Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Caelum, a Wonderful Treasure in Barcelona

There is this little place in the Gothic quarter in Barcelona that is quite unique. And I think it’s more of a secret than the obvious tourist attraction. I like to call it a treasure, because it really is special.

I heard about it from a friend, who used to go there with her Catalan boyfriend for dessert after a typical Spanish lunch. (What I am trying to say is that she heard it from a local, I don’t think this is the 
typical place a tourist finds!?)

From the outside it looks like any bakery set in beautiful premises, located on a corner where one narrow street split into two new narrow streets.


But it’s not like any bakery. First of all, the baked goods for sale are made by monks and nuns from  different monasteries around Spain. That already makes it special, doesn’t it?


But there’s more. The lower floor of the café, were medieval Jewish baths in Barcelona. Brick walls, high ceilings, dimly lit by candles, people respecting the atmosphere by talking in a lower voice, rather than the normal ’competition of talking the loudest’! The atmosphere is so calm and it really is a sanctuary, a nice place to unwind from the busy city.


There is also a little sale for you to be able to take the cakes and sweets home. 
See? Treasure!

Caelum can be found at Carrer de la Palla 8

10 comments:

  1. Sigh....my hotel was in the barri gotic. Thank you for sharing! On the list for my next visit! :)

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  2. Uten tvil en treasure! Her kunne jeg blitt en stamkunde:-) Lurer på om jeg har sett dette fra et reiseprogram fra Barcelona?!

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    1. Nei så morro om du har det! Det har ikke jeg :P kanskje det er mer kjent enn jeg tror hehe.

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  3. That's lovely! Ive never heard of this place and will look out for it next time I am up in town. Hope your new life is still feeling exciting! Kate x

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    1. It's quite nice, I love the atmosphere in that lower floor. And thank you, yes I am enjoying it all very much! x

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  4. I'm thinking of visiting Barcelona in January...I think I will HAVE to see this place. Especially because my sweet tooth tells me to!

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    1. Now that you have tried Norwegian pastries, lets see what you say about these if you ever make it there. I don't really want to admit it, but they didn't really make a woohooow-impression on me... But the place is still very nice and special :)

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  5. Oh my...I miss Barcelona and its little treasures all over. :) So need to go back and discover this place now. :)

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  6. Heaven! I'm making a mental note of all the things we have to do when I finally make it over to Spain! xoxox

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