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Tanneries

outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
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Interesting

It s interesting to see once how they are making the leather. Just do not forget not to speak... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TomAce
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Budapest, Hungary
Do not go to the Tanneries!

My wife and I were looking for the square when done nice guy pointed us in the "right direction... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liam G
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Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible45%
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“Interesting”
4 weeks ago
“So reminiscent of Fes, Morocco”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

It s interesting to see once how they are making the leather. Just do not forget not to speak anyone not to follow anyone not to let guide you anyone otherwise wou are going to get ripped.

Thank TomAce
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for the square when done nice guy pointed us in the "right direction". Ended up being an elaborate scheme in which he pretended to go on his way only to find us again later and introduce to his friend....More

1  Thank Liam G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read about the tanneries on several travellors guide and headed over to see. Got discouraged to take a tour around due to the massive stench and the very aggressive behavior of the locals when we started to step away. They insisted that we give them...More

1  Thank marinerainbowdotts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the worst experience we had in Marrakesh which almost ruined our holiday and made us trust no one. If you've read the other reviews here, you'll find the same old scam story. And it truly is! The tanneries are not easy to find...More

3  Thank OJobert
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The smell is absolutely vile. We were queasy for an hour afterwards. They got quite aggressive that we left. Our taxi driver had suggested this ‘very interesting five minute visit’. We felt conned. If you’re offered this excursion I really wouldn’t go.

2  Thank Jane K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and lovely to see. Do not let the scammers put you off they have to earn a living, just make sure you only offer what you feel is worth the experience, Have small notes available and put it in their hands...More

Thank Katrinaf1972
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were caught by the scam on our first day. Please, please, please do not be fooled. They are not your friend. They are not being helpful. They WILL rob you. We got away with only paying 20dirhams - we were asked for 200 each....More

2  Thank Jomo1505
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was eager to visit the tanneries in fes but after the experience we had I would never go back again. My girlfriend and I who are in our mid twenties were walking towards to tanneries ourselves when a young boy began following us to...More

2  Thank Julian C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of course without the stench, flies, mint leaves, beggars & on a much, much smaller scale. BUT ONE COULD SEE the floor plan, the dye vats, the vats where the artisans worked the leather. Google maps took us.right there,TO A SHOP!!!!!!!!A gracious Senora waved us...More

1  Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Well, as you know there are many tourist tricks and scams. So you feel like u r finding the tanneries in a maze full of "monsters". The location is hard to tell. I suggest you to ask other tourists for the direction (it's what i...More

Thank maiiyuiii
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judycm72
March 17, 2015|
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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.
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