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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  • Pigeon droppings and smelled awful but seeing for the very first time an impressive five zoom scene. Colorful aquarium filled with the dye of beautiful. Just after you see the calibre of souvenir shops and the prices are very evil.
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  • Must of course, focus on the visit and view, shopping. In my opinion and my taste leather purchases can be made elsewhere at the same price as those proposed in so-called 'cooperative' shops that are not very modern.
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  • Nice to see how the people the old tradition for the leerlojerij, but beware of the verradelijke tour. There is no money requested at the beginning, but at the end you will be asked for a tip ... and eventually we got nothing back for the exchange money ... little pity and that infected the setting!
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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!!!
  • Spectacular views from the terrace of the store. It looks as they work the skin from the beginning until the end. The smell is horrible but you get Mint.
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  • 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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  • Visited these famous dyeworks skin, bulging through leather shop with many different jackets and handbags. Leaf of mint, which gave us the master, still not saved on the terrace of the terrible smell most specific terrace, a bit uncared. the store can be ordered even leather scarf or shawl any color that will make for a couple of hours. That's just bad designs with prices cheap, but the pleasure of visiting such sights very questionable. Not recommend
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