Crafts in Barcelona


Crafts in Barcelona

Crafts in Barcelona are an important part of the city’s culture and tradition, and Poble Espanyol is the perfect place to explore them. Come and marvel at the skill and talent of Spain’s best artisans as you learn how to create your own pieces.

Poble Espanyol is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the world of crafts in Barcelona and learn about the value of manual work. In this iconic part of the city, you can visit the workshops of Spain’s most talented artisans, who exhibit and sell their unique creations. Children and adults alike can take part in interactive workshops where they learn the techniques and secrets of different crafts and have the opportunity to create their own pieces, taking home a personalised souvenir of this unforgettable experience.

In addition, the calm and relaxed atmosphere of Poble Espanyol makes it an ideal place to have a good time with friends or family.

Discover everything that awaits you in this unique craft centre in Barcelona and become a craftsman for a day!

Workshops for children

The children’s workshops at Poble Espanyol are an excellent way to encourage creativity and imagination in young children from an early age. These workshops are designed for children to learn by experimenting and exploring different craft techniques. In addition, they are taught by the Poble’s expert artisans, which guarantees a quality educational experience.

The workshops are adapted to different skill levels, allowing each participant to learn at their own pace. Children can create their own unique pieces while having fun and spending a creative afternoon with friends or family. By participating in these activities, they also learn about the importance of craftsmanship and how this traditional craft can be preserved in today’s society.

One of the most popular workshops is the decorative pottery workshop, where children can learn how to paint a piece of white clay and take it home to decorate their house. There are also mosaic workshops, where they can experiment with this technique to create their own work of art: a dinosaur, a star, a turtle… Other interesting workshops for the little ones are the potion bottle workshop, the teddy bear and tiara workshop and the wooden toy workshop.

These are quick workshops lasting 20-45 minutes and can be booked all year round with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Check here the days, times and prices of each workshop and enjoy a fun and educational experience with your family.

Workshops for adults

Poble Espanyol also offers personalised workshops for adults where you can learn to work with different materials and tools from the Poble Espanyol artisans. These workshops are ideal for those who are curious to learn more about a traditional craft or simply enjoy a creative and relaxing activity through a more personal and private experience.

Are you passionate about books? Join artist María Pujol in her engraving workshop and learn ancient techniques to create a personalised star-shaped book. If you prefer jewellery, Amparo Valencia will teach you how to make your own silver earrings with unique designs and engravings. Do you like painting? David Valeri will guide you in creating a decorative painting using the gutta technique. And if you are interested in glass, Júlia Rodríguez will show you how to design and create a personalised stained glass window that you can take away with you on the day.

No matter what your choice, all experiences are unique and unrepeatable. Find your favorite and don’t forget to reserve your spot in advance!

If you want to enjoy a more complete experience and delve deeper into some craft techniques, introductory craft courses are an excellent option. They are taught on Fridays and Saturdays of each month at different times and last 2 to 4 hours.

Among the courses offered is Suminagashi, directed by Maria Pujol, in which you will learn a Japanese art technique that uses inks and papers to create unique and unrepeatable designs. You can also learn to work with ceramics in the Ceramics Introduction Course, where you can create food-safe bowls with your own hands and decorate them with the slip technique. If you prefer to work with glass, the Mosaic Introduction Course is an excellent option. With the help of artisan Júlia Rodríguez, in just three hours you can become an expert in trencadís and create your own work of art. Additionally, you will learn how to use the tools and techniques necessary to make a stained glass sculpture with the glass mosaic technique.

And if you are a jewelry lover and would like to create your own unique and original pieces, then the Introduction to Stone Jewelry Course offered by the Amparo Valencia workshop is perfect for you. You will learn the basic techniques to manipulate the threads and string the stones, and create necklaces, bracelets, rings or earrings with your own style and personality.

Whether for yourself or as a gift, craft courses are an experience you can’t miss. Reserve your place!

HandMade Barcelona

El Poble Espanyol offers a wide variety of cultural events, including one of the best HandMade festivals in Barcelona: the Apropa’t Crafts Festival. This event, which held its first edition on November 18 and 19, is a unique opportunity to meet and admire the talent of local artisans and discover their skills in different traditional crafts.

The festival not only offers live exhibitions and demonstrations, but also hands-on workshops so you can experiment and create your own works of art. The artisans share their knowledge and techniques, transmitting the love and passion they put into each of their creations.

The atmosphere at the festival is vibrant and welcoming, with activities for the whole family, including live music, audiovisual projections and collective creations. If you are a lover of artisan culture, the Apropa’t Craft Festival is undoubtedly an authentic experience that you should not miss. So keep an eye on the schedule of all Poble Espanyol activities to find out the dates of the next edition.

Artisan Point of Interest

El Poble Espanyol in Barcelona has established itself as one of the places with the highest concentration of artisans in Barcelona and the entire country. Recognized by the Generalitat of Catalonia as an “Artisan Point of Interest”, this place is part of the “Artisan Routes” promoted by the Consortium of Commerce, Crafts and Fashion (CCAM), with the purpose of disseminating local talent and promoting knowledge of the artisanal trade in the region.

The venue stands out for being the only space in the city where artisans from various trades and generations converge, such as glassmakers, potters, carpenters and leather workers, who give life to unique pieces full of tradition, showing the value of manual work and sharing their experience and knowledge with visitors. By taking a tour of its workshops, you can immerse yourself in the country’s artisanal tradition, acquire original creations, learn how ancient techniques have been preserved, and discover the history and culture behind each piece.

Among some of the most notable workshops in Poble Espanyol is Taller Antic, founded by artisans Miguel and Silvia in 1994, specializing in vintage jewelry and bijouterie; La Pescallunes, where Pepi creates miniature Catalan baskets and objects with rattan pith; Sañudo, directed by Julián, specialized in leather engravings; Vitraloi, specialized in the creation and restoration of stained glass windows with the leaded glass technique; and Oksana, haute couture designer, who creates custom-made flamenco and traditional dresses, as well as jewelry with natural stones.

Discover all the artisans on site here! We are sure that you will want to come and meet them on your next visit to Poble Espanyol!

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