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  • Very good16%
  • Average17%
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  • Terrible47%
1 week ago
“Skip it. Do not be led to it. Beware”
4 weeks ago
“Be prepared for the smell & go during Friday prayers - no hassle!”
Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 614-893772
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Thank Martin F
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Thank EwelinaIRL-PL
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
4  Thank Pablontino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Our guidebook told us the tanneries had moved out of the Medina, as we were reading this a "helpful" person told us no, they were actually very close. Before we knew quite what was happening, we were ushered through a gate and we were suddenly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Jay517
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is definitely not for families. The nature of the place is rough, but making it worst: the guide was very aggressive, rude, unbearable!!! We left the place just five minutes after with a very bad impression. Not to mention, the shop owner kicked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 710cristinan
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Before going to the tannery, my husband and I had already been harassed for pay outs in various areas of Marrakesh, so we were aware we would need to pay once introduced to our tannery "tour guide." We were given a brief tour then ushered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mallory S
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Caution. I was robbed during a visit to this place. It is more historical of the tourist ones. Never trust a na of guided tours, that is done in the streets

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank José T
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Please avoid this place and don't agree to be guided by a local to the tanneries. You will be scammed and would be pressured to give money to a bunch of people including the "local guide" who will show you around the tanneries for 5...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Ivan S
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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.