10 Feb Barcelona traditional shops Tour
Our hotel is located in one of the most central and historic areas of Barcelona, close to some of the most emblematic traditional shops in the city. Discover in this post the secrets of these shops that you will be able to enjoy during your visit to Barcelona by staying at Hotel Arc La Rambla.
Barcelona is a city that stands out, historically, for its commercial activity. Today there are still shops that have more than a century of history. From Hotel Arc La Rambla we propose you to make a trip back in time visiting these shops that have kept their spirit intact through the years.
1. La Colmena
La Colmena is a bakery that has been sweetening Barcelona for more than a century. Back in 1849, Rosendo Abella had the patisserie right in front of its current location. In 1968, the Costa family bought the business, moved it to Plaça de l’Àngel number 12 and renamed it La Colmena.
Cakes, sweets and a wide variety of 100% handmade products are some of the products that you can taste in this traditional Catalan bakery.
2. El Rei de la Màgia
El Rei de la Màgia is another of
Barcelona’s most popular traditional shops. It’s a shop with more than a century of history and an authentic sanctuary for magicians.
The shop is located in the centre of Barcelona, at 11 Princesa Street, and has a theatre and a museum at number 15 Jonqueres Street.
In the shop you can find all kinds of magic items, both for beginners and for senior students of Hogwarts.
The museum is made up of objects of all kinds (cards, handkerchiefs, wands…), while in the theatre you can enjoy magic shows for all audiences.
Visiting “El Rei de la Màgia” is an ideal plan and an unbeatable opportunity to immerse yourself in a magical world where anything is possible.
3. El Cafè de l’Òpera
Cafè de l’Òpera is one of the most outstanding traditional shops in the city.
It is a café-restaurant located on La Rambla that opened at the beginning of 1929 and has never stopped its activity until today. It is considered a historical heritage site of the city.
Frequented by people from different countries and different cultures who have left their essence in coffee, visiting it is a trip to 20th century Barcelona.
Cafè de l’Òpera is an ideal opportunity to learn some of the best kept secrets of the city of Barcelona.
If you are interested in visiting these emblematic shops, Hotel Arc La Rambla is the perfect hotel to stay in Barcelona thanks to its excellent location.
Do not hesitate to ask us for more information and come and meet us.