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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Barcelona Espadrilles Workshop

Barcelona, SpainPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Luis

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 500
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 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 $607.

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
From $96
/ person
Book for a private group
Thu, Jan 28
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
$91 per person
$91 per person
Thu, Jan 28
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EST)
Join 4 other guests
$96 per person
$96 per person
Sat, Jan 30
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EST)
$96 per person
$96 per person

Meet your host, Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 253 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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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 253 reviews.

Sarah
January 2021
Such a fun experience! The hosts Luis and Kathe are super fun and espadrilles experts! It was really engaging and so awesome that you get to design your own pair of shoes
Susan
January 2021
Such a fun experience. I learned lots about the history of espadrilles, the various regions of Spain and the differences in styles and colours
Rikki
January 2021
You will LOVE this experience! Luis and Kathe are talented and enthusiastic guides to the magic world of espadrille shoes. We learned about the history of the shoes, how they are made, different styles around the country, and some fun trivia along the way. The best part, of course, was being able to design our own espadrilles during the experience, and even see one shoe produced while we were watching! It wrapped up with a demo of the many different ways you can tie the ribbons. It was definitely worth the price and was a great way to spend some quality time with my daughter (who is far away during the pandemic). Now I can't wait to visit Barcelona and head to their workshop in person!
You will LOVE this experience! Luis and Kathe are talented and enthusiastic guides to the magic world of espadrille shoes. We learned about the history of the shoes, how they are m…
Fiona
January 2021
I got this as a present for my sister and she loved it! She really enjoyed learning about espadrilles and said Luis and Kathy were super nice and engaging. My sister is now excitedly waiting for her shoes to arrive and will also be gifting this experience for her mother-in-law’s birthday as she knows she’ll love it too!
I got this as a present for my sister and she loved it! She really enjoyed learning about espadrilles and said Luis and Kathy were super nice and engaging. My sister is now excited…
Laurie
January 2021
My sisters and I took a virtual trip to Barcelona and the the Handmade Workshop. Luis and Kathe were delightful. It was fun to hear the stories and to see them creating. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Danielle
January 2021
I cannot put in words how amazing and adorable this experience was and the espadrilles omg just so beautiful and an experience that is 1000 percent worth it. I got this for my brother and he just loved it. Luis and Kathe were so cute and fun to talk to and really just created a very sweet experience that just made me smile the whole time.
I cannot put in words how amazing and adorable this experience was and the espadrilles omg just so beautiful and an experience that is 1000 percent worth it. I got this for my brot…

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  • Thu, Jan 28
    5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
    $91 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $96 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EST)
    $116 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    4:00 AM - 5:15 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $971 per group
  • Sat, Jan 30
    5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $99 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EST)
    $96 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    4:00 AM - 5:15 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $971 per group
  • Sun, Jan 31
    3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $116 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.