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Morocco is famous for producing high quality soft leather. It is recommended that only those with strong stomachs visit the tanner's quarter, close to the Karaouine Mosque, which despite its odorous reputation has become one of Fez' main attractions. Visitors can ascend to any one of the terraces belonging to the surrounding leather shops that look down on the fascinating tanners' yard, honeycombed with vats of dye and piled with skins, and although there is no need to pay it is expected that you will at least look around the shop afterwards. The reason for the bad smell is chiefly because guano and pigeon droppings are used as part of the curing process.

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