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790 reviews
About Tanneries
Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.
Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Echoing the other reviews, but be VERY careful around the tanneries (we will avoid that side of the Médina in the future)! My husband and I tried to go to the museum of photography and a man outside told us it was closed (turns out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karissa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got away in time, didn’t feel safe at all. Probably best to do with an approved guide only. Very rough neighbourhood.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandrets
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Refuse anyone who asks you to visit the tanneries, no matter how nice the stranger might seem (remember that a psychopath is always charming). It's all a sophisticated plot by criminals and you will end up in a leather shop and perhaps be taken to...More

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

Like most people in the comments, we had the same experience. Wanted to See the tanneries on our own but it was inpossible to reach them without these self thought ‘guides’ following you and being annoying. Neighbourhood was Very bad and the men stare at...More

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

Having read the reviews, ours is a similar story where someone seemingly friendly helps you out and says they don’t want anything from you for helping you and then you get passed from person to person before you end up stranded in a shop selling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Walkingwombles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are a couple at the " wrong end "of our 50's, actually I'm 60, but I digress. We went to the tannery this morning, we're given a bunch of mint to alleviate the stink of the leather making process, and believe me, even with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Martin F
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Avoid it at any cost! They will try to scam you! They said 100 dhm to pay and then the start increasing a price when you about to pay for a “tour”! Trying to intimidate you to pay more with bunch of guys circling you....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank EwelinaIRL-PL
Reviewed December 8, 2018

I was led to the tanneries by someone who seemed well-meaning but it's a scam. The tanneries stink to high heaven (they give you a bundle of mint to mitigate the stink) but it's a very pale shadow of the tanneries in Fez which are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

The only place we felt unsafe during our stay in marrakech!! It's all organized crime only in there!! They try to give you a tour or force sell. The people get hostile if you try to get rid of them and start to follow where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Pablontino
Reviewed November 11, 2018

First of all, there is a reason its in a dodgy area of town, no one wants to live near that smell! We read about the Tanneries in a guide book and figured we'd go take a look. I trawled through the reviews on here...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank georginab39
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Response from DonaldMurdo | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above posts. The tanneries whilst interesting and rather smelly are not worth the hassle you will get in trying to find them and more importantly the sales tactics which are the most aggressive in Marrakech.