ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Barcelona Espadrilles Workshop

Barcelona, SpainPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Luis

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 500.

What you'll do

By far the best experience of all, as it includes a pair of shoes! Can’t beat that! Here you will design the espadrilles of your dreams, we will make them LIVE and then ship them to you, all included!

We will meet virtually at our workshop in Barcelona, in a very unique and special place, where you will feel immersed and surrounded by espadrilles.

First, we will introduce you to the story of these beautiful shoes and the materials needed for their construction. You will learn about this old tradition, and how this shoe passed from being built by and for humble people, to be one of the most trendy styles of shoes nowadays.

Then, every guest will choose the size of the base, the color and materials, and the style of stitching. Once ready, we will stitch LIVE your own traditional espadrilles, following your instructions. Once finished, we will teach you the different ways to lace them up and use them.

Finally, and very important, we will ship your creation to your home with free worldwide FedEx shipping. Your will get the pair at your home, all included, no extra cost!

Check amazing designs from previous guests on Instagram @BarcelonaHandmade

Use it also as a gift, we will take care of everything.

Book a private experience for your team. We have already hosted big groups of 50+ for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StitchFix, among others, and they loved it and repeated!
By far the best experience of all, as it includes a pair of shoes! Can’t beat that! Here you will design the espadrilles of your dreams, we will make them LIVE and then ship them to you, all included!

We will meet virtually at our workshop in Barcelona, in a very unique and special place, where you will feel immersed and surrounded by espadrilles.

First, we will introduce you to the story of these beautiful shoes and the ma…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Luis can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ2,153.

What to bring

  • One pair per ticket, but you can share the experience with friends and family
  • You can check other guests creations on our IG @barcelonahandmade
  • Awarded TOP10 Gifts 2020 by Washington Post and Buzzfeed
  • We have daily sessions for different Time Zones, request any day and time if you don’t find yours
  • Private and Corporative sessions up to 500pax tested successfully

Meet your host, Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 370 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Luis and his wife Kathe are the founders and artisans of HANDMADE BARCELONA®, an ethical brand of handmade traditional shoes from Cataluña, Spain. They have been making shoes for many years in their family-owned factories in Spain.

Together with Airbnb they have been hosting a very successful experience teaching travelers how to stitch traditional Catalan espadrilles. This unique experience has brought them many good reviews in 2019-20 as a must-do in Barcelona and it is within the Top10 Experiences Worldwide, have a look at http://www.airbnb.com/espadrilles for the onsite experience.

They are not only experts when it comes to espadrilles, but they're also fun and entertaining with their anecdotes and stories.

This online edition transports you to their workshop in Barcelona and it includes the pair of shoes shipped to your home!
Luis and his wife Kathe are the founders and artisans of HANDMADE BARCELONA®, an ethical brand of handmade traditional shoes from Cataluña, Spain. They have been making shoes for many years in their family-owned factories in Spain.

Together with Airbnb they have been hosting a very successful experience teaching travelers how to stitch traditional Catalan espadrilles. This unique experience has brought them many good reviews in 2019-20 as a must-do in Barcelona and it is within the T…
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From ﺩ.ﺇ410
/ person
From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 370 reviews.

Chin Ee
September 2021
The shoes have arrived!!!! My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed this personal workshop which really deserves more than 5 stars! Luis and Kathe were thoroughly entertaining, giving us a history of the shoes and completing one sole during the workshop. Loved the personalisation and how quickly the gifts arrived! Thank you for the lovely experience. See you in Barcelona!!!
Jessica
August 2021
Luis and Kathe were amazing! I cannot believe the amount of energy that they brought; it was late evening for them at the time of our experience, but they were still raring to go! They both were so incredibly warm and welcoming, and if they represent the typical Barcelonan, then I would love to book a vacation there.
Liz
August 2021
I had done the workshop previously when another company hosted the event and had so much fun I booked a workshop for my team! So much fun and energy - and who doesn't love getting new shoes as a follow-up?!
Kate
August 2021
Luis and Kathe made this experience so personal and fun! From their attention to detail, their stories and their connection with all of the participants... I was smiling throughout the entire experience. Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication to your craft!! <3
Anna
August 2021
I purchased this as a birthday gift for my mother and she absolutely LOVED it. The team was so friendly and inviting. She had a lot of fun with them!
Marie
August 2021
Our Marketing Team, was surprised and it was amazing to get everyone together to have some fun. Luis and his team were amazing, thank you for a great team bonding event.

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  • Fri, Sep 24
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
  • Sat, Sep 25
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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    From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
  • Sun, Sep 26
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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  • Mon, Sep 27
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
  • Tue, Sep 28
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    ﺩ.ﺇ259 per person
  • Wed, Sep 29
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group
  • Thu, Sep 30
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    ﺩ.ﺇ259 per person
  • Fri, Oct 1
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ2,153 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.