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Make Your Own Espadrilles Workshop provided by Handmade Barcelona

Make Your Own Espadrilles Workshop

Make Your Own Espadrilles Workshop
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Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Awarded in 2019 and 2020 as TOP10 Worldwide Experiences. During this very unique workshop all guests will stitch their own Catalan Espadrilles, which they will keep as the most special souvenir of their trip. Our guests become artisans for 90 minutes. All guests will meet at a real espadrilles workshop, in the emblematic Gothic Quarter, surrounded by a whole universe of tradition and history. Two artisans will lead the workshop, and will show and assist on not only how to make the espadrilles, but also how to wear them in different traditional ways according to Catalan culture. It is local, unique, special, fun and something that only an insider could get. Be prepared to be amazed, captivated and surprised by the owners, they are fun, engaging and they know all that is to know about espadrilles.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
On of the TOP5 Experiences in Barcelona, celebrated by Airbnb, Beteve, Washington Post, Daily Mail, Barcelona Secreta, Fever, among others. Nominated TOP10 Worldwide 2020 by BuzzFeed! Can't miss it! During our workshop you will build your own traditional Catalan espadrilles, the most traditional shoe on this region. You will become an artisan for 90 minutes together with Kathe and Luis, the founders, already famous for this fun experience! First, we will introduce you to the story of espadrilles and their evolution. You will learn about this beautiful tradition, and how this shoe passed from being built by poor people, to be one of the most trendy in fashion nowadays. Then every guest design and build their own traditional espadrilles, and then learn the different ways to tie them to the ankle. It will be fun, not difficult and very local, the only place to build your own traditional and cool "espardenyes". Finally, each guest will leave with its own creation and with a really cool story to tell to friends, something that it is hardly available to the visitors, not even locals. You will have an amazing insider experience together with a remarkable and local pair of shoes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 189147P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Apron, espadrille needle, ribbon laces and espadrille base.
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Carrer del Call, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain We will meet the day of your booking at our workshop in Carrer del Call 7, 10 minutes before the activity. You will recognize our artisan because he/she will wear an apron. Be punctual please! :) If you need help finding it, our phone and WhatsApp is +34 640 126 099
Inclusions
Apron, espadrille needle, ribbon laces and espadrille base.
Departure details
Carrer del Call, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain We will meet the day of your booking at our workshop in Carrer del Call 7, 10 minutes before the activity. You will recognize our artisan because he/she will wear an apron. Be punctual please! :) If you need help finding it, our phone and WhatsApp is +34 640 126 099
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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amy f
4 contributions
Perfect!!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Wonderful unique experience in Barcelona! We had a great time and left with a wonderful souvenir! Would definitely recommend!
Written 6 July 2021
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Jacqueline Z
1 contribution
SO MUCH FUN
Feb 2021 • Friends
This workshop was amazing! Luis and Kathe were so engaging and energetic, despite it being 3:30 in the morning in Barcelona! I learned a lot in a small amount of time and I am so excited to get my beautiful pair of shoes!
Written 7 February 2021
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Ann N
1 contribution
Amazing and unique experience!
Sep 2020
My sister gave me this workshop as a birthday gift. I did not know what to expect but was excited to try something new. And it was way more than just trying something new! I learned about the history of Espadrilles, all the different styles, and got to build my own shoes! Plus hanging out with Luis and Kathe was super fun! I am blown away by them - they are so much fun, and the value is huge. I would recommend this workshop again and again. In fact, I might even do it again! Thanks so much, Luis and Kathe! You guys rock!!!
Written 21 September 2020
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Joel
St. Petersburg, FL1 contribution
Amazing Time!
Aug 2020
The best part, other than being with my peers and having a great time, was Luis and Kathe! The two of them together helping you build your custom shoes was such a fun time.

I loved hearing the history of the shoes and the shoemaking process. I would recommend this experience to anyone, especially for a company team-building event.

It was virtual, but certainly didn't feel that way!
Written 21 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marni L
1 contribution
An Amazing Experience with Espadrilles!
Jun 2020
This was an amazing experience - interesting, informative, and super fun! Luis and Kathe were so friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. They made us feel really welcome, used our names, interacted with us, and joked around. They shared so much about the history, language, and fabrication of espadrilles in such a way that made learning an absolute blast! Even without the actual espadrilles we will receive, this experience is well worth it. :) I highly recommend it and encourage everyone to give it a try!!!
Written 10 June 2020
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Latifah A.
Los Angeles, CA38 contributions
So much fun!
May 2020
My mother and I had a wonderful time virtually designing our own espadrilles with Luis and Katherinne! This was such a unique experience. The two of them are so much fun and told us a lot about the history of the shoe! Our designs turned out perfect!
Written 23 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PAfamilyadventues
Bryn Mawr, PA5 contributions
So much fun!!
May 2020
My daughters and I took an online version of the Make Your Own Espadrilles Workshop and absolutely loved it. Luis and Kathe are fabulous -- funny and warm and engaging -- even through a computer screen. The history of espadrilles was fascinating and makes me appreciate the shoes even more. My daughters and I each designed our perfect shoe and Luis and Kathe helped us figure out what colors and styles would work best for each of us. We can't wait to receive our new shoes by FedEx and to start wearing them. Hopefully we can make it to Barcelona one day soon so we can say hello to Luis and Kathe in person -- we feel like we made new friends. This was absolutely one of the best experiences we have ever booked -- and we have booked A LOT over the years.
Written 23 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Katie D
Richmond, VA1 contribution
Making espadrilles with my sisters
May 2020 • Family
Handmade Barcelona did an amazing job of educating and creating our own personalized espadrilles, all while setting the tone of a fun and energetic environment. They are also very good at answering questions by emails in a very timely manner. I recommend them 100%!
Written 22 May 2020
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Terri G
Rockville Centre, NY111 contributions
Excellente opportunidad!
May 2020
COVID quarentine was really wearing on my mom and I. I discovered Handmade Barcelona's remote workshops and knew it would be just the ticket. Luis was super responsive and clear in his email communications. We were quickly scheduled for our workshop via Zoom. We arranged for a private class but they do group classes as well.

Luis and Kathe arrived on time and began our adventures in the wonderful world of espadrilles. They gave us a history of the shoe and some pop culture added in. Then they introduced the materials and the choices we had for our own designs. While mom and I had a good idea of what we wanted, Luis and Kathe were great in giving us feedback about our choices so we'd be sure our new shoes would be well received. While Kathe demonstrated the stitching on one of our shoes, we had a great time chatting and getting to know she and Luis on a more personal level. They're truly lovely people. So warm, kind, and witty.

When Kathe was done with that demo, she and Luis did a second demonstration on how to tie our new shoes in several different ways. They also gave us a look at their shop and what we might expect when... yes when we return to Barcelona for an in person visit and reunion with Luis and Kathe. To be honest, when the Zoom meeting ended, mom and I felt like we already missed our new- found friends.

Big thanks to Luis and Kathe for the wonderful experience. We are looking forward to the arrival of our shoes in the next week or so. (Of course the shipping was included in the cost of our amazing experience.)
Written 20 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
MorenoLuisBCN
Wow! What a beautiful words! Please come to Barcelona soon to meet in person! Show us your espadrilles once you get them! Thank you soooooo much for your support on these difficult times!
Written 23 May 2020
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Alexandra M
Monroe, CT2 contributions
Fantastic experience, adapted well to remote
May 2020
I did the workshop with a group of friends, Luis and Kathe are amazing and brought us into their workshop virtually. They are so personable and knowledgeable. We all had a great time and can't wait for our espadrilles.
Written 18 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Indi_ann30
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Great gift idea
I booked this experience as a gift for my mom for mother's day. Luis and his team were energetic, knowledgeable and
EnjoyTravelling99
EnjoyTravelling99
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Amazing online experience
Luis and Kathe are two very sympathic, funny and entertaining people. The experience was so well planned from the b
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C8955OEwendyc
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Super Fun Learning Experience
Luis and Kathe are super fun and brilliant! They taught us about the history of espadrilles - even though it was an
PenniG4
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Great espadrille experience anywhere in the world with HANDMADE BARCELONA!
Friday night, friends, wine and you can be anywhere in the world to enjoy this online espadrille designing evening.
anneeliu
anneeliu
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Fantastic Virtual Experience
Such a fun engaging and interactive experience! Luis and Kathe are amazing hosts and I truly did learn a lot! Defin
Alan W
Alan W
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Really Unique and Brilliant Experience!
This was a brilliant experience that we did with my team of 30+ people. I knew I'd enjoy it, but I didn't think I'd
FleurLeFever
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Amazing interactive online experience
This was a great online experience I did with my team of 30! Luis and Kathe are super enthusiastic hosts and make s
lindseyr_co
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One of the best virtual experiences ever
This experience was one of the highlights of my past 12 months in quarantine. Such a fun and unique way to "travel"
dblbny
dblbny
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Espadrilles Thrill
My Daughter and I recently had the most fun time making a pair of Espadrilles via Zoom with Luis and Kathe from Bar
shempel001
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A great experience
We had a group of 9 friends participate in this online experience and we all enjoyed it a lot. With lockdown restr
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Best Online Experience You’ll Have This Year
This was one of the most unique and definitely the most fun online experiences I’ve ever done. I loved getting to c
mvk84
mvk84
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Brilliant fun
What a wonderful experience and a great Duo couple. # relationship goals Okay that being said, the workshop is ve
462phyllisf
462phyllisf
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Incredible Owners and Shoes!
I haven’t had this much fun in a Zoom meeting EVER!! Luis and Kathe are in sync with everything they do...and fun/n
OnAir625209
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Fun and entertaining — a unique experience
Luis and Kathe were fun, engaging and entertaining hosts, working hard to pull participants into the experience and
mlkandt
mlkandt
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Perfect gift to give when you can't be together!
My husband and I decided to purchase this for all of the women in our family for Christmas this year. It was great
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