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 $591.

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
  • 354 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 $113
/ person
Thu, Jul 29
From $591 per group
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $591 per group
Fri, Jul 30
From $591 per group
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $591 per group
Sat, Jul 31
From $591 per group
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $591 per group

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 354 reviews.

Margaret
July 2021
What a wonderful experience!!! I booked this for a team event and Luis was so accommodating, informative, and enthusiastic! I received so much positive feedback from my team mentioning how much they enjoyed themselves during this experience.
What a wonderful experience!!! I booked this for a team event and Luis was so accommodating, informative, and enthusiastic! I received so much positive feedback from my team mentio…
Astra
July 2021
An energetic and light hearted duo who provide a memorable oral and visual history of the shoe. Fashion and function! You walk away wiser with your own customized pair!
Karrah
July 2021
I participated in this experience as part of a team building event, and it was so special! Luis is an amazingly warm and considerate host. He’s a magnificent storyteller and I hope many get to enjoy this experience. Not to mention I was able to design my first pair of shoes…don’t worry, they make it so approachable!
I participated in this experience as part of a team building event, and it was so special! Luis is an amazingly warm and considerate host. He’s a magnificent storyteller and I hope…
Eric
July 2021
What a fun, family friendly experience! We loved learning about espadrilles through Louis' and Kathe's passion and and creative storytelling of the iconic footwear. This was by far the best virtual experience we have had during COVID. Thank you Louis and Kathe!
What a fun, family friendly experience! We loved learning about espadrilles through Louis' and Kathe's passion and and creative storytelling of the iconic footwear. This was by far…
Dr & Mrs
July 2021
Fantastic experience! I’ve been looking for a new way to design custom authentic espadrilles and this is definitely the place. Luis and Kathe were fun, informative, entertaining and simply adorable hosts. From a style perspective the gorgeous styles are endless. Can’t wait for my customespadrilles to arrive!
Fantastic experience! I’ve been looking for a new way to design custom authentic espadrilles and this is definitely the place. Luis and Kathe were fun, informative, entertaining…
Kari Lou
June 2021
Great experience, got this for as a gift for a friend and she loved it !! Now my turn is next !! :)

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  • Thu, Jul 29
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $591 per group
  • Fri, Jul 30
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $591 per group
  • Sat, Jul 31
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $591 per group
  • Sun, Aug 1
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $591 per group
  • Wed, Aug 4
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $591 per group
  • Thu, Aug 5
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    $113 per person
  • Fri, Aug 6
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    $113 per person
  • Sat, Aug 7
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    $113 per person

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.