Cereria Subirà | Barcelona Bus Turístic

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Cereria Subirà

Barcelona’s oldest business

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Crossing the threshold takes you 200 years back in time to when the city’s oldest candle maker was established in the centre of Barcelona. Cereria Subirà, an emblematic Barcelona business, has preserved its original lavish decoration.

Why visit Cereria Subirà?

Barcelona’s oldest candle maker was established in 1761 on Carrer dels Corders, where it remained for almost a century before moving, in 1847, to Baixada de la Presó, 7, now called Baixada de la Llibreteria, very close to Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Cereria Subirà has been declared a Barcelona Emblematic Establishment because it has maintained its original luxurious decoration, which features an imperial staircase, presided over by two iron sculptures of female figures, in addition to cupboards, shelves, drawers and doors with their original polychrome work. The business, which has been owned by three families, has belonged to the Subirà family since 1939 and is the main supplier of candles to the Sagrada Família. Jordi Subirà, its proprietor, is also the president of the Association of Candle Makers of Catalonia.

 

How do you get to Cereria Subirà?

Hop off at the Barri Gòtic stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic to get to Cereria Subirà.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? There are only three historic candle makers left in Barcelona and all three are located in the Old Town. They are Cereria Gallissà, Cereria Abella and Cereria Subirà. Their main customer is the Sagrada Família, even though they have adapted to the times and now also produce candles with contemporary designs.
  • Local’s tip: If you are in the area, pop in for a look. Sometimes you can see the chandlers working on their candles!
  • A must: For lovers of historic shops. This chandlery forms part of the city’s Emblematic Establishments.