Cereria Subira
Cereria Subira
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 1 min walk
  • Liceu • 7 min walk
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Elizabeth H
Indiana, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This shop is amazing since 1761 selling candles. Amazing just to wander about and look at the beautiful selection and colors.
Written August 9, 2022
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Kimkf2014
Denver, CO284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a wonderful shop to visit when in the Gothic district of Barcelona. It is steeped in history. I just got back home and had purchased one of their scented candles, and I'm so glad that I did.
Written May 15, 2022
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Emily
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
So so cool! Really unique and beautiful designs, all really reasonably priced, and almost all of them are made in house, by the family, or within the local area. Has been owned by the same family for 4 generations and has been a shop since the 1700’s. They are really friendly and I had a really good chat with a woman whose great-grandfather owned the store. I will have to shop in their online store (bc no room in my suitcase) but I still felt very very welcome and no pressure even though I didn’t walk out with anything.
Written August 14, 2021
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Tracey C
Bournemouth, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This shop is a must if you love candles. It is the oldest shop in Barcelona. There was so much choice. My purchases were beautifully wrapped. Staff were very helpful.
Written July 28, 2017
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dnakason
Savannah, GA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Cereria Subira has been selling candles from different Barcelona addresses since 1761. Today they offer an amazing number of shapes, sizes, and, especially, the most vivid colors. Worth a visit just to see the interior (current building was a high-end 19th Century fabric store) and well worth the purchase of some candles. And yes, kid's birthday candles with pop culture figures are available.
Written December 28, 2016
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Sleenah
Kent, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
What a gem! If you're looking for beautiful or unusual presents or even just a unique and inspiring experience, go here. In fact, don't miss this gem of a shop. The shop itself is stunning, like something from Harry Potter or Dickens. The candles are unique; they have a factory 20km outside the city and in France and also a specialist artisan supplier from Poland.
I bought two beautiful Christmas candles, a wine glass with wine scented candle gel in it - so realistic - and a Minnie mouse candle for a Minnie fan. Something for everyone, no mistake!
A lovely woman served me and contributed to a super experience I will not forget.
Written November 18, 2016
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DimsBodnis
Kyiv, Ukraine887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Any time of candles you can imagine, any scent. Personally me, I do prefer small ones in metallic cans (olibanum, tobacco, applepie and sugar)
Written May 27, 2016
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Laimdota
Riga, Latvia139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
A local told me this is the oldest store in Barcelona (centuries). Simplistically - a candle store with origins clearly in serving the neighbouring cathedral. The interior is like a movie set, but most importantly the candles on offer are a very good buy!
Written August 23, 2015
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jacqqq
NCL / KUL318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Very surprised that this place is not listed in the travellers' Bible that is Tripadvisor.

Recommended to me by a denizen of this city, it is located just 3 minutes walk from Plaza San Jaume. Specialist candle makers originally and still providing to the churches in the city, you can see little old Spanish ladies coming in to buy devotional candles. The premise which dates back to 1761 is a nod to the Baroque era. Nowadays, Subira makes a really wide array of candles, both scented and non-scented.

Was a happy bunny having bought a bagful of candles of every shape and size which will compliment the decor of my beach home ! If only I bought more check-in luggage kg on my onward flight !!
Written July 28, 2015
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