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All reviews mint leaves leather goods pigeon poo viewing platform buy something mask the smell leather coats small tip bad smell camel leather animal skins no pressure to buy sales pitch interesting experience whole process co op shop owners
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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