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Tanneries

outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
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Interesting

I had arranged for a guide through my hotel and asked if he would take me to the tanneries amongst... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Scottishgal5
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Tourist trap

It´s a place that many people search for. We simply want to find out whether it´s true that the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Lenka77
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Nachod, Czech Republic
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Leather tanning is the major industry in the city. It’s definitely worth a walk through this neighborhood.
  • Excellent8%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible44%
2 weeks ago
“Interesting but not that good”
5 Sep 2017
“Turist trap”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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outside Bab Debbagh, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I had arranged for a guide through my hotel and asked if he would take me to the tanneries amongst other places as I was interested to see them. I found that having him there meant that I had no hassle whatsoever (and I was...More

1  Thank Scottishgal5
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It´s a place that many people search for. We simply want to find out whether it´s true that the place smells awfully and people work in bad conditions. As soon as you reach this quarter, you´ll meet unwanted guides on every corner. I don´t know...More

2  Thank Lenka77
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Do not go here please we want here and got taken around , there hussels us until we give them money , started swearing at us and starting a fight with us when they told us it was free and didn't want any money but...More

1  Thank tjbaby1
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

As so common, caught up in the free assistant trap. Was taken to two tanneries . Wife wasn't as impressed as I. Taken to the shop afterwards. Ten minutes and we were out of there with a smile from the shop keep. Of course, our...More

1  Thank Hubert M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Yes the Tanneries smell but what really stinks is the scammers that take you there. Even if you told them several times that you do not want their assistance they will persist and ask for money at the very end. Being hassled for money does...More

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Knew this place from our riad owner, and he told us it's free to visit, if there is anyone show you around and ask for tip, Dh20-30 will very enough, so we went. It's not as famous as the one in Fes, so couldn't know...More

2  Thank Ttnpj
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It was quite interesting seeing the Tanneries. But we quickly realized that the whole thing is set up very strategically by all the locals. We were told to just go take a look, just go around the corner, they only do this once a week...More

2  Thank dlc03
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you enter the medina in the north easterly side you will come across the tanneries - and avoid walking through the medina to them with people offering to 'guide' you there. They stink! Worth taking a sprig of mint to waft in front of...More

Thank 12TravellingG
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The smell is ok, unless your the sensitive type. It's a 5-10 min walk from Ben Youssef Medersa. The tanneries are correctly located on google maps, so just pop your smart phone up and follow the blue dot. Locals will harass you - 100%. You've...More

1  Thank lukeyp86
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't end up at the tanneries like most people did. We hired a taxi to take us to the gardens and got talking to the driver Kojak who is a school teacher but drives on a weekend too. We asked him about the culture...More

Thank sleep_deprivate
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judycm72
17 March 2015|
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Response from DonaldMurdo | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above posts. The tanneries whilst interesting and rather smelly are not worth the hassle you will get in trying to find them and more importantly the sales tactics which are the most aggressive in Marrakech.
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