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Creative Friendly Destinations Discover our Creative Destinations and our Partners

By the Creative Tourism Network(R)


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IBIZACREATIVA DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE DNA

No doubt that Ibiza's inspiring atmosphere has been appealing the most talented artists and is nowadays an ideal place for tourists eager to discover the local culture during the low season, by participating in a wide array of creative and authentic experiences that go from a traditional sandals workshop to a DJ training, passing through a course to learn how to cook the local dessert or a photographic workshop on a boat, among many others. Al these experiences have been carely co-designed by the artists and artisans themselves with experts in tourism, which guarantee the perfect balance between authenticity and marketing, for which they have received the label "Creative Friendly" by the Creative Tourism NetworkÂŽ.


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Craft Workshops 1. Silver jewellery workshop: You will have the opportunity to learn some different jewelry techniques such as hammering, or oxidation.

2. MacramĂŠ techniques: The artisans will teach some examples of how to apply the technique. Each participant will be able to choose between them to do the same and take it as a souvenir. MacramĂŠ is easy to learn, and visible results are obtained quickly.

3. Wood decoration techniques: Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to age, stripe and stencil on wood, playing with colors and words to achieve a special memory

4. Enamel with fire on metal: The origin of this ancient technique of fire dates back to the first millennium before the Christian era in southern Mesopotamia. In this workshop we recover the old techniques of enameling pieces by using ground glass, metal and fire.

5. Work techniques on leather: Become an artisan and work with chisels and hammer giving each piece an identity of its own discovering the tools, techniques and materials of the artisan work on leather and leather.


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1. Painting on textiles: The workshop consists of designing, drawing and painting a fan (on the surface of cotton) with special paint for fabric and acrylic. Another workshop option is to paint a cotton bag (tote bag).

2. Clay Jewelry workshops: Create your own pieces of jewelry with clay.

3. Decoration of "senallons eivissencs" (traditional Ibizan baskets): Workshop in which we will give free rein to creativity and decorate the typical "senallons" of Ibiza while learning their history and their uses.

4. Jewelry workshops: The workshop consists of making a ring, bracelet or any other accessory using copper, bronze, alpaca or silver. The work is done with the specific tools of artisan jewelers.

5. Creation of espardenyes (sandal) workshops: Creation of espardenyes (sandal) workshops: In this workshop you will have fun creating the typical footwear of the island with a point of creativity and modernism.


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1. Dreamcatcher creation workshops: In this workshop we will create dreamcatchers that serve to filter the dreams of people by passing only positive ones.

2. Popular culture workshop: In this workshop, we will explain the origin of the typical Ibizan dance from the countryside and we will realize an assembly of the farmer and peasant of Ibiza moulded with clay. Each one being a famous character from the local culture.

3. Clay modelling for family : Tales and modelling workshop for family "The Magic Creatures of Ibiza�: Discover the popular culture of the island in family. Each family creates her unique tale in 3D with characters created by temselves with our special clay adapted to children use.

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Gastronomy 1. Goat cheese workshops: Become a peasant for a day. The fresh milk of the goats of the farm is the main ingredient of this soft and tasty cheese that you can take home.

2. Bread workshops: Become a peasant for a day. Elaborate and bake the traditional bread of the island of Ibiza.

3. Flaó workshops: Become a peasant. Come to make flaó following our traditional recipe!

4. Beer: the productive process: Discover the raw materials necessary for brewing beer, the production process (maceration, cooking and fermentation) and the different styles of the brewing world. The pack includes a visit to the facilities, and a guided tasting with food and drink: 6 beers and 6 tapas to taste all the possibilities of pairing our beers.

5. Brewing workshop: Brewing at home is a hobby that is increasingly widespread throughout the world. We offer customized workshops of various levels, taught by our professional team. If you want to learn how to make beer at home, or improve your technique, we are here to help you.


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Nature 1. Ibiza herb workshops: Discover the native aromatic plants of the island and elaborate with them the traditional Ibicencan drink. During the workshop you will learn some traditional process as well as how to recognize the plants.  

2. Homemade workshop of " Ibiza Herbes ": Workshop in which we will enjoy making the best known liquor of the island of Ibiza, knowing its history and, of course, tasting it.

3. Floral Ikebana composition : The activity will begin with the Can Saster farm guided visit. Along the course, we will realise the flower picking that we will use to create after our floral composition. The activity will end with the tasting of the products of our land.

4. Introduction to beekeeping: The workshop consists of an introduction to the world of bees and is divided into three parts: theoretical initiation, tasting of honeys of the year and a practical part with a visit to the apiary.


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Photography and Island Discovery 1. Photographic output on boat: Photograph the most beautiful locations of the islands of Ibiza and Formentera advised by professional and native photographers. Discover the best frames and improve your technique.

2. Photo workshop: Dalt Vila: Photographic excursions with photographers to the most beautiful spots in Ibiza and Formentera.

3. Photography: "Sunset" in es Vedrà: Workshop and photographic excursion sunset in es Vedrà and Cala d'Hort.

4. Treasure Hunt Ibiza: Looking for a treasury, arrive to a monument, to an emblematic place, to a beautiful beach… Discovering the island is about solving baffling, puzzle, searching streets and paths. It’s arriving in unexpected places, because there is no more treasury than the proper travel.


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Music and Performing Arts 1. Classes of digital music and DJ: Participants will learn tools and applications for the production of digital music in all its genres and learn all the processes of musical creation.

2. Circus workshops: Circolar offers you workshops of all kinds from beginners to advanced public: intensive workshops between two and four days, open workshops every month with open space circus, open stage and shows and Family Day adventures. Visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand among other things at clown gestural, aerial rope or AcroYoga .

3. Your strength is your voice: Classes and workshops of personal coaching, based on the exclusive method “Your strength is your voice”, to find your true voice, speak with confidence and increase your self-esteem.

4. Musical theater workshops: Public of different level are welcomed to participate in this musical theater workshop and so to combine holidays with creative experiences. Musical theater workshop is composed of singing, dance and performance classes at the end of which all can perform at the Grand Final Gala.

More information at www.ibizacreativa.com


Created in 2005, Barcelona Creative Tourism was the world’s first creative tourism platform, offering the travelers the opportunity to experience the city through their participation in creative activities. Whether you are an individual traveler, a group or a tour operator willing to live unique and affordable experiences in Barcelona and its surroundings, this is THE PLACE TO BE! Creativity and authenticity are our watchwords! Check our experiences, performing tours and tailored services and enjoy the city, feel creative, meet the locals and feels like a local! WHY RELYING ON BARCELONA CREATIVE TOURISM? Our organization has been producing from smallscale cultural activities to macro- events for over three decades which ensures excellent levels of service. Our team is composed of EXPERTS who also LOVE and perfectly KNOW every little corner of the city as well as worthy experiences to share with you! We are the founders of the Creative Tourism Network®  whose objectives are the promotion of creative tourism and the respect of Best Practices.


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Craft Workshops 1. Mosaic workshop: During this special workshop, participants will initiate themselves to the “Trencadís” method of Gaudí and experiment this Catalan colorful art with their own creativity.

2. Creative arts workshops: The creative arts workshop is a combination of traditional arts and modernism. Several courses as knitting workshops, introduction to basketry, ceramic workshops or embroidery workshops.

Drawings 3. Sketch tourism: This sketching workshop will make visitors discover Barcelona through art while they reproduce emblematic places of the city as the Sagrada Familia and the neighbourood of Gràcia.


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Culture 1. Castellers workshop: The Castellers are a very diverse group of people that unites their fans to build human towers and make them increasingly high. Participants will have the chance to join the castellers and try their hand at this traditional cultural practice of Catalunya

2. Castalan dances workshops: Visitors will dance most famous Catalan dances while listening to traditional Catalan music in an emblematic place of Barcelona.

Performing Tours 3. Dance classes: Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to dance famous Spanish dances as rumba catalana, flamenco and sevillanas.

4. Physical theater workshops: Public of different level are welcomed to participate in this musical theater workshop and so to combine holidays with creative experiences. Musical theater workshop is composed of singing, dance and performance classes at the end of which all can perform at the Grand Final Gala.


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Gastronomy 1. Bread making class: Daniel Jordà will teach you how to make different types of bread and share with you its philosophy “Love is in the bread”.

2. Pastry cooking class: Participants will have the opportunity to take different classes with specialist on sugar, chocolate and cake decorating where they will cook traditional cakes.

3. Tasting Catalan wine: Experiencing Catalan food and wine is another way to discover its culture. Visitors will go on excursions to iconic cultural sites and will taste some delicious wines in small family wineries.

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Tailor-made experiences and services 2

Whether you are a group or a tour operator willing to offer your customers unique and affordable experiences in Barcelona and its surroundings… We can help you! Our professional team, backed by 30 years of experience, provides customized solutions and services to meet the specific requests of tourists and artistic groups eager to discover our region in an authentic and creative way. We carry on the organization of the creative and artistic activities and you are free to manage the hotel and other tourist services booking. Here are some of our services, always catered to all budgets and special interests your group may have: - Organisation of unforgettable educational and cultural experiences.. - Production of study tours: meeting, visits, thematic itineraries, workshops, etc. - Off-the-beaten-path experiences (encounters with artists or representatives of specific sectors, art-studio tours, workshops, etc.). - Team building activities. - Jewish tourism customized proposals. - Indian weddings organisation - Services related to the organization of concerts and events: venue research, production and coordination, instruments and backline rental, road management, artistic exchanges, promotion and press campaign, guarantee of great audience … … As well as a very wide range of on-demand services.

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Performing tours Whether you are a choir, an orchestra, a band or a tour operator organizing performing tours, you will certainly be happy to learn that the Barcelona Creative Tourism team perfectly knows your needs and will help you with the venue research, as well as logistic issues, licenses and the promotion of the concerts! You will have the privilege to perform in singular venues as well as a wide array of spaces, from churches to theater hall, passing through open-air squares and parks. Your audience is already waiting for you in Barcelona and its surroundings!

More information at www.barcelonacreativa.info


Located in the heart of the Algarve, the municipality of Loulé is the most extensive municipality in the region. Stretching from uplands to sea, it provides visitors with a never-ending range of attractions that show the best that the Algarve has to offer. With the special wisdom of those who preserve the past with their hands, the craftspeople of Loulé recreate small fragments of the history of the municipality on a daily basis, bringing the habits and customs of many peoples who settled in the region into everyday life.


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Craft Workshops 1. Palm weaving workshop: Loulé has been for a long time a land of weavers, women who are dedicated to weave Palm, a native plant of the Iberian Peninsula, to make baskets, carry cots or other objects. Take the opportunity to learn the ancient technique with a local artisan.

2. Sewing a “Taleigo” bag: The “taleigo” bag was made from scraps of fabric or reuse of clothes. It was used to transport things, to store dried fruits and vegetables and could also serve as a wallet or hand bag. The tradition to use this bag continues using it to keep the bread. Currently, due to the greater awareness of environmental issues, this bag has been reinvented and again used for the most varied purposes. With this activity, the participant will make exercises in the sewing machine and learn how to knit a “taleigo” bag.

3. Recreation of Platbands on Decorative Panels: A significant form of the artistic expression of Algarve's architecture and culture, platbands and their decorative motifs inspire a creative day in Loulé. After a walk through the city, you will have the opportunity to make traditional paints and some of the plasters that are used to make these items. Afterwards, you will be able to create your own small panel.

4. Felt workshop with Merino sheep wool: The extraordinary resistance of Merino sheep to the harsh conditions of the environment configures its rusticity, sobriety and adaptability of its wool. During this experience discover how to handle the Merino sheep wool with water and olive oil soap, to perform pieces in felt.


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Photography 1. Loulé Street Photography: Through the heart of Loulé, this photowalk will provide you a trip through the city. During this activity, you will learn how to see "differently", how to observe the environment and local people.

Nature 2. Grape harvest in Quinta da Tôr: Every year, the harvest is made in Quinta da Tôr, in the month of September. The harvested grapes are sent to the vinification, where they results on excellent wines of this farm. Experience an exclusive visit to the vineyards and cellar. Take part in the grape harvest, enjoy tasting the excellent wines of this farm, vinified, matured and bottled on the property.

3. Medronho Harvest: The "Medronho" trees (or strawberry trees) are quite appreciated in Portugal and in the South of the country, in particular in the area of Serra do Caldeirão. Used mainly in the production of liqueurs and brandies, the fruits can also be consumed fresh or in derivatives such as jams and jellies. Come to know a little more about brandy medronho already considered a landmark of the region.

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Gastronomy 1. Figs with almonds: Dried figs are the dried forms of the fig fruit, which grows on the fig tree, scientifically known. While fresh figs are quite popular for their juicy, luscious texture, they are rather delicate fruits and are only available for a short time each year. Dried figs, on the other hand, can be savored throughout the year. In the Mediterranean countries, it’s typical to dry the figs and fill them with almonds. In this activity, the participant will learn all the process to cook this traditional sweet of the Algarve.

2. rom the Market to the Kitchen: Try the dynamics of a typical market with its smells and colors; learn how to cook traditional dishes of Loulé, which are part of the Mediterranean diet.

Loulé Criativo experiences available online www.loulecriativo.pt

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EMPORDANET PHRASE

Halfway between the city of Girona and the coastal towns on the Costa Brava, at the foot of Les Gavarres Area of Natural Interest, there are small, delightful villages in which time stands still. Feel the essence and the lively pace of the genuine Empordà region by getting to know the people who live there, because the attraction of the Empordanet is its countryside, its climate and the stones, but, above all, is its people. Visit us and experience privileged moments with us. It all starts with a smile and a Hola!


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Craft Workshops 1. Make your own artistic object in a pottery mural workshop: The potter, Josep Torres, opens his workshop in the commercial pottery area of La Bisbal d’Empordà for travellers who wish to get to know the traditional process of designing and drawing pottery murals with a guided trip, or to those who wish to make their own artistic object.

2. Create in a small designer potter’s workshop: The potter, Annick Galimont, creates elegant, personal, unique useful and artistic objects inspired by nature in her small welcoming workshop-boutique in the commercial pottery area of La Bisbal d’Empordà. In her premises, with a calm, pleasant atmosphere, you will find, among other things, all kinds of tea and coffee sets and, if you feel like it, on her advice you can make your own creations!

3. Ceràmica Figueras i Fills With clay, enamel, heat and a little imagination, Figueras i Fills workshop produces all kinds of plant pots so that you can add a touch of distinction to your garden or a touch of colour to your home. What makes this workshop different is the production of large-format pottery plant pots and Salvador will be delighted to explain everything to you during one of the guided trips of his workshop.

4. Puigdemont Ceràmica Artesanal The Puigdemont sisters welcome all travellers who wish to get to know the manufacturing process of pottery products for the home with a guided visit to their Puigdemont Ceràmica Artesanal workshop, with a long family tradition, right next to the Terracotta Pottery Museum in La Bisbal d’Empordà. The bright colours and the intriguing shapes of the pieces are worth seeing!


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1. Create your own silver jewel using material inspired in nature Playing with the limits of what is valuable and what is wild, the jeweller and anthropologist, Sana López, creates silver jewels, often mixed with materials found in nature. In her workshop-boutique, Artesana i Tribu, in the central, pleasant Passeig Marimon Asprer in La Bisbal d’Empordà and under her guidance, you can make a unique, completely customised piece of silver jewellery.

2. Artistic creation at the Espai Tònic: A former pottery factory which is today the Espai Tònic, a space destined to exhibiting the work of authors and different parallel productions, conceived as a space for experimentation and investigation from which to disseminate art as a tool for understanding and enriching culture. Olga and Oriol offer you a guided tour of the ongoing exhibition and the workshop of the sculptor Guillermo Basagoiti. They also propose artistic creation activities and help to find an outlet for coherent artistic projects.

3. Visit a pottery workshop:

The first written evidence that mentions ther potter profession in La Bisbal d'Empordà dates back to 1.511. Craftsman, creator, artist, almost an alchemist, la Bisbal potters are often the last of a family of potters who have shaped clay for generations. Today, la Bisbal is the capital of the ceramic industry, a pottery center of international reference. One way to understand this craft and meet locals is visit a pottery workshop guided by one of its craftspeople. During your visit, advantage to buy a piece of pottery from la Bisbal and stroll through the historic center.


1 1. Create an Empordà-style decoration and atmosphere in your home Find inspiration to decorate your house and enjoy the spirit of the Empordanet day after day. Take a stroll in search of unique pieces to decorate your home. On the road from Girona to Palamós, at Corçà, La Bisbal and Vulpellac, you will find all kinds of antique shops, bric-a-brac shops, art galleries and decoration shops. A commercial area that is ideal for those who love decoration and are looking for unique, antique or renovated pieces: cupboards, bedheads, gramophone players, carpets, lamps, hangers, tables, chairs, desks and so on. You will find the greatest concentration of pottery shops in the area in Carrer Aigüeta in La Bisbal d’Empordà. Keep an eye out for pieces with the “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” distinctive! During your visit, advantage to see the Terracotta Museum and stroll through the historic center.

2. The craft of stonemason Gaëtan is a stonemason who creates all kinds of pieces with natural stone, be it architectural, ornamental or sculptural, both for the restoration of historical assets and the construction of new ones. Would you like to be a stonemason for a day? Sign us for one of his workshops!

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Gastronomy 1. For cheese lovers, a visit to a workshop where curds are made: Recuits Nuri opens the door to all travellers who wish to get to know the family workshop where goats milk products are made in a traditional way. Visits to the dairy finish with a taste of her star product: "recuit de drap" a curd drained through a cellulose cloth and eaten as dessert. Make the most of the visit to stroll through the beautiful mediaeval village of Ullastret!

2. Discover the world of olive oil: Extra-virgin olive oil is one of the most highly appreciated gastronomic products of the Mediterranean diet and each culture has its own way of producing it and eating it. At Can Solivera, the owners, a Dutch family enamoured of the EmpordĂ countryside, explain how they make their fresh Arbequina variety olive oil and all the traditional skincare products they make on their property based on this ingredient.

3. Put on your apron and learn to cook: With clay, enamel, heat and a little imagination, Figueras i Fills workshop produces all kinds of plant pots so that you can add a touch of distinction to your garden or a touch of colour to your home. What makes this workshop different is the production of large-format pottery plant pots and Salvador will be delighted to explain everything to you during one of the guided trips of his workshop.

More information at www.visitempordanet.com

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URLA PHRASE

Urla is a charming coastal town from Izmir Province in Turkey where Turkish and Greek culture mix. Since always, the town of Urla has been the home of prestigious artists and artisans of all type. It’s also known for its dynamism and its various festivals as the International Artichoke Festival or the Barboros Oyuk Festival. Its inhabitants will welcome you with warmth and immerse you into their traditions in a creative atmosphere.


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1. Ceramic workshops: Make your own Turkish pottery and take it with you as a special souvenir from Urla.

2. Poetry inspired by Yorgo Seferis’s and Neyzen Tevfik’s works: If you are born with a soul of a poet, you will feel inspired by Urla’s famous writers and poets.

3. Cooking Classes in Douro: What a better way to discover a culture than learning about local cooking! These classes will give you the opportunity to elaborate your own bread, your own jam or even liqueurs with fresh local products.

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1. Handicrafts Worshop in the Art Street of Malgaca: Art Street of Malgaca is the place to be if you want to co-create local handmade products and to meet original artists who made you feel the real Turkish culture.

Recommended events 2. The artichoke Festival: Did you ever wonder how to cook an artichoke? The International Urla Artichoke Festival is the occasion to know, to have fun while enjoying some very tasty dishes and even try your hand at cooking. So come get inspired by professional chefs and let your creativity go wild!

3. Barboros Oyuk Festival: If scarecrows have always intrigued you, let’s create yours within the Barboros Oyuk Festival and discover this tradition of Urla, sharing unforgettable moment with its inhabitants and their story.

More information at www.urla.bel.tr

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