Photo story: the souks, tanneries and timeless leathercraft traditions of Marrakech

Moroccan tanneries are renowned for their quality and craft, and nowhere is the deep-rooted heritage of leatherwork better experienced than the Red City. The story of Marrakech’s leather-making tradition embodies the city’s thriving cultural identity.

Photo gallery: the souks, tanneries and timeless leathercraft traditions of Marrakech

Moroccan tanneries are renowned for their quality and craft, and nowhere is the deep-rooted heritage of leatherwork better experienced than the Red City. From raw skins to colourful, expertly crafted goods, the story of Marrakech’s leather-making tradition is one that embodies the city’s thriving cultural identity.

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Sleep: Marrakech

Ornate riads with courtyard fountains; airy roof gardens from which to observe the chaos; or out-of-town palaces with star chefs — in Morocco's magic red city, accommodation is the star turn

Marrakech: Cooking like a MasterChef

Deep in the souks of Marrakech, among the forlorn donkeys and wobbly carts piled high with round loaves, our small group slowly moves from stall to stall.