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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Quality leather products

This place is situated in the Fes Medina. If you have a guide they will take you directly to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Durban, South Africa
Do not miss this visit

This quarter is located inside Medina and has a lot of stuff to do and visit. The leather producers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura H
Los Angeles, California
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“leather shop” (16 reviews)
“strong smell” (7 reviews)
“fresh mint” (8 reviews)
Fes, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is situated in the Fes Medina. If you have a guide they will take you directly to the area. Be prepared for the rather awful smell. that comes from the dyeing tanks. The leather is prepared old traditional manner. They have an array...More

Thank harte
Reviewed 1 week ago

This quarter is located inside Medina and has a lot of stuff to do and visit. The leather producers are here.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

We camed here to watch how the leather was produced and ended up buying everything we could put our hands on ! Great products !

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have bought a beautiful leather bag for a very reasonable price. It is a great place to shop for moroccan leather.

Thank Grace W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to enjoy views over the traditional leather makers. It is a beautiful experience to see people working with ancestral methods.

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 16 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
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15 January 2016|
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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