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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

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Address: Fes, Morocco
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00212603685014

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Historic place

Only place where this method of cleaning leather is proceeded. I got there for free. You will hate the smell tho, grab some mint or other scent before heading maybe.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Antoine B
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Moulay Abdellah reflects the almost ancient architecture of Morocco and takes one back in time to the 12th and 13th centuries, a time when creativity met with necessity to create an eternal story of peace, creativity and co-existence. The modern day inhabitants of this cultural oasis still reflects the millenia old culture of peace in a desert.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only place where this method of cleaning leather is proceeded. I got there for free. You will hate the smell tho, grab some mint or other scent before heading maybe.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a traditional mint tea on the terrace of a small cafe overlooking the leather producers. It was gorgeous!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you are with a professional guide , do expect to get a tour of the leather shop after seeing the tannery even if you are not interested in buying anything . The tannery by itself is quite interesting and the ''guide'' provided by the leather shop is usually quite knowledgeable and interesting . It is still one of... More 

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quite fascinating seeing the process of turning a skin into leather. However, I did not enjoy being pressurised by the sales people, nor was I impressed by the price of the finished articles.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crazy that they rebuilt this place at it has taken away so much character but it is still worth a look . Not as smelly as people make out either.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some guy claiming to be the official guide of the tannery led us in to have a look and take pictures. He didn't even speak proper English and wouldn't let us go even when we insisted. At the end he made us pay 100dh - a totally unreasonable price. Be careful about these people and bargain better than we did... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were somewhat "led" by a young boy to the tannery. He kept saying that we don't owe him anything. It is quite a maze to get back into the tannery. You are then passed off to a guide who will walk you up and explain the tannery to you. It is a pretty cool site. And it does smell... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on one of the many terraces around the leather manufacturers to observe this very interesting work in the process.

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Thank Joshshm4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The leather production is very interesting to visit if you are close to this quarter. It's still produced the same way as it was done centuries ago.

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