Lifelong shops in Barcelona

Saturday 21 November 2015


Many of the oldest and most emblematic Barcelona shops have disappeared over the years, they lead into high end fashion brands stores. Barcelona’s oldest shops could soon be history. You can’t miss this lifelong shops guide  in Barcelona

1.El Palacio del Juguete

Carrer Capellans, 3

This store survives even before the Civil War. They began manufacturing wooden kitchen utensils, then they made wooden toys and finally, they’ve end up being An specialist toy shop


2. Antigua Casa Figueras-Pastelería Escribà

Carrer de les Floristes de la Rambla, 83

This shop was opened by Jaume Figueras to make and sale pastries. Together with different local artists, they painted and install a glass Mosaic in the facade. This shop’s facade became the most original and it’s still preserved today. It was Escribà family, the actual owners, who rehabilitated it in 1986


3. Colmado Múrria

Roger de Llúria, 85

This historic commercial establishment opened in 1898 as a coffee roaster and rolled wafer manufacturer under the name “La Puríssima”. Now it belongs to other owners and it’s a food store. It preserves the original interior and exterior decoration, such as the Cash register furniture and the counter, among other things.


4.Camisería Bonet

La Rambla, 72

Founded in 1890, with a wooden facade that leads to the mezzanine floor, where it was the workshop. Currently, the owner isn’t the Bonet family an isn’t a haberdashery shop, became a shirts store for tourists.


5.El Ingenio

Carrer Rauric, 6

This shop opened in 1838. This company specializes in manufacturing party items as carnival figure with oversize head, papier-mâché figures, costumes and joke articles. They still have shelves and cupboards of the time and sometimes you can visit the old workshop..


6. Farmacia A. Bolós

Rambla Catalunya, 77 – València, 256

There isn’t nothing more beautiful and curious than a pharmacy with their old utensils, you have to look for an excuse to go there.This old pharmacy still has decoration from 1902: the doors with stained glass and woodwork, windows and murals of the time.


7. Panadería Sarret

Girona, 73

This bakery was founded in 1898 by the Sarret  family and in the 70’s passed to the Vidal family. Maybe it’s one of the few bakeries in Barcelona where the bread is still done in a traditional way in a artisan stone oven. You should taste the walnut bread.


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