About Chouara Tannery

It was founded in the 11th Century and it is one of the oldest businesses that you can find in Fes. One will be able to find these pits filled with dyes for use. It is situated behind the entrance and is one of the iconic sites. Also, there are tannery products used to make handbags and other leather-based products. Apart from these, other products include shoes, jackets, and wallets. The merchants are there to explain every part of the manufacturing process to the visitors.

From the past centuries, the methods and preparation of product dying have not changed. One will see some good works by the leather experts. Traditional plant-based products are used instead of chemicals that are widely in use today. One can buy the famous leather products from this place.

Must See

  • It was founded in the 11th Century and it is one of the oldest businesses in Fes.
  • The tannery makes leather products and these products are widely popular.
  • The leather products include handbags, shoes, and wallets.
  • Merchant explains the process involved in making these products.
  • Methods of dying are quite different from the process done in other countries.
  • Pits are filled with dyes.

How to reach

  • Hire a bus, taxi or cab from the medina gate to reach the city center.
  • By bus, taxi, and cab the fare cost is 40 MAD, 45 MAD, and 50 MAD.
  • The fare cost of Uber or the metro/train is 45 MAD and 35 MAD, respectively.


  • The visitors should keep mint with them so that the smell of dyes does not affect them.
  • Stay away from this site if you are not in the position to tolerate the smell.
  • There are only a few things that require chemical dyes. For the others, plant favored dyes are used.
  • It is an interesting experience to see the way dyes are made.

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed

Monday:  8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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3 hours


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