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3 weeks ago
“DON’T BOTHER! IT’S A RIP OFF AND IT STINKS!”
Dec 8, 2018
“Skip it. Do not be led to it. Beware”
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Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
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+212 614-893772
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If only we had read the reviews 1st! We were led by a v friendly man on his way "home" with a broken motorcycle who started chatting about learning English. Said good for us to look in the tanneries and said it was on his...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kelk123
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you seek to thread your way through the old city to find the tanneries, inevitably you will meet a friendly gentleman just on his way to work- that work being you now, as after he has passed you onto the guide, he will return...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riad where we stayed was near a Tannery and there will be people trying to take you there. Be wary of this as you will be asked for £20 after being shown the Tannery. On the first day of our holiday we were advised...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Lurdes H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they will tell you that "you are lucky, only today the people from Atlas mountain paint the leather there" They will guide you "for free" and insistently, but there you will be waited by others who will guide you for a lot of money (they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank undoitrei123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Tanneries during our winter holiday to Marrakech in mid-January. We had been to Marrakech before but didn’t have the time to visit this quarter so we decided to visit the tanneries this time round. It’s located on the far part of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank bluebear1905
Reviewed January 16, 2019 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
4  Thank Karissa B
Reviewed January 2, 2019 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
3  Thank Sandrets
Reviewed December 28, 2018 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
4  Thank sthlmopti
Reviewed December 26, 2018 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
4  Thank Joop B
Reviewed December 22, 2018 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
7  Thank Walkingwombles
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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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