The Tanners quarter in Morocco, Africa is where they produce leather, it is one of the city's main attractions.
Visitors have a bird's eye view from the raised platform where they can watch the whole process. It's a colourful spectacle; the brown honeycombs contrasting with the surrounding white houses and the intense colours of the dye. The smells can be fairly intense too; be warned.
The Tanner's quarter (Suuq Dabbaghin) is just 50 metres away from the Kairouine mosque. It's quite strange to have an activity that's considered "unclean" so close to the main mosque, but it's probably just because both were located there when Fez was a much smaller town.
This is an ancient process, dating back centuries. In Fez, they are still using the exact same methods that they used when the quarter was set up.
The Moroccan rail system runs along two branches: from Casablanca to Oujda, and from Tangier to Marrakech. Second-class travel is quite comfortable for most journeys. In summer, note that first class ensures...
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