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Dolceria De La Colmena

Placa Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 15 13 56
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meringues” (13 reviews)
“pastry” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
Spanish, Delicatessen
Placa Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 15 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 12 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
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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 2 May 2017 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 30 April 2017 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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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