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Nice place to see how all the leather products (the real ones) are begging their journey.
We didn't say on the terraces for long as none of us took any mint on the way up to slightly stop the God aweful smell.
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We went to this tannery after reading all the terrible reviews of the scams. We went to 2 different terraces and were honest from the start at both that we were not going to buy anything. We paid 20DH (10DH each) for the first terrace...More
This is very interesting area and something I am sure I will never see again. Watching the process from up high is very interesting, especially with someone to help explain how it works. Don’t forget the “Morocco Gasmask” though (a fist full of fresh mint,...More
I purchased a black cross body purse at the Fes leather tannery store and was told it was made from goat’s leather. Two days later I noticed a puncture in the purse. I realized after closer inspection this was not a leather purse as leather...More
We had only one full day in Fez and wanted to save time from navigating in the medina. So we took a taxi from the blue gate and told the driver ‘big tannery’. He charged us 20 dirhams and dropped us right in front of...More
We entered a building in a side street which granted us a view of one of the three tanneries, the Chouara tannery. These tanneries have the made the city known throughout the world, and this one, in particular, is the largest in the city and...More
This is a great tannery to visit while in Fes.
It has great rooftop views and you can stand there and watch the workers dye the leather and process it for as long as you want! I took tons of pictures without anyone disturbing me....More
The visit and tour were great - we learned about the different leathers and how they are colored. The process was interesting; the smell was awful but they gave us bundles of mint to help mask the smells. I looked at the leather jackets -...More
Owned by a single family and running for over 1000 years. this tannery is now a World Heritage site. Visitors are given mint leaves to reduce the strong stench of the tannery. All the work is done manually even today. Organic dyes we were informed....More