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Fun to see. Hang on to your wallet

This is an amazing, must see attraction but the sales pressure is hard. Be prepared to bargain hard... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Terri C
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Vancouver, Canada
Looks good in pictures

Fez holds facination for the western traveller, not for those coming from the sub-continent and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shereen M
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of the medina and very difficult to find, we had a private guide who guided us to this place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicolette R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing, must see attraction but the sales pressure is hard. Be prepared to bargain hard or walk away. You will find everything you see there in the market.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terri C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fez holds facination for the western traveller, not for those coming from the sub-continent and the far east...we have many many such tight narrow streets and quarters and bazzars...so it was not of great interest, except that this area was very clean except for the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Shereen M
Reviewed 4 January 2019

The tannery area has a very pungent smell. Beware of all the stores that try to sell you items of apparent "leather" Buy only after haggling a lot !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 634daffodils
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech. We walked through this area to look at the leather-industry....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 29 December 2018

You cannot go to Des and not check out the local tanneries. Beware of the scammers who will try to get you to buy something in order to see the tanneries. For price points, I was able to get a medium size leather poof for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stephanieg293
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

The leather works an Vats are must for any photographer,you Can get on the rooftop terraces ( for a modest 2 euros ) and get some Amazing photos ! An Absolute must for any photographer

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philvania
Reviewed 17 December 2018

As you approach the Leather Shop, you are given mint to hold under you nose to avoid the horrible smell. It is fascinating to see the men go in and out of the Tannery vats as the dye the leather

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JJMAYNARD
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This was the first sight of a half day walking tour of the Medina. Unesco is doin great work here and taking care of this ancient tannery. You get to see men at work during the various stages of the tanning process of the leather....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The legendary Fes leather souq has three ancient leather tanneries, the largest and oldest being the Chouara Tannery (almost a thousand years old). Many of the tannery shops along rue Chouara allow you to access balconies overlooking the leather dye vats (some will charge 10DH...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
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worldtraveler1940
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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
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