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Dolceria De La Colmena

Placa de l'Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 15 13 56
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
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“meringues” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
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Spanish, Delicatessen
Placa de l'Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything looks good there, but the most important point for me: I found in Dolceria De La Colmena piñones marzipan, or panallets! I was looking for it in many places, but only this dolceria has it and of the good quality.

Thank Irina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very much surprised by how good the sweets were that I bought to be eaten later in my hotel room. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Icedancer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On February we visited this "Dolceria" and we decided to visit again because of the excellent quality of the products and the servicial staff. I like to buy the cookies in a decorated metal box because it is an outstanding present for friends once I...More

Thank Pedro Julián H
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

After seeing the picture window facing the plaza full of sweet delights, I had to go inside. They have a wide variety of cookies, chocolates, merengues and other sweet eats. I bought 2 each of 4 different cookies. Everyone I (we) ate back in my...More

Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I love the Merengue from La Colmena. They are just great. Coffee , chocolate, lemon,... I cannot say which one is better. 😋

Thank Yuthopy22
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Since the sweets was yummy last time in this shop, we went there to get some of candies. Their taste is simple and not too sweet. Can't wait to get some soon!!!

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The sweets here must come directly from heaven and be it in the afternoon or any other time the day: a stop here is mandatory to grab some of the precious delicateties offered here genuinely handmade and sold with pride.

1  Thank Fabian K
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I chose 5 kinds of Marzipans and they were very tasty, a few were very unique. The place is in the placa, but the full name is on the side, in the street around the corner.

Thank Lonplon
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever I come to barcelona my first visit is here to have a tasty bocadillo (French bread with cheese or ham or the typical Spanish chorizo sausage) and this heavenly ametlla sweets . One of the best pastelerias in the world and I ve seen...More

1  Thank Hubert716
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I went to this place thinking it was the best bakery in town due to all the raving comments but in the reality it is a very small place, yes has good products however not as expected. In Barcelona there are far more beautiful and...More

Thank Adriana M
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
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Sono disponibili opzioni senza glutine?
20 February 2017|
Response from SILVIA R | Property representative |
Hola, si habbiamo prodotti senza gluten ma lo facciamo nella stessa cuccina. Meringa, cioccolato... grazie
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa de l'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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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