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Chouara Tannery

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Address: Hay Lablida Chouara, Fes 30030, Morocco
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The place to go for leather products!

Contrary to some people that reviewed this attraction, I actually had a nice experience. I was there with a guide (I booked one for the whole day) and maybe perhaps that's why... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roxana_DTS
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not an attraction you are likely to "stumble" on. You will need to enter one of the many leather shops around the tannery and go up several flights of stairs to get to a balcony overlooking the tannery. We had been warned about the smell, but the wind must have been favorable the day we were there -... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Contrary to some people that reviewed this attraction, I actually had a nice experience. I was there with a guide (I booked one for the whole day) and maybe perhaps that's why people were not pushy. The place has a balcony to see the actual tannery, and someone working there is also explaining to you how they treat the leather,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately Moroccan society is all about someone skimming off seemingly "wealthy" tourists. We a group of mostly American ladies went to visit this tannery with a tour guide we had hired for the day. Skim #1. He was perfectly nice enough and our tour was awesome (so recommended to do with a caveat) but it was obvious that every shop... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you are walking the market, you will likely pass/see this place. Nice to see. Free to see. 30 minutes tops, unless you are going to buy something or shop, Found sales people helpful, but not pushy. Need to walk stairs, If they don't give you mint, ask for it. Nothing gross other than hides, but smells pretty darn bad.... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As soon as you are in the Moulay Abdellah Quarter, every second Moroccan will be offering you an excursion to the tannery. An excursion means that they will bring you to a terrace, from where you can take photos. For that you will be asked to pay 10-20 dirhams. Actually this terrace is free for visit because there is a... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you like leather this is the place to be. We came on a peregrine guided tour of Tannery. It was very helpful we learnt the difference between fake leather, real leathers and different types of leather depending on its purpose. The view above of all the colours is NOT to be missed. Hint: camera, suitable footwear, clothing and know... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area of the tannery is part of the Medina in Fes. It's a good experience and offers a Panoramic view of the leather being washed, tanned and coloured. You pass through shops selling bags and other leather items to get to the top. 4/5

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A building full of handmade leather products. The quality is good;if you wish to buy something remember to negociate the price! They can change it up to 200dirham-20€. At the terrace one can see this amazing image of live process and coloring on skins. WARNING the smell is horrible, especially in the rooftop!! Do take the mint plant they offer... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike other people, me and my family got a tour from the locals, who would take us there for free. The tannery felt quite underwhelming, especially as we weren't given the mint leaves. We took a few pictures and quickly got back inside, where we were pushed into buying something. When we initially refused, the tour guide started making what... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, for sure this is something you have to see BUT, you will have to deal with all the fake tour guides, the rip-off merchants and trust me, this is very very annoying ! So annoying that you won't be able to 'fully enjoy' the view and the wonderful colors. What are the police doing ? You should do something... More 

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