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Interesting but be aware

Really mixed over how to review this place. Fascinating and a piece of living history but be aware... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mbarlow2018
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Yateley, United Kingdom
Interesting

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TomAce
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Budapest, Hungary
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2 weeks ago
“Interesting but be aware”
4 weeks ago
“Interesting”
About
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 2 weeks ago

Really mixed over how to review this place. Fascinating and a piece of living history but be aware the smell is pretty intense and hawkers are ever present. We were also locked onto by a local guy who "kindly" gave us a tour then led...More

Thank mbarlow2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot add anything more. They are very clever. Took advantage of my lack of mobility and my other half being deaf! Led to a tearful me hiding in the hotel recovering for the rest of the afternoon.

1  Thank EJudi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed June 12, 2018 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

2  Thank Liam G
Reviewed June 11, 2018 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
Reviewed June 3, 2018

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

4  Thank OJobert
Reviewed June 1, 2018 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
Reviewed May 28, 2018

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
Reviewed May 26, 2018 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

3  Thank Jomo1505
Reviewed May 22, 2018 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

3  Thank Julian C
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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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