Moulay Abdellah Quarter, Fes

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Observe traditional tanning traditions from a balcony in Moulay Abdellah Quarter, home to numerous leather shops that preserve a manufacturing process unchanged for centuries. You'll receive a branch of mint to help you combat the permeating smell, and often a guide from the shop will offer to explain the tricks and technicalities of the tanning procedure. Afterwards, you can browse the shops and haggle for quality leather items, without obligation to purchase anything. Add Moulay Abdellah Quarter to your Fes travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Fes travel planner.
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  • I had heard so much about the tanneries but I guess you have to go early to see the vats full and people working. It was still worth going to see and learn about the process but it's mostly about shop...  more »
  • Hide the smell and let you guide by the explanations of the master of the House... the visit is over you will never see the leather in the same way...
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  • Impressive! the oldest of the Morocco is huge work I admire hard work in difficult conditions. Fez is really a beautiful city I would go back authentic!
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  • when you will arrive to this area a lot of people will invite you to get to them store to see the leather factory, there is no other way to see it except from the stores. the satires are very narrow and a lot, very hard to get to the balcony. they not charge any thing for get in, but they trying will hard to make you buy , by making you embarrass. the spectacle is very unique to see how they until today they still work like the old times. Tip: when you travel Morocco first thing you must know is every place that you will arrive, some one will come to help you, first they are very nice, but there interance is to take you not to the place that you need, they will take you to friends stores to buy and get the profit for them self. you will find after that the same thing in half price or even more. one example: someone offer us his help to get to El Fna he took us to his friend and offer us lamp in 2500 dirham, when we said that it's very expensive he took us to another friend and offer the same lamp in 150 dirham, finally we bought it at only 50 dirham!!!
  • You can see the leather tanned scene from the roof of a leather goods shop. The sight cannot be seen everyday. Some dyes and chemicals in the pool, many people have leather tanned and dyed by hand. Smells great when tsuiku admission to got to Rosemary mint leaves from the shop, but totally useless. Real persimmon tannin leather is dried on the veranda of the surroundings. I was surprised that this facility is running in the streets crowded with people.
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