CreativeTourismExperiences - Catalogue of CreativeFriendlyDestinations

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Dear Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Advisors, and Travel LOVERS The brochure you have in front of you is an invitation to live unique experiences in a wide array of destinations worldwide, labelled CreativeFriendly®. Painting in Tuscany, being a “silletero” for a day in Medellín, participating in a craft workshop in Loulé or in the charming villages of the Empordanet, taking part in a photographic route in the French Provence or in Urla, preparing your chocolate in Quito, carving sculpture on ice in Canada, learning traditional dances in Brazil, participating in a cooking classes in Thailand, mixing like a DJ in Ibiza or even performing your own concert in Barcelona … … are just some of the endless activities you will discover through the following pages.

Why rely on the Creative Tourism Network ? Because … The CreativeTourismNetwork® is the international non-profit organization aimed to develop creative tourism worldwide. We advocate and promote destinations of all kinds that bet on creative tourism to fit with the new demand of travellers, who are more and more eager to live authentic experiences, and we help them create a value chain for their territory.

and the Creative Friendly Destinations ? The label CreativeFriendlyDestination® granted by the Creative Tourism Network® aims to support and recognize the destinations that are committed to creative tourism, and respect its good practices. Hence, it offers the guarantee of quality, authenticity and sustainability. In addition to this added value, by including experiences from our CreativeFriendlyDestinations® in your offers and packages, your company will be promoted for free through our channels. So, get inspired!


Barcelona is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

Destination #Crafters

#KidsFriendly

ARE EAGER TO

#PhotographyLovers

#BuddingArtists

ENJOY CREATIVE

#Foodies

#Sketchers

AND AUTHENTIC

#EcoFriendly

#Singles

EXPERIENCES.

#TeamBuilding

#Wanderlusts


BARCELONA

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BARCELONA

BARCELONA

Created in 2005, Barcelona Creative Tourism is the world’s first creative tourism platform, offering the travelers the opportunity to discover 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 watchwprds! Check out our experiences, performing tours, and tailored services and enjoy the city! Feel creative, meet the locals and feel yourself like a local!

WHY RELYING ON BARCELONA CREATIVE TOURISM: Our organization has been producing from small-scale cultural activities to macro- events for over three decades which ensures excellent levels of service. Our team is composed by 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 NetworkÂŽ whose objectives are the promotion of creative tourism and the respect of Best Practices.


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BARCELONA - Craft

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

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.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOPS

Barcelona is the city of art, design and creativity! Be inspired by its vibrant atmosphere and let express your talent in a wide array of art workshops: from painting, to making jewelry, passing by sculpting, engraving or of course, blowing glass in a Modernist style! Learn, discover and enjoy this priviledge moment of co-creation with the local artists.


BARCELONA - Folk arts

FOLK ARTS WORKSHOPS

RUMBA AND SARDANE DANCE Have you heard about the “sardana” or the “catalan rumba”? What a better way to experience the Catalan culture than by learning its most emblemathic dances? These workshops will immerse you into the most genuine culture of the districts of Barcelona and the further Catalonia area. Some steps will introduce you to the locals’ friendliness and make you enjoy the many dancers encounters celebrated every weeks in parks and squares.

RUMBA RHYTHM El Ven-ti-la-dor! What is this? Literally … the “fan”! … the rythm that you perform when you play the guitar as a “Catalan Rumba musician”. This is precisely what you will be proposed to do, through a wide array of workshops with famous guitarists and bands. Catalan Rumba is a language, a way of life, … enjoy it!

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CASTELLERS 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.

CATALAN CRAFTS

In addition to the traditional performing arts, Catalonia is a land of crafts, and Barcelona a perfect place to merge traditions and design! Enjoy the different techniques and know-how among basketry, embroidery, ceramic, and so on, and create your own pieces! Do not miss any celebrations and participate actively by creating your own giants, St George’s roses or “farcell” (countryside bundle).


BARCELONA - Gastronomy

GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS

COOKING CLASSES From the most traditional catalán recipes, to the molecular gastronomy fostered by Ferran Adrià, passing by the multicultural culinary influences, Barcelona is in itself an inspiring place to live unique food experiences. A very wide array of workshops are available to discover, learn, cook, taste, … and enjoy!

TRADITIONAL DESSERT The Catalan calendar of celebrations is full of good opportunities to exert your talent while making a catalán cream, a “coca” or a Easter typical cake. Enjoy a sweet experience!

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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.

ARTS WORKSHOPS SKETCH AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ROUTES The city as you have never see it! These sketching and photographic workshops will lead you off the beatten path. Renown painters and photographers will reveal you the city’s best kept secrets and will teach you the skills and tips that will convert you into a talented artist … and Barcelona lover!

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://www.barcelonacreativa.info/


Ibiza is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

#Crafters

#KidsFriendly

ARE EAGER TO

#PhotographyLovers

#BuddingArtists

ENJOY CREATIVE

#Foodies

#Sketchers

AND AUTHENTIC

#EcoFriendly

#Singles

EXPERIENCES.

#TeamBuilding

#Wanderlusts


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IBIZA

IBIZA

IBIZA

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 throught a course to learn how to cook the local dessert or a photographic workshop on a boat, among many others.

All these experiences have been carely codesigned by the artists and artisans themselves with experts in tourism. Which guarantees the perfect balance between authenticity and marketing, for which they have received the label «Creative Friendly» by the Creative Tourism Network.


IBIZA - Craft

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

SILVER JEWELRY WORKSHOP ANDREAS MANIOS Y DIMITRI KATSARLINOS

You will have the opportunity to learn some different jewelry techniques such as hammering or oxydation.

MACRAMÉ TECHNIQUES CRISTINA QUIRÓS

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. Macramé is easy to learn, and visible results are obtained quickly.

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WOOD DECORATION TECHNIQUES ESTIBALIZ CHAMIZO

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

ENAMEL WITH FIRE ON METAL JUDITH SERRA

The origins 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.


IBIZA - Craft

WORK TECHNIQUES ON LEATHER VERĂ“NICA AHTAN

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.

PAINTING ON TEXTILES CARLA BERNI

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).

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CLAY JEWELRY CAROLA BARROCH

Create your own pieces of jewelry with clay.

DECORATION OF «SENALLONS EIVISSENCS» (IBIZAN BASKET) OLIVIA CARDONA

Workshop in wich we will give free rein to creativity and decorate the typical «senallons» of Ibiza while learning their history and their uses.


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JEWELRY SEBASTIĂ N FRANCO

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.

CREATION OF ESPARDENYES (SANDALS) OLIVIA CARDONA

In this workshop you will have fun creating the typical footwear of the island with a point of creativity and modernity.

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DREAMCATCHER CREATION OLIVIA CARDONA

In this workshop, we will create dreamcatchers that serve to filter the dreams of people by passing only positive ones.

POPULAR CULTURE In this workshop, we will explain the origin of the typical Ibizan dance from the countryside and we will mould with clay each character from the local culture. Each one being a famous character from the local culture. It’s a perfect experience for family.


IBIZA - Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

PHOTOGRAPHIC OUTPUT ON BOAT IBIZA BEST PHOTO

Photograph the most beautiful locations of the islands of Ibiza advised by professional and native photographers. Discover the best frames and improve your technique.

PHOTO WORKSHOP : DALT VILA IBIZA BEST PHOTO

Photographic excursions with photographers to the most beautiful spot in Ibiza.

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PHOTOGRAPHY : «SUNSET» IN ES VEDRÀ IBIZA BEST PHOTO

Workshop and photographic excursion sunset in es Verdà and Cala d’Hort.

TREASURE HUNT IBIZA EVA SIMONETTI

Looking for a treasury, arrive to a monument, ti 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.


IBIZA - Nature

NATURE WORKSHOPS

IBIZA HERBS OLIVIA CARDONA

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.

HOMEMADE WORKSHOP OF «IBIZA HERBS» THE FLUXÀ FAMILY

Workshop in wich we will enjoy making the best know liquor of the island of Ibiza, knowing its history and, of course, tasting it.

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FLORAL IKEBANA COMPOSITION ISABEL CASTILLO TORRES

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

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING OLIVIA CARDONA

The workshop consists of an itroduction to the world of bees and is divided into three parts : theorical initiation, tasting of honey of the year and a practical part with the visit to the apiary.


IBIZA - Performing arts

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS

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 process of musical creation.

CIRCUS

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 as clown gestural, aerial rope or AcroYoga.

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YOUR STRENGTH IS YOUR VOICE BRIGITTE BOBET

Classes and workshops of personnal coaching, based on the exclusive method ÂŤYour strength is your voiceÂť, to find your true voice, speak with confidence and increase your self-esteem.

MUSICAL THEATER Public of different level are welcomed to participate in this musical theater 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.


IBIZA - Gastronomy

GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS GOAT CHEESE MARÍA MARÍ COLOMAR

Become a farmer 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.

BAKING BREAD MARÍA MARÍ COLOMAR

Become a farmer for a day. Elaborate and bake the traditional bread of the island of Ibiza.

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FLAO COOKING CLASS MARÍA MARÍ COLOMAR

Become a farmer. Come to make flao following our traditional recipe.

BEER : THE PRODUCTIVE PROCESS OSCAR ENGUITA

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.


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BREWING SESSION OSCAR ENGUITA

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

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://ibizacreativa.com/

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Les îles de la Madeleine is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

#Crafters

#KidsFriendly

ARE EAGER TO

#PhotographyLovers

#BuddingArtists

ENJOY CREATIVE

#Foodies

#Sketchers

AND AUTHENTIC

#EcoFriendly

#Singles

EXPERIENCES.

#TeamBuilding

#Wanderlusts


ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE

QUÉBEC

ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE

The Magdalen Islands ( Îles de la Madeleine ) are located in the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. This archipelago of a dozen islands lined with blond sand and red cliffs attracts like a magnet. These charming islands have everything to create unforgettable memories: bucolic panoramas, friendly Madelinots, talented artists and unique products to satisfy the taste buds of all. Creators are seduced by the beauty of the Magdalen Islands’ exceptional maritime environment. The sea, the red cliffs, the sand dunes and the particular brightness of the Islands are inexhaustible sources of inspiration.

The singular culture of the destination, mainly due to its strong island identity, its very participative, collaborative and welcoming population create a creative and vibrant atmosphere that promotes the strong presence of artists and artisans. Furthermore, in 2015, the Îles de la Madeleine received the Best Strategy for Creative Tourism Development strategy award as part of the Creative Tourism Awards. This award is intended to recognize institutions, initiatives and destinations around the world that demonstrate a genuine commitment to creative tourism, a tourism that invites visitors to discover the local culture by taking part in artistic and participatory activities. Enjoy your stay in the extraordinary world of artisans by creating your own “souvenirs”.

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CRAFT WORKSHOPS

CANDLE MAKING MIEL EN MER

You may have been attracted by their wonderful seashores and unique landscapes, but you will definitely stay for their tasty honey and impressive know-how. At Jules Arseneau’s workshop, visitors will have the opportunity to make their own beeswax candle as well as taste local products and see how they are made.

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING DIANE BOILARD

The mesmerizing landscapes surrounding Diane Boilard’s studio are sure to stir everyone’s artistic soul. Under the supervision of the watercolour painting artist, visitors will develop their outdoor painting skills. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join the workshop and create their own travel journal.


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BLOWN GLASS LA MÉDUSE

Take back home your own stylish blown glass ball and redecorate your house with an uncommon creative memory from Îles de la Madeleine. At La Méduse, Sophie and Catherine will teach you the arts and techniques of a real glassmaker during a onehour workshop.

LOBSTER TRAP MUSÉE DE L’ÎLE D’ENTRÉE

At the Musée de l’Île d’Entrée, watch and learn how a typical Entry Island lobster trap is made. This fun demonstration is suitable for all ages to enjoy! At the end of the demonstration, you will be given the opportunity to paint your very own buoy!

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SOAP MAKING LA FILLE DE LA MER

Making your own body products is now a dream come true thanks to Ariane and her whimsical workshop. From a beeswax lip balm to Ariane’s infamous bath truffles, possibilities are endless and families and solo travellers alike will leave with wonderful memories and an authentic know-how in soap making.

POTTERY WORKSHOP SHOW D’BOUCANE

Are you familiar with the Raku technique? If not, Annie-Cécile Tremblay will be happy to give you a show. At Show d’Boucane, fire is part of the pottery making process and you will learn to use it to make your own piece of art from A to Z. The best part: you will only discover what your piece really looks like once it is cooked and finalized.


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CERAMICS LA MAISON DU POTIER

This comprehensive introductory course to ceramic arts gives visitors the opportunity to create their own piece of art and customise it as they want. With 35 years of expertise, Géraldine Cyr will guide you through the making of a piece of ceramics. With her passion and knowledge, she will undoubtedly transmit her love for ceramics to families, solo travellers and children alike.

STONE-CUTTING LIMAÇON

During this workshop, visitors will learn to cut and polish their own stone pendant, with insightful and professional advice from craftsman-jeweller Martin Fournier. Choose from several gemstones, such as gypsum or alabaster from the islands, to create your own jewellery.

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VISUAL ARTS LA ROSE DES VENTS

Workshops Enjoy your creativity ! Animated by Mimi, an artist-professor of art and GeVie, a psychodramatist-zootherapist owner of the B&B « La Rose des Vents » will welcome you in an enchanting place to better offer you the opportunity to deploy, according to your fantasies, your creativity through drawing-gluing-painting. You can enjoy the panorama of La Dolce Vita; the solarium where the workshops are dispensed. A visit of the places will also be offered to you (House Art Gallery, garden of health care and therapeutic farmhouse) to better soak up the life which blooms there (between sea and river) and to meet the animals which live there (mare, mini-horse, alpacas, etc.). This opportunity to meet and share in this enchanting setting will support and nurture your sensitivity and creative ways.

NATURE INTERPRETATION A MARÉE BASSE

Enjoy the experience offered by À Marée Basse on La Grave — a place for discoveries, wonder and recollection. Each stroll along the coast becomes an adventure and a beauty quest in this strong and omnipresent nature. Learn how to discover a beach and its treasures with our team of creative naturalists who can interpret even the most unexpected coastal specimen.


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DISTILLATION OF ESSENTIAL OILS QUATRE FEUILLES

Distillation of essential oils from aromatic plants, including the unique sweet gale found locally. Come by the shop to discover numerous products with scents from the Islands, the Maritimes and the province of Québec — all created with plants known for their benefits. Around mid-July, we also offer rose water freshly distilled on site. We look forward to sharing our passions with you!

WRITING WORKSHOPS WRITING WORKSHOP MANON LACELLE

A day of writing inspired by a simple, playful and surprising shamanic approach! Wheel of individual medicine. Basic techniques. Writing session in nature. Through this creative process, we will explore the medicine wheel as a «work plan». We will then do some exploration exercises, and we will write for: the pleasure of liberating bits of life; express our creativity potential; to approach our own wisdom; transform, heal.

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GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS

ISLAND’S CULINARY GOURMANDE DE NATURE

In her restaurants near the coasts of the Cap aux Meules island, cook Johanne Vigneau will give you a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the island’s culinary culture by cooking it yourself. Be it lobster, traditional dishes or seaweed, you will get a closer look at Magdalen Islands’ culture through local products and dedicated chefs and food lovers.

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://www.creativetourismnetwork.org/les-iles-de-la-madeleine-magdalen-islands/


Loulé is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

#Crafters

#KidsFriendly

ARE EAGER TO

#PhotographyLovers

#BuddingArtists

ENJOY CREATIVE

#Foodies

#Sketchers

AND AUTHENTIC

#EcoFriendly

#Singles

EXPERIENCES.

#TeamBuilding

#Wanderlusts


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LOULÉ

PORTUGAL

LOULÉ

Located in the heart of the Algarve (South Portugal), 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.

Indeed, this small town prides itself in its heritage and its multicultural legacy, a mix of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures and architectures. This vibrant city is home to some of the best craftsmen in the country and local culture is honoured and celebrated in every single artistic creation. Between nature and modernity, Loulé cultivates its DNA in its daily life, and artists and locals alike will be happy to take you on a creative adventure in their colorful village.


LOULÉ - Craft

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

PALM WEAVING PALM WEAVING SHOP

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.

TILES PAINTING CLAY STUDIO

With this activity the participant will develop the traditional technique of painting tiles- Azulejos from the XVII century with blue cobalt pigment, recreating tiles with single figures and typical themes from both fauna and flora.

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RECREATION OF PLATBANDS ON DECORATIVE PANELS BARROCA

The platband is a characteristic of the local architectural heritage. In this workshop you will start by visiting the city in search of inspiring elements, afterwards you will have the opportunity to make traditional paints and plasters and create your own small panel.

MOLDING THE CLAY ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL CLAY STUDIO

A few years ago, Loulé was a land of potters, a trade with knowledge and ancestral techniques. Enjoy an activity held around the pottery wheel, feel the texture of the clay and learn how to make a vase that you can take home with you.


LOULÉ - Art

ART WORKSHOPS WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH NATURAL HERBAL FRUITS, FLOWERS, MINERALS, SEEDS AND STEMS LOULE CORETO HOSTEL

Natural paintings are those who instead of being made of chemicals are extracted from elements of nature and are composed mainly of pigments and binders, with characteristics of opacity or transparency, ensuring the sustainability and longevity of the elements of our Algarve countryside

SENSORY PAINTING ART GALLERY ARTISTIC SPACE

Delight yourself painting an object with your hands, feel the texture of the paint and the intensity of the color, close your eyes and free your creativity.

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NATURE WORKSHOPS THE EARTH COLOURS: COURSES IN SEARCH OF NATURAL PIGMENTS BARROCA

During a small walk around the village, you can learn some geological features of the region and discover in which color pigments the earth samples can be transformed. In the end you can try to elaborate colored inks in an artisanal way.

ON THE ROUTE OF THE BLOSSOMING ALMOND TREES CASA DA TITA

The Valley of Nave do Barão invites you to take a guided walking tour among the blossoming almond trees which recalls its legend and its tradition. After having lunch in the very heart of the Serra Algarvia region, learn how to make traditional liquors and almond cakes.


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GRAPE HARVEST IN QUINTA DA TÔR QUINTA DA TÔR

Every year, the harvest is made in Quinta da Tôr, in the month of September. 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.

MEDRONHO HARVEST JRMEDRONHO

Discover the Medronho trees in Serra do Caldeirão and participate in the Medronho harvest. After a guided tour thru the distillation and brandy production, taste this fruits, liqueurs and brandies at lunch time alongside with typical local dishes.

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GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS FIGS WITH ALMONDS ANA FIGUEIRAS

The Fig from the Mediterranean is highly energetic and rich in sugar. After Sun-dried, this fruit doesn’t lose its properties. Filled with almonds and roasted in the oven, this delicacy is traditional from the Algarve. Learn how to prepare Figs with almonds and taste their unique flavor.

FROM THE MARKET TO THE KITCHEN - GRILLED SARDINES ANA FIGUEIRAS

The experience starts in the dynamics of the traditional Loulé market. Learn how to choose, prepare and grille the sardines. Discover and taste the Portuguese way to eat sardines on bread.


LOULÉ - Gastronomy

PORTUGUESE EASTER CAKE LOULÉ CORETO HOSTEL

In the past, around the time of Easter, housewives would bake the Folar: traditional cakes with sugar and cinnamon. Discover different reinterpretations of the traditional Portuguese Easter cake from various recipes and adding local ingredients of the Algarve.

MEDITERRANEAN BREAKFAST LOULÉ CORETO HOSTEL

This activity proposes to eat local and seasonal, with products from the land, inserted in the Mediterranean diet. Learn how to start the day with an appealing meal, full of flavor and color, with low-calorie and high-energy.

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ALMOND AND HONEY BISCUITS CÉLIA ARRAIOLOS

An heritage from other generations ... a family recipe that consists in the use of ingredients of the region, such as almonds, honey and olive oil, seasoned with fennel and cinnamon and resulting in some delicious biscuits.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS PHOTOWALK: LOULÉ STREET PHOTOGRAPHY VITOR PINA PHOTOGRAPHER

Through the heart of Loulé, this photowalk will provide you a trip through the city in which you will learn to see «differently», how capture life stories and connecting them to the city, the street and people.


LOULÉ - Rhythm

RHYTHM WORKSHOPS TRADITIONAL PORTUGUESE DRUM: RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT LIMONDJAZZI

This activity aims to qualify the instrument and the rhythms linked to traditional songs that have local and regional histories of a dynamic, didactic and entertaining way.

MORE INFORMATION AT : www.loulecriativo.pt

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ROMANIA Bucharest

Varna

GABROVO

BULGARIA

Istanbul

TURKEY GREECE Athens

Gabrovo is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

Destination #Crafters

#KidsFriendly

ARE EAGER TO

#PhotographyLovers

#BuddingArtists

ENJOY CREATIVE

#Foodies

#Sketchers

AND AUTHENTIC

#EcoFriendly

#Singles

EXPERIENCES.

#TeamBuilding

#Wanderlusts


GABROVO

BULGARIA

GABROVO

Gabrovo is a city with hundreds of years of history and culture. Visitors will find a lot to be entertained by in the town’s history, culture, ethnography, religion, architecture and arts. The area is situated in the middle of Bulgaria, marked by the official geographical center of the state. Often it is therefore described as lying in the heart of the country. But the heart is not a matter of geography alone. Gabrovo deserves the connotation with the very heart, having, from its legendary foundation on, always been a place of productivity, pulsating with energy. According to the local lore founded by a blacksmith, the town, right from the start, made use of the advantages the river and the woods are offering for production: knives, metal tools, turnery, textiles, furriery became well known and widely sold goods.

A great part of Gabrovo inner spirit and concept of life is tightly connected with humour in all its forms: humour in jokes and verbal story-telling, humour and satire in arts, cinema, theatre and literature, self-irony as a survival technique in hard times and times of social turbulence, humour in street performances, culminating with the famous Carnival parade. With such a rich past, Gabrovo provides tourists with many creative activities that are close-knit with their culture, their past, and local traditions that range from making Martenitsas for March 1 to experiencing another family’s life for a few days. You will surely leave the town with a feeling of belonging, and countless unforgettable experiences.

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CRAFT WORKSHOPS

PLAITING WITH MAIZE LEAVES (BELENITSA) Using maize leaves as a base for everyday service objects has been a long-time tradition in Gabrovo. Make your own vase, basket, or slippers with the traditional plaiting techniques and learn all you need to know about the local belenitsa.

ORTHODOX ICON PAINTING WORKSHOP Following a comprehensive introductory class to orthodox iconography, you will learn how to paint your own icon from the best local artists and get a sense of the local traditions and ways of worshipping. The training is carried out for 2-3 persons in winter season and lasts for 10 days. The tuition fee is specified with the master icon-painter. Everyone who wishes to join this course must have the ability to paint.


GABROVO - Craft

CERAMIC WORKSHOP AT THE EMO ETAR Get familiar with traditional patterns and figures while painting your own piece of pottery. The charming open-air ETAR museum is based on an old village and gathers a live explanation of Gabrovo’s architecture, craftsmanship and its people’s way of living and customs. What better way to make your own ceramic than with dedicated professionals in this picturesque village?

GLASS WORKSHOP Glass making is another long-lived tradition of Bulgaria, and the best place to learn from passionate artisans is undoubtedly Gabrovo. Create your own piece of art with the local know-how and take your memory from Gabrovo back home.

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MARTENITSA WORKSHOP The Martenitsa symbolizes, on the 1st of March, the beginning of Spring, and is widely celebrated throughout Bulgaria and Gabrovo. The city offers you an opportunity to create your typical small wool dolls called the martenitsi, that you can offer to your loved ones as a token of good health and protection.

CARTOON DRAWING MASTERCLASS As a global centre for humour and satire, Gabrovo masters the art of cartoons and humorous drawings. If you want to unleash your artistic fiber and your sense of humour while learning from experienced cartoonists, Gabrovo is the place for you.


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GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS YOGURT & CHEESE MAKING The Bulgarian culture is rich in culinary experiences and many workshops will teach you how to cook their traditional dishes. Yogurt and cheese are popular side dishes in Gabrovo: learn how to make the best ones.

PESTIL BAKING CLASS In Gabrovo, you can learn to cook the infamous “Gabrovo chocolate�. Beware, though, as no chocolate is involved in the process: Pestil is actually only made with plum and is the most liked dessert in the region. It is also a completely waste-free cooking process, and you will learn plenty of information on traditional cooking methods.

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GABROVO - Gastronomy - Lifestyle

BANITSA BAKING CLASS The banitsa is another popular sweet throughout Bulgaria that is made with whisked eggs, filo pastry and cheese. It is traditionally served on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and carries a wish of happiness, success or health. This well-liked dessert can be made in traditional bakeries in Gabrovo, where artisans will give you their best advice to bake the best banitsas you will ever taste.

LIFESTYLE WORKSHOPS TAKE ME TO YOUR VILLAGE INITIATIVE Even though it is mostly directed towards children, this tradition reinforces social cohesion and creates bridges between generations. You can spend a few days with local hosts and learn to cook, weave, and get a closer look at the daily local culture, break stereotypes and foster intercultural understanding.


GABROVO - Rhythm

RHYTHM WORKSHOPS

FOLK INSTRUMENTS CLASSES Be it with a gaida, a gadulka or other Bulgarian folk instruments, Gabrovian people will be happy to teach you songs of their country and disclose the secrets of their lyrical, often mysterious music.

TRADITIONAL DANCES AND MUSIC Music is in Gabrovo’s DNA, and you might want to join in their vibrant folkloric dances and share a unique moment with professional dancers and musicians for a Bulgarian dance class.

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FESTIVALS EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE This Carnival is all about laughter and bonding, and its main aim is for everyone to be a part of the show. Participate in a contest with your own humoristic creation, and take part in this unique festival in the streets of Gabrovo.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ILLUSION ARTS Learn the best magic tricks during workshops directed by worldwide professionals. At the end of the workshop, you can even compete for the “Golden Cat Award” and showcase your talent.


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ST JOHN’S EVE Get involved in the preparation of one of Gabrovo’s major festivals. Participate in the making of herbal wreaths, help the locals pick herbs and immerse yourself in a night of celebrations.

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://visit.gabrovo.bg/BG/

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Medellin is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

Destination #Crafters

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ARE EAGER TO

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ENJOY CREATIVE

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EXPERIENCES.

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MEDELLIN

COLOMBIA

MEDELLIN

Medellin is a city that people want to visit to discover, and to experience aganin ! A city that makes you fall in love with its climate, its landscapes, its people and its history. A city that as know how to reinvent itself and that as undergone a process of transformation over the last few years wich converted it into a world model of social innovation.

Stroll along its streets, admire its mountains and fall in love with its people ! You will be inspired by its vibrant atmosphere and its legendary friendliness From being a “silletero” for a day or making your own coffee, to taking part in a music workshop or a cooking class in a “comuna”, a universe of unforgettable experiences are waiting for you! Medellín is simply «Chevere»!

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GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS

EXOTIC FRUIT TOUR In this tour you can visit one of the main market squares of the city while you have the pleasure of trying different exotic fruits that are only found in Colombia, the number one country in the world in biodiversity of fruits.

COOKING COLOMBIAN FOOD

In this tour you visit a typical market of the city and then move to a restaurant where with the company of a recognized local chef you learn to prepare traditional dishes like mondongo, sancocho or ajiaco.


MEDELLIN - Gastronomy - Performing arts

TOURS TO ENJOY STREET FOOD Medellin has small spaces in all its corners to enjoy unique flavors. On this tour you can try more than 6 different meals and taste a cup of the highest quality coffees in the world.

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS SALSA AND TANGO TOURS Guided tours of the most emblematic places of each rhythm. Enjoy a live presentation of a couple of dancers and in turn receive a dance class so you can get to know these rhythms.

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CREATIVE COMMUNITIES EXPERIENCE ROUTES THROUGH THE COMMUNE 13 Some years ago, Comuna 13 was known as one of the areas of greatest conflict in MedellĂ­n. Today, thanks to the joint effort between the government and the community, this area experienced one of the largest transformation processes in the city. From the hand of its own inhabitants, street artists and social leaders, the neighborhood is visited and its history of change is known through graffiti on the facades of houses, and rap verses and hip hop steps created by the artists. urban movements of the commune.

ROUTES THROUGH THE MORAVIAN HILL

This artificial hill made entirely of garbage currently houses a 7-hectare garden built by the community. In this place you can meet one of the best stories of resilience that Medellin has and learn how a community transformed their environment with their own hands.


MEDELLIN - Nature

NATURE WORKSHOPS SILLETERAS FARMS The silleteros are peasants, from the village of Santa Elena, who keep alive the tradition of making silletas, large structures made of flowers that they proudly carry on their backs. Throughout the year, you can visit their farms, they can learn their stories, visit their gardens and crops, enjoy traditional cuisine and make a chair with them to become a silletero for a day.

PLANTING TREES IN PARQUE ARVĂ? The ArvĂ­ Park is a natural reserve of 1,700 hectares located 30 minutes from the center of the city. In this space you can hike, know the farmers markets and connect with the living nature. The Park invites its visitors to leave a mark in the world and contribute to the preservation of forests. In the company of gardeners, you can plant a tree or reintroduce an anthurium in the middle of the forest.

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COFFEE FARMS Be a day laborer for a day and know the customs and idiosyncrasies of Antioquia. Visit coffee farms, learn about harvesting, drying and other coffee processes. Enjoy the beautiful crops and their benefit.

ROUTES TO HYDRANGEA AND ORCHID CROPS Meet one of the best private collections of orchids in the country (more than 5,000 species and hybrids), go through thousand-colored hydrangea crops and learn about the country’s floriculture tradition.

MORE INFORMATION AT : https://medellin.travel/


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Biot is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

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ARE EAGER TO

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BIOT

FRENCH

BIOT

Only ten minutes from Nice, this charming village has been the living place of some of the most highlighted artists and attracts todaythe creativ toursits eager to discover the local culture by participating in creative activities. Twenty artist open their workshop doors, to allow the discovery of their world in Biot’s unique creative experience !

For an hour, a day or a week, to learn their craft, share their daily lives, and why not take home a unique piece of their own creation, blow a vase, a glass or a sculpture, transform outdated jewellery, illustrate a children’s story, sculpt metal, trim a bonsai tree...


BIOT - Craft

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

ART GLASS Blow in the oldest factory in Biot. Introductory workshop in glass creation : developp and experiment all the phases of glass production until the realization of a piece.

CERAMIST WORKSHOP Come with a project or an idea and realize it according to the appropriate technique.

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JEWELRY LISI LOPEZ Create your own jewel, discover diamonds and gems with a diamond magnifying glass. Lisi shares her experience with you to make you discover contemporary jewelry.

ART WORKSHOPS BODY EXPRESSION Develop awareness of one’s own body and energy levels to be on stage, and improve physical managment conditions for better stage presence.


BIOT - Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

PHOTOGRAPHING, REVEALING CREATIVITY

Course and shooting in studio and outdoor shooting in the alleys of Biot to practice, then study of these images. Learn how to use your camera through targeted courses incorporating theory and practice with a program tailored to your desires.

MORE INFORMATION AT : https://www.biot-tourisme.com/

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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

Destination #Crafters

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SAINT-JEAN-PORT-JOLI

QUEBEC

SAINT-JEAN-PORT-JOLI

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is a very charming town situated in Quebec, on the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2005 by the Canadian Heritage, the village of Saint-Jean-PortJoli is full of artists and artisans from various artistic fields including woodcarving, contemporary sculpture, stained glass, contemporary dance , music and singing ‌ Renown for its know-how and traditions, you can discover the history and especially the work of three pioneers that have promoted this picturesque village in Quebec in the Thirties : MÊdard Bourgault (Traditional sculpture), Emilia Chamard (weaving) and Eugene Leclerc (miniature boats).

The municipality shows dynamism and uncommon citizen involvement, such as through the successful summer events like the Sculpture Biennale of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, The Feast of sea shanties and Fleury Park concerts, etc. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli invites you to experience its culture in a very inspirationnal, relaxing and friendly atmosphere !

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SAINT-JEAN-PORT-JOLI - Gastronomy

GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS

BAKERY If the bakery has always made you curious, learn the job with Charles and Emilie, best organic baker 2016! Their creativity and know-how will allow you to acquire the necessary knowledge and the different kneading techniques. Put the different breads in the oven and leave with your sourdough to cook your bread at home!

VIGNOBLE DU FAUBOURG Local producer offering quality products, red, white, rosĂŠ and fortified wines (Port style). You will have the opportunity to taste the wines directly on the spot. Moreover, come live the harvest with us in autumn.


SAINT-JEAN-PORT-JOLI - Nature

NATURE WORKSHOPS FERME DU SIFFLE-ORANGE Come discover our unique landscape with its panoramic view of the river. Choose a guided tour to learn more about our philosophy: pastures, agro- forestry, field crops, food gardens, etc. There is something for all tastes and all ages! Bring your picnic and settle in the fields or in the orchard. Pleased to welcome you!

FERME RIVIĂˆRE FERRÉE Dairy farm visistable occasionally, depending on the availability of the owner, for tourists who come to the area and would like to see how an organic dairy farm in our time.

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FESTIVALS EVENTS FESTIVAL OF THE SAINT-PAMPHILE WOODCUTTER For 37 years now, the woodcutter festival has been highlighting the forest industry and paying homage to our pioneers. In addition to our traditional forestry competitions, there are family activities, crafts, machinery shows, a factory tour and a varied program of shows and activities.

WINTER FESTIVAL OF SAINT-JEAN-PORT-JOLI International snow sculpture event welcoming professional sculptors from here and elsewhere as well as the provincial succession. Creation of live snow sculptures, open-air exhibitions, shows, family, cultural and sports activities, fireworks, etc.

MORE INFORMATION AT : https://www.saintjeanportjolivillagecreatif.ca/


Empordanet is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

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EMPORDANET

CATALONIA

EMPORDANET

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. The beaches on Costa Brava seem to have disappeared – here, you will only find monuments made of old stone, and small streets that are hidden behind a thick curtain of lush vegetation. The Empordanet is composed of several villages who are united by a common goal: promoting their passion for arts and crafts, and foster the knowledge and interest around their heritage. Here you will find a cradle of arts like you’ve rarely seen before, and learn more about Catalonia’s exceptional intangible heritage, from ceramics to handmade gemstone necklaces. Here, craftsmen are passionate about their culture and their region, and they look forward to helping you make your own pieces of art, where you will mix your own preferences and experience with the local culture and its specificities.

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, create your own unique experiences and get to know the region in an authentic and meaningful way. It all starts with a smile and a Hola!


EMPORDANET - Craft

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

POTTERY MURAL CERÁMICA JOSEP TORRES

The potter, Josep Torres, opens his workshop in the commercial pottery area of La Bisbal d’Empordà to 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. There are more than 300 templates and motives from which to choose!

POTTERY ANNICK GALIMONT

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!

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VISIT A POTTERY WORKSHOP LA BISBAL D’EMPORDÀ

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.

CERÀMICA FIGUERAS I FILLS TERRACOTTA POTTERY MUSEUM

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.


Empordanet - Craft workshops

PUIGDEMONT CERÀMICA ARTESANAL THE PUIGDEMONT SISTERS

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!

SILVER JEWEL ARTESANA I TRIBU

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.

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THE CRAFT OF STONEMASON GAËTAN CHAPEL

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!

EMPORDÀ-STYLE DECORATION LA BISBAL AND VULPELLAC,

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.


EMPORDANET - Craft

ARTISTIC CREATION 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.

VISIT TO A WORKSHOP WHERE CURDS ARE MADE RECUITS NURI

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!

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EMPORDANET - Gastronomy

GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS OLIVE OIL CAN SOLIVERA

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 Empordà 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.

CATALAN CUISINE WORKSHOP CA LA LOLA

Catalan cuisine can be reached in multiple ways, not just through a restaurant. In the Empordà we suggest you go one step further. Gastronomy lovers can experience unique experiences, such as learning to cook dishes or typical products of the place where they travel. Discover the secrets of Catalan cuisine from the hand of its protagonists.

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://www.visitempordanet.com/


Quito is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

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EXPERIENCES.

#TeamBuilding

#Wanderlusts


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QUITO

EQUADOR

QUITO

In the heart of the Andes, protected by the massive Guagua Pichincha volcano, lies the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. This beautiful city mixes Indigenous, Christian and Moorish influences in its daily life and its architecture, and its diversity makes it the perfect place for creative tourists to discover new cultures through crafts and arts. It’s easily visible from its illuminated monuments and its never-sleeping streets – this colonial city is filled with wonders and promises of unforgettable adventures. Here, possibilities are endless and diverse workshops will teach you all you need to know about the local life and traditions. Learn how to cook traditional and healthy meals, make your own chocolate, old toys, and many other crafts that are typical of Ecuador while learning more about its inhabitants, their past and their daily life.

Let yourself get carried by its colourful streets, the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, its passionate Quiteños, and its inflamed traditional festivals. From experiencing traditional crafts in the historical center, co-creating with the artists of trendy districts like La Floresta o La Mariscal, getting inspired in the bohemian neighborhood of Guápulo or learning from Ancestral knowledge in Yunguilla communities, ... this unique and fascinating city, filled with history and culture, is sure to make you fall in love.


QUITO - Craft

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

WOOD INLAYING Art of furniture construction inlaid with wood, shell, bone, motherof-pearl and metals. The BargueĂąos furniture are the most representative one. This workshop is held on the basic techniques of wood carving and inlaying, the visitor will learn about techniques of woodworking.

PAINTING Experience in the Maximum Convent of San Francisco de Quito, where the visitor can go into the customs of the religious order, and learn from their art, they will know the process of making their beer and finish painting at 30 meters high.

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OLD TOYS MAKING The wood is the protagonist of this workshop in which the yo-yos and the tops remind us of the games that were practiced in the Quito of yesteryear. The workshop allows to discover the process of elaboration of these games until their finishing (painting). The visitor can learn the basic technique for a ride on wood. The activity includes materials and of course, the fruit of the creation!

NATURE WORKSHOPS YUNGUILLA COMMUNITY TOURISM The Yunguilla Conservation and Sustainable Use Area is the result of a process of community organization and environmental conservation that began in 1995, with a forest development project in the Yunguilla Community. There, you can carry out various activities such as: Hiking through the Culuno Guanto Pungo-Pelagallo (ancestral way of the Yumbo Culture) to participate in the daily activities of the Community such as making cheese, jams, handicrafts, and harvesting in the organic garden.


QUITO - Natur

BEEKEEPING Who are the members of the hive: how were they born, how long do they live and what are their functions? How is honey made? How is beeswax produced? What is propolis and how is it produced? The whole theory will be developed next to a hive, ahumandor, the instructor will remain in apicultural clothing. For professional and health reasons the beehive used will not have bees but the necessary material as well as honey, pollen and propolis. The visitors can enjoy the flavors of freshly harvested honey from the hive, propolis and beeswax.

PAMBILIÑO RESERVE & EDUCATIONAL FARM Pambiliño Reserve & Educational Farm is an Independent Conservation Project, and a space where nature itself teaches the forgotten knowledge that we all have in the interior. In Pambiliño, conservation and education is promoted in the Chocó Rainforest of Ecuador working with the forest, with the community of Mashpi, with institutions and organizations, students, volunteers, teachers and anyone interested in the conservation and sustainability of rainforests. In the Reserve you can carry out ecological activities such as: hiking in the cloud forest, bird watching, milking, harvesting of organic products, and participation in the daily tasks of the reserve.

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GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS PRODUCTION OF POT TORTILLAS & BISCUITS Molino San Juan (1890) is the living testimony of the culture of “wheat milling” to produce flour. We offer the elaboration of ancestral recipes from wheat flour. It is a cooking class that rescues the history of the heritage gastronomy of northern Ecuador. The tasting is combined with milk delicacy and leaf cheese, made at the hacienda, and chuspa coffee.

HERITAGE COOKING “Mishki Lab – The Tasty Laboratory”, is a proposal of the Quito Eterno Foundation to rescue the heritage importance of Ecuadorian food , our cooking workshops bring people closer to the food heritage from different proposals: Historic Food Workshop: we reconstruct dishes based on old recipes. The Cooking of the Grandmothers Workshop: re-valorization of knowledge at the intra-family level. Workshop that Cures: food as a process of promotion of physical, psychological and emotional health. Workshop Curing Plants: medicinal uses of plants, preparation of syrups and creams. This initiative is strengthened through the partnership with “Sabor i Patrimonio”, whose objective is the historical research of culinary heritage and the Seed Guard Network, which seeks to promote knowledge of food sovereignty, agroecology, seed protection ancestral and fair trade between producers and consumers.


QUITO - Gastronomy

VEGAN TRUFFLES AND CHOCOLATE TASTING Elaboration of vegan truffles: the activity begins begins with an explanation of cocoa worldwide, the history of cocoa in Ecuador and the history of Pacari chocolate. Step by step it is tought how to make vegan chocolate truffles using mostly Pacari products (99% pacari) with the exception of marmalade. After the elaboration of the truffles, we proceed with the elaboration of some boxes of Pacari where the client will keep the truffles that he has made, if they do not consume them in the place. It starts with chocolate tasting explaining the correct way to do it. It uses seven different flavors of chocolates highlighting the origin of each type. In this way the client learns in a professional way to taste a chocolate.

CHOCOLATE 100% chocolate bars and combined bars. Chocolates and Truffles. Micro training : Didactic tasting and hot chocolate. Activities : General explanation: agricultural and historical that includes: Delivery of hot chocolate for each visitor with milk or water. Process: Roasting and grinding of cocoa beans, includes all the materials and delivery of the cocoa ball that visitors have processed.

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://www.creativetourismnetwork.org/quito-equador/

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Bogota

Quito

ECUADOR BRAZIL

RECIFE

PERU Lima Brasilia

Salvador

BOLIVIA

PARAGUAY

Sao Paulo

Asuncion

Recife is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

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RECIFE

BRASIL

RECIFE

You might know the city of Recife for the sun and the sea, but this is just one small part of Recife. Under the boiling sun, people created the Frevo and the timeless ritual of the Maracatu. From the delicious bolo de rolo to the countless dances and festivals, Recife’s cultural heritage is rich and unique. We create, innovate, inspire, do, and do it again. Between rivers, bridges and roads, Recife lives between old mansions and a sea of new technology. Whether it’s about innovation, colour, rhythm, sound, flavour and expression, Recife is reinvention.

In Recife, you will find a world of creation and creativity: from the best museums in Latin America to the richest gastronomic heritage in the region, we hold a wide cultural heritage which we treasure and love. Between dancing workshops, carnivals, instruments playing workshops and cooking classes, everyone will find beauty in the local culture and its artistic neighbourhoods.

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RHYTHM WORKSHOPS

COCO VIRADO A remarkable experience of the manifestations of coconut, ciranda, afoxé and maracatu, orchestrated by the radiant Mestre Pinha Brasil. With hypnotizing rhythms, the visitor is drawn to the strength of the local culture by mixing with the festive magic that surrounds the Bomba do Hemetério Cultural Pole.

BRIGHTNESS AND DRUMS Culture, seduction and joy that thrill travelers from everywhere. In this activity, tourists experience the maracatu, enjoying its history and its fantasies, props and banners. The visitor also participates in workshops and experiences in which he joins the members of the Maracatu for a festive procession through the streets of the Bomba do Hemetério Cultural Pole. It is impossible to stay away from this vibrant festivity


RECIFE - Rhythm

PERCUSSIONS WORKSHOP Choose from the many instruments of Recife and learn the rhythms, stories and myths behind the local music. Get a full taste of the culture by learning how it moves and create art.

IMBALANCE – MATOLÃO’S SOUNDS In the Cais do Sertão, a space that aims to promote local artisans and culture, you will find a workshop entirely based on sounds. In a space enclosed by glass walls, there is a large table on which are exposed and available for manipulation and experimentation a series of traditional musical instruments typical of Northeastern sonorities. The goal is to get visitors to make their own sounds in an acoustic experience with the instruments that make the timeless baião. This space has a monitoring team available for visitors, working in scheduled educational activities.

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GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS COOKING WITH NEGRALINDA How about knowing the secrets of the delicious typical dish of Ihla de Deus? In this workshop, the visitor learns to cook the seafood with Geiseane, better known as Negralinda. Entrepreneur and Artist, she has a special way of receiving.

IHLA TOUR Ihla Tour is an experience of nature, culture and gastronomy in the charming fishing community of Ilha de Deus, where the visitor gets to know the local history, visits the nearby mangrove, fishing sururu and shrimp with the locals and interacts with the typical life of the island. community.


RECIFE - Cultural Discovery

CULTURAL DISCOVERY TOUR IN BATEIRA How about knowing one of the largest urban mangroves in Latin America in a different way and through the eyes of those that know it well? In Ilha de Deus, it is possible to take a boat trip with fishermen from the community, go to the mangrove, participate in the fishing of the sururu and the shellfish and at the same time, contemplate the natural diversity of the region.

CARNIVAL ROUTE This bike tour distinguishes itself with its attractions, icons and cultural celebrations that refer to the identity of the Recife carnivals and its mighty popular imagination. The itinerary is an invitation to locals and tourists who want a greater proximity to the city’s history and its carnival charms. The journey also includes creative and unusual experiences, such as the recitation of poems and songs by Carlos Pena Filho and Antônio Maria, a tribute to Naná Vasconcelos, greetings to Chico Science and Ascenso Ferreira, the making of props and frevo performances. An unforgettable experience in the nooks and crannies of the most vibrant and carnivalesque city in Brazil.

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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS TRIBUTE TO AFRICA To the sound of the drums and resistance whispers, the experience is an encounter with the African roots of the city, located in the Bomba do Hemetério Cultural Pole. The show is unique in every way, with dances, rhythms and experiences that take the visitor to a genuine dip in the black culture of Pernambuco.

CARNIVAL WORKSHOPS Experience that puts the visitor in contact with every carnival in Recife at any time of the year, making props, playing and dancing as a member of the associations of Boi, Urso, Afoxé, Caboclinhos and Maracatus. Optional lunch in restaurants that are part of Bomba do Hemetério Cultural Center.


RECIFE - Performing Arts

DANCE EXPERIENCE «VAMOS CAIR NO PASSO» The Paço do Frevo Museum is a reference center for actions, projects and activities to document, transmit, safeguard and valorize one of the main Brazilian cultural traditions, recognized as Unesco’s Intangible Heritage of Humanity: Frevo. A place to study, create, experience and experience the rich universe of stories, personalities, memories and artistic languages. In this museum, through a game of improvisation, visitors are led to experience the footsteps of Frevo’s dance.

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://turismocriativo.visit.recife.br/ www.visit.recife.br

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Barcelos is the place-to-be for: ALL TRAVELLERS

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To experience Barcelos is to feel the Heart of Minho, a land of traditions, good food, green landscapes, surrounded everywhere by smallscale farming, where creativity, arts and crafts are prominent activities. It is to go through episodes of the history of Portugal and to live with welcoming people. The city of Barcelos built around the tradition in crafts and folk arts an undeniable history and cultural heritage of great social value, well reflected in the craftsmanship work in various arts, such as clay, embroidery, weaving, timber, iron, leather, wicker and in the contemporary arts. Barcelos is the cradle of the Galo de Barcelos (Barcelos Rooster), a clay figure that today is the artistic and creative expression of our land and one of the most popular tourist symbols of Portugal. Barcelos bets on the creative interactions, with hands on workshops, where tourists and visitors can have the opportunity to learn an art and became creators.

But Barcelos unique culture, nature and traditions have many more experiences to offer our tourists: • From the traditional music and dances; • To the culinary arts of cooking the rooster, lamprey, cod, or the delicious tidbits and pastries, to be discovered with our annual program “7 Pleasures of Gastronomy”; • To unveil all the secrets of the traditional wines – Vinhos Verdes, in the many local wineries; • To all nature lovers as it is the perfect destination for walks on the forest, along the countryside or on the river shores with our program of creative walks. Barcelos is also the perfect destination for more meaningful paths such as the very ancient Camino the Santiago or the Way to Fátima. Therefore, tourism of experience and creativity are very good reasons to discover Barcelos!

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BARCELOS - Craft

CRAFT WORKSHOPS PAINT THE GALO DE BARCELOS (BARCELOS ROOSTER) The Imagery is incomparable to any other artisanal production in Barcelos due to its unique features. It is a production of excellence, of which the most common pieces are related to religion and celebrations, everyday life or beasts (devils, grotesque and ambiguous figures), among others, with the Rooster of Barcelos in the spotlight. With this workshops you will discover that with the clay the artisan brands the body of the object, but with the fluids of colors you can shape its soul.

CERAMICS AND OTHER CRAFTS TAILOR-MADE Barcelos is undoubtedly a land of ceramists. All year round we welcome you to discover the art of working on the potters wheel, create your own clay crockery or imagery. In this process you will discover that substance becomes, at each new object created, an instrument with its own personality, with the power to build memories and tales. Barcelos is also a land of embroiders, carpenters, blacksmiths and basketmakers. Artisans and arts that are alive and well. The workshops of the local experienced artisans are open for you discover their arts and become more than a curious spectator, by experiencing different creations and techniques.


BARCELOS - Craft

BARCELOS POTTERY It’s currently a certified production that has reinvented itself in forms and concepts, in the light of the appearance of new materials and utensils, but maintaining its authenticity as an identity art of the county of Barcelos.

BARCELOS IMAGERY Barcelos Imagery started as a subsidiary activity of pottery, using small portions of clay and occupying the spaces left free in the oven by the main set of pieces of bigger dimensions. They were small figures shaped in the form of people and animals and on their base was placed a whistle or some musical instruments (harmonica, ocarina, nightingales, cuckoos‌). Their function was merely a playful one

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TIMBER The timber is a raw material used in the production of decorative and utilitarian pieces, reason why also in Barcelos there are some craftsmen who work this raw material in a detailed and artistic form. The most common pieces are wooden miniatures, which mostly represent scenes of rural life (granaries, rakes, looms, spindles, etc.) and toys. In terms of larger pieces, are essentially produced, agricultural utensils, rustic furniture and religious items

IRON AND DERIVATES This type of craftsmanship is greatly appreciated for the detailed work and variety of pieces. The work of the raw material, difficult by nature, culminates in objects of rare beauty and aesthetic magnificent. With the exception of some utilities (lamps, pots, vases, poultices, alembics, etc.), the majority of the pieces produced are for decorative purposes, such as, chandeliers, watering cans, lamps, candle supports, oilers, among others . One of the pieces most appreciated by tourists are the famous Barcelos Rooster in iron or copper


BARCELOS - Craft

ENBROIDERY AND WEAVING The art of embroidering and weaving is a tradition in the county of Barcelos, in particular in the parish of Carreira, having in the known Sieve Embroidery of S. Miguel da Carreira an old tradition, with very own characteristics that by its forms and minutia differs from the other Minho’s embroidery. In Barcelos there are still craftsmen, in many parishes, who weave in traditional looms and embroider in a traditional way, conserving the knowledge and techniques that, for years, were the base of the economy of some parishes.

BASKETRY AND WICKER Basketry and Wicker are an indispensable element for the knowledge and enjoyment of regional handicrafts. Throughout all the county, we can also find artisans, who individually or in the family, produce basketry pieces, either with a utilitarian or a bold and innovative decorative sense. The most common pieces are the traditional baskets, for domestic and decorative uses or to the handling of traditional agriculture

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BARCELOS - Gastronomy

GASTRONOMY WORKSHOPS CULINARY ARTS EXPERIENCES The richness of Barcelos cuisine, allows a varied program of activities throughout the year, sustained on the richness and quality of the local culinary arts and on the excellence of the local restaurants. The experience turns around the annual program “7 Pleasures of Gastronomy� where you can participate in the preparation of some of the local most renowned dishes, tidbits or even make your own traditional corn bread cooked a wooden-stove.

WINES AND VINES EXPERIENCES Wine is one of the local major productions, Barcelos is located in the heart of the Vinho Verde demarcated region. To visit our local wineries is to discover the true alchemist spirit behind all the wine-making. Immerse yourself in this unique world, learn more about its history, production techniques and styles of wines, and most of all enjoy them!


BARCELOS - Festivals - Nature

FESTIVALS EVENTS BATTLE OF THE FLOWERS – MAY 1ST The Festival of the Crosses is the local most important and symbolic traditional festivity of the year. It mixes perfectly the profound religious spirit, common of the these people, with the ethnographic and popular events. To experience the Battle of the Flowers during this festivity, is to take part in a unique parade, that is a major highlight of this celebration’ s calender. Dozens of associations of the county harvest the flowers with which, on the afternoon of May 1st, they are going to “fight” in a stunning show that every year turns the city center into a bright rug made colorful flowers. In this event tourists are invited to take part on battle and blend with the true festive local spirit. This activity is also a “must” for sketch tourism passionates as the city center becomes the perfect backdrop for the most fantastic and colorful drawings.

NATURE WORKSHOPS CREATIVE WALKS Walk to know Barcelos is an annual program that integrates the Municipal tourist experiences promotion, here nature, drawing of photography lovers will find different proposals to get to know the territory, as eg. walk along the river Cávado shores; walk along the river Neiva and its windmills; discover the ponds of Enxate or Caíde, or unveil the secrets of river Cávado by considering doing a boat trip in your journey; experience the majestic scenic hill of Franqueira and many more beauties of our county. But this program is much more, because it is adapted to all tourists to experience other local elements of identity such as eg. the trails of the Apples (Porta da Loja) or the trails of the chestnuts, created to promote interactions between tourists and local communities. This activities are also inspirational for sketch tourism enthusiasts and a delicious sensory experience for photography tourism fans.

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BARCELOS - Rhythm

RHYTHM WORKSHOPS

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCES EXPERIENCES To experience local folklore is to go far beyond music and dance, it means to meet local history, traditions and culture. It is a very enriching experience for all participants and visitors. Keeping in mind that exchange of experiences, cultures and ideas contribute to a more tolerant world and more open to the difference.

PERFORMING TOUR Barcelos vast heritage sites, landscapes and magnificent viewpoints is an ideal place for touring performing artists. The city center beautiful gothic and baroque churches, the ruins of the palace of the Counts, or the river shores, often become stages for concerts of national and international artists, but all over the very extended council territory, churches, ancient convents, scenic hilltops or along the famous Camino de Santiago, there are fabulous sites for concert lovers.

MORE INFORMATION AT : http://creativecity.barcelos.pt/ www.cm-barcelos.pt/


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