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Chouara Tannery: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an immersive and informative opportunity to learn about leather While the smell and heat were issues for everyone Was worth the stop

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank badrax
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

Fascinating and unique place. It must be accessed from one of the surrounding leather's shops. The place stinks due to the skins and feces of the animals. In my opinion a must see in Fes, especially from westerners's eyes.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 16 August 2019

If someone offers you a handful of mint to sniff during the tour, TAKE IT! My god it's a smell that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Truly fascinating to watch the workers up to their knees in the vats. Worth a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

I visited this tannery in March 2019 and found myself duly fascinated by the process, the history and the people. I'm glad to have seen it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VashtiSR
Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

Thank god the winds weren’t blowing my way this day.The day I visited it was okay.very colourful and interesting to see the traditional way of dying leather. Inside the shops so many leather jackets quite daunting.They will tailor to suit.snd if you follow on you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 20carolj
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Chouara Tannery - Built in the 11th century, it is the largest and oldest tannery in the city - it has a strong smell, why? Well, they use the dove’s feces to remove the hair of the cows and lambs. For Camels and Goats they...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

You must see the Chaouwara tanneries when in Fes/Fez. Don’t bother with the smaller tanneries, no matter what the endless parade of faux guides insist. Ignore the dozens of pesky touts and go to No.10 for a great balcony view, mint leaves to mask the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank M C
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Vats of water filled with pigeon poo and leather on one side. Then the vats of colored dyes on the other really provide insight in to the leather processing that happens for your fancy handbag and other leather products. Fortunately the wind was blowing the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

We came into the tannery on our tour and felt overall the tannery staff were more interested in selling than telling so though it was interesting and smelly, I wish we had heard a bit more about the process. Not a great experience for animal...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JanineP40
Reviewed 9 July 2019

The visit is interesting from the point of view of seeing how leather is produced using the same techniques that were used in the 13th century. However, the stench is unbearable. They give you mint leaves when you arrive but they are of little help,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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12 March 2019|
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It seems that you can call them at +212-664 80-4050
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The tanneries are open on Sundays
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