Discover Arts & Crafts Workshops in Barcelona
For those fascinated by hand-made products and the
process behind their creation.
Barcelona stimulates the imagination. Today, artists, crafts-makers, and
creative people of all breeds flock to this city for inspiration. Just
walk through its streets, and you’ll feel the creative pulse, vibrant
energy, and innovation. And, tucked away beneath the flaps and folds of
the city’s oldest neighborhoods, are the geniuses who make it all
possible: the trusty artisans, who busily chisel, paint, meld, bind, forge,
weave and whittle away in their ateliers, as they have done for over a
Artisan craftsmanship plays an important role in the history, culture,
and traditions of Catalunya. The Arts & Crafts of Barcelona are like
a bridge between Past and Present: studying the practices and techniques
of medieval guildsmen provides a tool for understanding the processes
of modern-day artisans, and the workings of Catalan society in general.
In our years of touring clients through Barcelona’s diverse neighborhoods,
we’ve come across many a magical little workshop, where skill and
craft come together to create. The process itself is mesmerizing. If you’re
interested in the tools, materials, and methods behind the creation of
things, then this is the experience for you! You’ll be surprised
at how much can still be done by hand in today’s machine-dominated
This is an extremely open-ended touring experience, whose route and duration
depend heavily on the availability of the artisans and types of workshops
you’d like to visit. Some possibilities are: fabric weaving, knitting
or stamping; book binding; furniture restoration; glass blowing; metal
forging; leather treatment; ceramics; production using recycled materials;
and the fashioning of musical instruments, jewelry, tiled tables, and
sweets & confections. There are often interesting examples of artisan
craftwork and process on display in local design schools and exhibition
spaces as well.
This experience depends greatly on you and your interests.
Please let us know what you’re looking for:
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Personally designing this type of itinerary is a task that takes time
and thought. The further in advance you contact us, the more time we’ll
have to organize and customize your route.
*With us, there’s always a chance that your walking tours will include
rides on the ‘metro’ or other forms of public transport. If
so, this is included in the tour price.
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!