Can Culleretes | Barcelona Bus Turístic

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Can Culleretes

Barcelona’s oldest restaurant

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A restaurant with a Modernista atmosphere that has been serving meals for more than 200 years. Can Culleretes, which specialises in Catalan cuisine and products, is Barcelona’s oldest restaurant.

Why visit Can Culleretes?

Can Culleretes is Barcelona’s oldest restaurant and Spain’s second oldest. It was established in 1786 (earlier than the French Revolution) to sell sweets and since then it has never closed.

In the late 19th century it was bought by Tito Regàs, a well-known Barcelona restaurateur, and he transformed it into a restaurant. He installed large chandeliers, three large murals depicting views of the city and six panels undertaken in Catalan ceramics by the Modernista artist Xavier Nogués, which are now on display at the Barcelona Museum of Ceramics.

Now the restaurant, which since the mid-20th century has been managed by the Agut Manubens family, specialises in market cuisine and Catalan products, served in a setting that evokes the Modernista period, where you can also admire hundreds of photographs of the famous people who have eaten at the restaurant.

 

How do you get to Can Culleretes?

Hop off at the Plaça Catalunya stop, which is the start and end of the Blue Route and the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic, or at the Colom – Museu Marítim stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? Tradition has it that the restaurant took the name of ‘Can Culleretes’ (House of Teaspoons) because it started out serving hot chocolate with cream. It was so popular that its waiters constantly had to ask for more teaspoons to meet demand.
  • Local’s tip: Don’t leave without trying the cannelloni, the speciality of the house.
  • A must: To enjoy Catalan gastronomy in a family setting.