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Dolceria De La Colmena

Placa Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 15 13 56
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (7 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
“meringue” (17 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Delicatessen
PRICE
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Placa Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had cream and chocolate croissants as well as a cream-filled pastry at La Colmena, all of which were delicious. The shop is full of more sweets than you can try in a hundred different sittings and they are definitely a treat for the eyes.

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Crema Catalana oh my god! I looove this dolceria because it never let me down! Everything i tasted from there so far was so tasty that I couldn’t even believe it. Prices are so good considering what it offers and it’s location. Do not miss...More

Thank Nafofthewind
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

When I was a kid, 40 years ago, I was here - and it has not changed a lot. One of the best places in Barcelona to find sweet treats of the best kind, family run and in itself historical. As the place where it...More

Thank Fabian K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

They sell good coffee I recommend the local cafe con leche this comes from someone who is keen on cappucchino but really, forget about that in Barcelona and go for the local version Their croissants are fab, as are the rolls

Thank Angelika H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Location: On the edge of the Gothic district. The place: Very small shop. No seating. The goods: They sell pastries and chocolate. I couldn't find a place to have breakfast and I was on the verge of hanger if I didn't eat something so there...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Walking buy I eyed the most intriguing colourful, fluffy candy in the window. As I walked in I was amazed at the delicious looking pastries. I bought a large piece of the lemon candy...crunchy, bit soft at the same time, not at all chewy. Very...More

Thank eliaMontreal
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went there one morning to grab some goodies for our breakfast as we were staying just around the corner. Our first disappointment was that the shop seemed rather smallish, even less spacious than any of good bakeries, the same can be referred to their...More

Thank Helga718
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

You can read more than enough for the pastries, it all look delicious. I must whrite about the amazing xoxos i tasted there. Fresh, with substantial filling of creme or chocolate and for 2 euros per piece you MUST taste them.

Thank Giwrgos T
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Right under our hotel (and right in the exit of Jaume I metro station) is this lovely place. A showcase of all the sweet pastries you can imagine, easily pass as a French pastry shop. Stopped there in the mornings for a Jamon-Iberico (Sausage) sandwich...More

Thank doronip
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

After a visit to the museum around the corner I stopped in for a look at this pasty shop- it has a fantastic window display. The pastry is as good as it looks and the service was quick (take a number) and the staff was...More

Thank MvStory
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picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 15 13 56
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Description
La Colmena is one of the oldest cake shops in Barcelona. For more than a century it has delighted "Placa de l'Angel" square, where it is located, with it's fragrant aroma of home-made candies and cakes. The exact date it was founded is unknown, but we do know that its original name was "Ca l'Abella". In 1849 Rosendo Abella had the shop in the street "Bajada de la carcel" (the prison slope) now called "Baixada de la Llibreteria" (Bookshop slope), situated just in front of the current location. In 1872, the Costa family purchased the business, moved to the current location and changed the name to La Colmena. But maintained both names at the front of the building. Later, the shop changed owners from "Morato i Sant Pera" in 1912 to "Chocolates J. Camps" in 1921. Finally, in 1927, Josep and Francesc Roig Manubens bought the business which is now run by the grandson, Josep Maria Roig. Toni Roig, Francesc's great-grandson and Josep Maria's son, makes the candies following the same recipes and methods centuries ago, like many other traditional Catalan pastries and cakes
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