak most european languages). they will try to hassle money out of you in any way they can.

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Thank Alexandru B
Auckland NZ
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. Totally like stepping back in time. The smell the colors. Everything. 4 star experience 2 star with hassles. BUT. The whole process of getting you there can be just one giant set up. We were in Marrakesh for a week and so no novices. Here's how it goes. Tanneries not that well sign posted ( deliberate?)... More 

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Thank craig t
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Woops we had not read reviews of tanneries apart from a bbc 'must see' from years ago!! Embarrassed to say that although we knew the shop and tea situation...we had no knowledge of the friendly walker extension to the grand plan! Although we felt uncomfortable we kept walking with the charming 'shop owner' of the well orchestrated scenario, thinking back... More 

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TorontoFlourgirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A random guy was walking in front of us and nicely suggested we check out the tanneries as it was the last day. He said he worked there and showed us his hands. He insisted on walking beside us and showing us and said it was a few minutes from where we were but it was a much longer walk.... More 

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wellington
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The tanneries in fez are worth a visit. They are not an easy find down all the alleyways so I'd advise asking a local and they will point you in the direction of a guide who will take you to the tannery, explain the process, take you to a balcony to look at the action from above as well as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Mislead by a local man who we believed was on his way to work however it is all a scam and the men all work together each requesting payment for assistance we didn't ask for in the first place. The men walked beside us long the roads even though we had Google maps and didn't require them. Very pushy and... More 

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We paid 12D each for a tour. It's not massive but worth a visit. The smell is bearable. So you will try and find this place and 'lucky you' it will be 'the last day!!' or the 'only 1 day in week it is open' as any random local in a 1km radius will tell you. Do not take any... More 

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