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 millennium.
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 world.
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.
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.
This experience depends greatly on you and your interests.
Please let us know what you’re looking for…
We highly recommend you read our General Touring Guidelines 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!
*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.