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Chouara Tannery

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group was led to this very reputable tannery, so we did not have to worry about finding our way. Upon entering, we were (thankfully!) given mint vegetation, so that the strong leather and chemical scents would not bother us. We were then brought to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cisco289
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the world famous tanneries in the medina of Fez is an unique experience. They are the largest tanneries in Morocco. It's really interesting. You can enjoy the best views over the tanneries on one of the terraces of the leather shops (the best is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank the-travely
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought what was supposed to be a high quality leather jacket for 2800 dh. Clearly poorly made - in just 8 days lining in both sleeves has ripped, as well as seam at the back of one shoulder. Very disappointed and certainly would not recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Warren W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see what is a UNESCO world heritage site, and how folks are still managing leather working in a way that has been around for centuries. For those looking to see culture and meet people who are keeping the old crafts alive, this is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank X6830DFgeorgeh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all the negative reviews I was almost put off visiting, but I’m so glad we decided to go ahead. We went late afternoon, so it was quiet and the workers weren’t out anymore, but we still very much enjoyed seeing the tanneries. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank alicemariemiller
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the world famous tannery in Fes! You must visit on your tour, takes a while to get there from the Blue gate. Go up to the terrace and look down. Ended up buying a jacket of extremely high quality.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kangelini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off: it does not smell as bad as people say it does: if you have any experience on farms, etc. it smells similar. Second: get a tour guide. Pay the government guide to take you. do not waste your time trying to find it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stephlovesthumper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a very bad experince with this place, which is badly managed and very hard to find. You have to go to one of the terraces of the locals to see the tannery. There is no “official” location to get a view of it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kwng_H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is fascinating to see the workers doing the various processes in and around the vats. Colorful and smelly, but not bad. We didn't pay for a tour. Rather, we went to a leather goods store with a veranda view from the fourth floor. They...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 20MAD per person in order to walk around and take pictures. Its a very interesting place and you should go there. In your gps, look for chouara Tannery, and you should be able to get there.

Date of experience: December 2018
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30 August 2018|
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Response from Ellen H | Reviewed this property |
It seems that you can call them at +212-664 80-4050
25 March 2018|
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Response from anetclinical | Reviewed this property |
The tanneries are open on Sundays
19 July 2017|
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