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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Interesting to see the process

Our tour of the Medina brought us to the tannery. Be prepared. it smells of pigeon poop. Pigeon... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Toronto, Canada
You mist visit if in Fes

We enjoyed our visit to one of the shops overlooking the tannery, which is the only way to get the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Sydney Australia
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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 12 November 2017

Our tour of the Medina brought us to the tannery. Be prepared. it smells of pigeon poop. Pigeon poop is an important element in the dying process. The local guide was highly informative and explained the intensive process. It was fascinating to see. They sell...More

Thank ogo1a
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We enjoyed our visit to one of the shops overlooking the tannery, which is the only way to get the view. The mint leaves offer relief if the smell offends, but we did not find it strong. The shop keeper made an effort to sell...More

Thank yns_10
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Lots recommend using mint to avoid bad smell but I personally found it's ok to cope with. An amazing experience to this age old craft. You might need a proper guide to show you around. We were using one called Khalid Rhoddane. Anyone insterested can...More

Thank Ying Z
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The place itself is fantastic, it smells revolting but it's so authentic you push past it. It's fascinating to watch the workers. I just hate the tourist trap aspect - I don't think it's avoidable unfortunately so get ready to tip people if you wish...More

Thank hazzamarri2442
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is were the hard work of producing leather good is laid bare. Once you adjust to the smell, just wonder at this age old craft. Men in pit full of pigeon mess etc, using a wooden paddle turning the skins . There are many...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The smell is Horrible! They give you some fresh mint when you walk in. Most people just held it close to their nose but I found that tearing off a few leaves and stuff it in your nostrils worked pretty well. Once you get over...More

1  Thank w0rldtraveler6969
Reviewed 30 September 2017

It is something you might have never seen. First the smell is horrible and you will be invited to use mist as a morrocan gas mask ! Second, you will be amazed by the activity and what they are doing. It is a very good...More

1  Thank NYCPQ
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Accept the sprig of mint you will need it! Fabulous view from the terrace of a leather shop, obviously they hope you will buy something after they've taken you up there and explained about the process but we didn't buy anything and they were absolutely...More

1  Thank karenpannell
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The one thing I can assure you of is that if you visit the tanneries, your olfactory senses may never forgive you. You are led, in my case, by a guide into a leather store. The colours of the leather goods will capture your interest....More

3  Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 21 August 2017

every one who visits Morocco, must go and see a tannery. Have in mind that especially in the summer time the smell might be too much for some!

Thank lola2882
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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