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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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You can travel in time and discover some of the best leathers produced exactly like they did... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sally T
A New Appreciation For Ancient Skills

The tanneries of Fes are a MUST. And although this was the place we felt the most 'pressure' to buy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy M
Long Lake, Minnesota
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“leather shop” (18 reviews)
“fresh mint” (9 reviews)
“strong smell” (7 reviews)
Fes, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can travel in time and discover some of the best leathers produced exactly like they did centuries ago

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tanneries of Fes are a MUST. And although this was the place we felt the most 'pressure' to buy something, it was worth the visit. You enter a very unassuming door and climb some very steep, narrow stairs to enter room upon room of...More

1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some say that leather tanning in Fes dates from the early decades after city was found. There are several tanneries throughout medina and they serve as most famous of remnants of medieval industry, still working this day. Process is allways the same. Skins are first...More

5  Thank NikolaCelic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guide took us to a leather shop .As you enter they give you mint leafs due to the bad smell of leather.The view from the top floor is amazing as you can see how tannery works. You must bargain.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fes' Medina is mostly known for it's tanneries and for me walking through the Medina with our private guide the tanneries were of the most interesting thing of what we saw. Our guide has been there numerous times before and did not want to enter,...More

Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I think it is spectacle and very unique to see how they until today they still work like the old times. Something you ought to see visiting Fez. Try to see it from above but be prepared for the smell if it is a hot...More

3  Thank springbank
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This place has been here many years ago to do the process of dyeing the leather . Fes is famous for its leather and the quality is the best in Morocco.

Thank kenkeh
Reviewed 29 November 2017

You have to have a look at this area. Good quality leather products not cheap but the factory and dye area are fascinating to see.

Reviewed 25 November 2017

This place will offend some folks. This is about leather and tanning. This means stripping the skins off of animals and putting them through a caustic treatment to create the leather that you will find in the stalls in the medinas and leather goods markets....More

Thank cbjsks
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This place is situated in the Fes Medina. If you have a guide they will take you directly to the area. Be prepared for the rather awful smell. that comes from the dyeing tanks. The leather is prepared old traditional manner. They have an array...More

Thank harte
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14 January 2016|
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Response from amclean2016 | Reviewed this property |
We were also there in September 2015 and they told us that they just finished renovating the tannery. As Christina has mentioned, ask your guide or at your Riad for more up to date information. It is highly recommended and... More