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Fargas

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Address: Carrer del Pi 16, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933 20 03 42

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Extraordinary Chocolate

No where in the world have I had more exquisite chocolate than from Fargas. They have been making the same chocolate in the same place for centuries. It is the greatest chocolate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

No where in the world have I had more exquisite chocolate than from Fargas. They have been making the same chocolate in the same place for centuries. It is the greatest chocolate anywhere, The shop itself is simple but nicely appointed, They have lovely displays of their works in the cases. My favorite thing is not in one of the... More 

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Thank PDXUncleDude
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

To be honest I was expecting bigger things from this shop, and was initially disappointed when I walked in a saw how small it is. But upon looking around I saw all the wonderful chocolate craft, which really made me marvel. It's so nice to see such an old institution still going strong! Here's a tip: buy the Catanies, which... More 

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California
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The best thing about this shop is that time-honored ambiance you get when you walk into the shop. I love establishments that is able to withstand the test of time, especially restaurants. It means that their food is constant and never changing, and people still comes back to. Like home. The minute you walk in, the smell is rich of... More 

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Thank Maria B
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

I loved this chocolate shop. It is beautiful and smells decadent when you walk inside! The staff doesn't speak English but they were very patient and helpful and shared several taste samples with me so that I could decide what I wanted. They packaged a beautiful box of a variety of chocolates I gave to my Mom. I am not... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Ate the most deliciously decadent chocolate ice cream at this beautiful store. The chocolates are ethereal. Don't miss this if you are in Barcelona!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

This place was recommended by a chef we visited in Barcelona and thankful for the recommendation. The chocolates we got were amazing! I would definitely recommend to stop in here for chocolates or sweets as it has been around a long time and you can see why! They do not speak very good English if any at all, so easier... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

A delicious step back in time. Traditional Barcelona high-end chocolate shop. Stop off on your way to Santa Maria del Pi. Let the kids go crazy and sample. Friendly staff.

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I happened to try these chocolates as l was leaving Barcelona, bought at their shop in the airport,and vowed to have them again while in the city, on my next trip. And so I have. The shop is quaint, pretty . The not-ideal customer service is not a reason to like or dislike/ it's the chocolates that matter. Remarkable. The... More 

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Thank Jane H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

I have been going to this shop for some years now, always to buy their catanies (praline covered almonds dusted in cocoa powder) and assorted chocolates. Quality is superior, and the ambience offered by the shop, very traditional, dignified and authentic, can only add to the experience. This is a must if you are in Barcelona's city centre and want... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

I was in Barcelona for a few days and my auntie asked me to bring her some lollies called Solano. I had no idea how they looked like, if they were packaged etc. I walked into Fargas and asked if they had Solano lollies; she pointed at some lollies, and so I bought some. It turned out that the lollies... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this 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 musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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