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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Espadrilles Workshop Experience

Barcelona, SpainPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Luis

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Spanish

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 immerse 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 color and size of the base, the ribbons, the threads, and the type 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 designs on Instagram @BarcelonaHandmade

Use it also as a gift, as the custom-made shoes will be shipped to the guest!

Book a private experience for your team. We have already hosted big groups of 50+ for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StitchFix, among others. 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 immerse and surrounded by espadrilles.

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

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 100 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ904.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Luis can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

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 @barcelonahadmade
  • Once we finish the workshop you will register your address for the shipping, all included
  • 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 100pax
From ﺩ.ﺇ271
/ person
Mon, Nov 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ429 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ429 per person
Mon, Nov 30
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ429 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ429 per person
Wed, Dec 2
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ362 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ362 per person

Meet your host, Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 160 Reviews
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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 10% Top 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 1…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 160 reviews.

Joyce
November 2020
Luis and Katherine are engaging, entertaining and educational! The workshop was so fun and interesting and I cannot wait to get my personally designed espadrilles!!
Christy
November 2020
This was such a fun way to spend an afternoon...and a great birthday experience gift for a friend! I can’t wait for my new pair of custom espadrilles to arrive, and for warm weather to wear them in! Luis and Kathe were the perfect “hosts”—interactive and energetic and fun. This could be an experience I put on a repeat cycle, because it’s so special.
This was such a fun way to spend an afternoon...and a great birthday experience gift for a friend! I can’t wait for my new pair of custom espadrilles to arrive, and for warm weathe…
Angela
November 2020
Loved, loved, loved! Luis & Kathe are incredible hosts, and I loved every minute of learning about the history of the show and designing my own. I have not done an experience that was in the "more expensive" category, and this one was well worth it. In fact, it is an incredible deal since you actually get sent a beautiful pair of shoes. Highly, highly recommended!!
Loved, loved, loved! Luis & Kathe are incredible hosts, and I loved every minute of learning about the history of the show and designing my own. I have not done an experience tha…
Merryl
November 2020
This is a great workshop. It includes samples, demos, etc. and you get your own pair of espadrilles! Looking forward to receiving the espadrilles as well as a video of different ways to tie them! Thinking about getting a second pair...
Freda
November 2020
If you're looking for something fun and interactive, look no further. My coworker and I were lucky to score a private workshop (not intentionally) with Luis and Cathe today and the 1.5 hours flew by as we learned about the history of espadrilles, how it's made, how to wear them, and of course picking out and designing our own espadrilles. Luis and Cathe were both super friendly and I could not believe how much laughter was going on during the whole process. There are so many options one can go with (over 8000+), but Luis and Cathe will be there every step of the way to help design your own personal espadrilles. I cannot wait to get my pair in a few weeks by mail :).
If you're looking for something fun and interactive, look no further. My coworker and I were lucky to score a private workshop (not intentionally) with Luis and Cathe today and th…
Anna
November 2020
Mi experiencia con Kathe y Luis fue excelente. El formato del workshop muy organizado. Aprendí mucho. Ambos son muy simpáticos y se preocupan porque la estés pasando bien, y sobre todo aprendiendo con ellos. Definitivamente recomendaría esta experiencia. Gracias!!!
Mi experiencia con Kathe y Luis fue excelente. El formato del workshop muy organizado. Aprendí mucho. Ambos son muy simpáticos y se preocupan porque la estés pasando bien, y sobre…

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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.