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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 $99
/ person
Book for a private group
Thu, Jan 21
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $625 per group
From $625 per group
Fri, Jan 22
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EST)
$107 per person
$107 per person
Sat, Jan 23
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
$119 per person
$119 per person

Meet your host, Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 242 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 242 reviews.

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…
Chad
January 2021
We loved the storytelling around the origin and history of espadrilles, and my daughter was super excited to customize her own personalized pair. We will definitely be stopping by in person when we can get to Barcelona! Thank you!
Jeanne
January 2021
What a wonderful experience! Loved learning about the history of espadrilles and regional differences. And I can’t wait to receive my pair soon. Highly recommended!
Valeria
January 2021
This has been one of the best online experience i have ever attended.We had so much fun and i cannot wait to receive my pair
Taryne
January 2021
We had such a fun time with family learning about the shoes! Not Only did we learn about the history of them, we also got to design a pair for ourselves!
Erin
January 2021
This was a great experience. I could share this with my daughter, all participants interacted. My daughter has Down Syndrome and square short feet so this was the first time in her 40 years on earth to get shoes especially made for her!! Better yet it is for her wedding. And she was thrilled to pick out her colors.
This was a great experience. I could share this with my daughter, all participants interacted. My daughter has Down Syndrome and square short feet so this was the first time in he…

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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.