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Moulay Abdellah Quarter
Ranked #10 of 81 things to do in Fes
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Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I put the mint leafs in front of my nose like a mask and was able to go on for over an hour enjoying the views of the leather dying process from a local leather merchant. Bring your camera. The colors and patterns and textures are amazing. One of the few places in the world to witness this process being done by people on such a scale!

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“LES TANNERIES DE FES”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Very nice to see this ancient and authentic way of treating and colouring the leather in Fes. You can miss it if you walk through the numerous alleys as everyone is trying to take you there. The annoying part is people are some time too pushy, no matter you get there by yourself someone will still try to take you though the leather shop, someone will give you some mint to help for the strong smell (which is not very bad from where you will stand), if you're lucky as we were you could observe peacefully and be able to take some nice pictures of the people working , stepping on the animal skin, leather and then make them dry under the strong sunshine. On your way out you will be followed and expected to give a tips to the person who gave you the mint. It is worth visiting and don't be obliged to buy anything if you don't want as nobody asked us to do so.

Visited July 2013
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Central Coast NSW
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“you must go to the tannery!”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I love my little red ballet slip ons that I bought from here. So comfy, and they cost me practically nothing. Apart from that, this is the quintessential view of the Fes medina. You've seen it on postcards and instagrams, you must see the tannery from up on high, yourself.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“interesting view, a MUST if you're in fes”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

really nice to see an ancient type production activity going on in this modern era.
the tanneries really highlight a trip to fes.

although i am still skeptical about the final products, which can be factory made, since they don't give you a tour of the 'artisans' at work there.

however since me and wife were already there in in the swing of things, decided to buy the overpriced poufs,shoes and a satchel. i did wrestle with the guy to 60% of the opening price(tired from walking), although i believe they open up REAL high and it is wise to aim for 40% of that.after tripping to marrakech and the whole of maroc, i believe the standard price for these generic products(satchels/poufs) are in the 200-300Dh range, touristy enough yet not ridiculously overpriced.

it is important that you go to these attractions with an official moroccan guide so that you'll only likely be scammed with the goods instead of in all directions(guide/entrance/manager fees etc)

Visited December 2012
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Marietta, GA
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“Very interesting to see”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We went here with a guide, but he already knew we wanted no shopping, so we didn't get any pressure. I was expecting the smell to be worse based on what I had read, but maybe it is worse at different times of the year. The yellow hides colored with saffron were all laid out in the sun. You could see the workers preparing to go into the dye pits. Very interesting!

Visited October 2012
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