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1 week ago
“Be prepared for the smell & go during Friday prayers - no hassle!”
19 Jul 2018
“Discovered by chance wouldn’t recommend anyone goes out of their way to find them”
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 1 week 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

1  Thank Pablontino
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank georginab39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

3  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

2  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

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

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

4  Thank Ivan S
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

WHAT an interesting place and wow these people work so very hard to produce top quality leather. We were shown around by a young man and his friend who sadly became pests!! We paid them 200 dr and they chased us on their moped harassing...More

1  Thank sharron d
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A little taxi ride out of the centre of town are the tanneries. Worth a visit where a short tour will explain the process from receiving the skins to the coloring and then making up the finished articles. There is quite a strong smell, the...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

If I could rate this with 0 stars and still warn you I would. We wanted to visit the tanneries, to check them out at the urging of many guide books. We were left with a lasting negative impression. We checked out the tanneries, and...More

6  Thank JRMag
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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.