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8 reviews of Caelum

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Old jewish baths

Caelum (“sky” in Latin) is a space where you can share and enjoy delicacies, liquors, and wines produced in monasteries or according to traditional recipes.

The exterior of Caelum grabs your attention as you walk down Palla St. (the exact address is Palla 8).

The delicacies and other tempting treats in Caelum’s window displays are interesting and invite you to take a closer look. Once inside, the aroma is floral, the atmosphere relaxing, and the decoration simple and natural. All of this comes together to make an agreeable and appetizing place.

I’d recommend it for people who want to take a break during their route through the Jewish neighborhood to rest up and gather their strength.

The space is divided into a shop area at street level where you can buy the treats and another area for eating in the lower room. In the cellar, Caelum still maintains the original architecture which seems like it was once a Miqvé, or Jewish bath.

It’s believed that the space was destined to be the women’s bathing area and the men’s bathing area would have been situated in what is now the S’Oliver shop on BanysNous 10.
Iria Sabela Crespo
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Heaven in a bun

Caelum (“heaven”) is one of those places that exudes serenity and beauty. When you enter, you get an almost spiritual feeling. It greets you in the same way a cathedral does.

With a style of decor that reminds me of Provence, Caelum is the type of place that you just can’t miss if you’re exploring the center of Barcelona. I recommend taking the time to enjoy their monastery-sourced sweets (especially the “suplicaciones,” “suspiros de monja,” and “yemas de San Leandro”), their flavorful teas, and a glass of fine wine.

But above all, it’s a clam and peaceful place where you can have a lively conversation or a secret rendezvous, something unusual in this day and age where many places insist on playing the music as loud as possible.

It’s divided into two floors: the top is home to the sweet shop and exquisite delicatessen and the crypt is where you can eat and feel transported to another world.

It manages to be family-friendly and fun while at the same time elegant and discreet. It’s a good place to enjoy with a significant other, friends, or family. It’s in my top 10 in Barcelona.
Dónde vamos Eva
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A treat for the senses

In a corner of Barcelona’s Gothic neighborhood, you’ll find this little place dedicated to the enjoyment of sweets, coffee, tea, and relaxing conversation.

Don’t hesitate to stop by; there’s an upper floor and lower floor which has a buffet of sweets so you can choose exactly what you want. I hope you like it!
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At the time, caelum was a revolution ...

At the time, Caelum was a revolution in Barcelona, ​​for its innovative concept: a store that sold only products made in convents and monasteries and in which you could also try these products. Not only that: The premises occupied what was once a Roman bath in the Gothic quarter of the city, near the Jewish quarter. Access from the street was very brief and underground space was provided with lighting with candles, mirrors and air of medieval refectory. Success was immediate. Since then ten years have elapsed and the business has expanded dramatically to triple its space and invading the entire corner where is situated. The offer is the same convent sweets, teas and a few other monastic origin spirits in a rested, held, that invites quiet conversation. However, the initial success has taken its toll: The place is always chock. What was once a well kept secret, now appears in all the guidebooks ... To get to the table, pass strictures, as space, despite winning on the surface, have not done in amplitude. Sweets are good, but expensive ... Despite this, and that is no longer the 'spiritual retreat' was before, is still a good alternative for a drink in the area and a curiosity worth seeing. From Barcelona, ​​to heaven. Sorry, the Caelum ...

En su momento, Caelum supuso toda una revolución en Barcelona, por lo innovador de su concepto: Una tienda en la que solamente se vendían productos elaborados en conventos y monasterios y en la que también se podían degustar estos productos. No solo eso: El local ocupaba lo que antes era unos baños romanos en el barrio gótico de la ciudad, cerca de la judería. El acceso desde la calle era muy escueto y en el subsuelo el espacio estaba dispuesto con una iluminación a base de velas, espejos y aire de refectorio medieval. El éxito fue inmediato.

Desde entonces habrán transcurrido unos diez años y el negocio se ha ampliado notablemente hasta triplicar su espacio e invadiendo la totalidad de la esquina en que se encuentra situado. La oferta es la misma: Dulces de convento, tes y otras pocas bebidas espirituosas de origen monástico en un ambiente reposado, recluido, que invita a la conversación sosegada.

Sin embargo, el éxito inicial ha pasado su factura: El local siempre está de bote en bote. Lo que antes era un secreto bien guardado, ahora aparece en todas las guías turísticas…Para llegar hasta la mesa, hay que pasar estrecheces, ya que el espacio, pese a haber ganado en superficie, no lo ha hecho en amplitud. Los dulces son buenos, pero caros…

A pesar de esto y de que ya no sea el ‘retiro espiritual’ que era antes, sigue siendo una buena alternativa para tomar algo en la zona y una curiosidad digna de verse.

De Barcelona, al cielo. Perdón, al Caelum...
Jano Montano
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"Delights and other temptations of mo...

"Delights and other temptations of Monasteries" is the advertising slogan of this curious shop located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of Barcelona, ​​in the basement of a building on the corner of the streets Banys Nous and Palla. This is a shop where you can buy deli products: All kinds of wafers, pastries and sweets made in a home and craft from all cloistered monasteries and monastic sites of the peninsula. They also sell chocolates, truffles, pralines, candied fruit, aromatic wines and spirits, etc.. Annex to the store has a cafe where you can try these products accompanied by coffee or tea (midday meals also). The atmosphere is very quiet, lit with dim lighting, a large lamp hanging from the ceiling, mirrors, distressed wood furniture ... But most impressive is in the basement with stone walls, as this is where were the ancient Jewish baths for women, called "mikvah".

"Delicias y otras tentaciones de Monasterios" es el reclamo publicitario de este curioso local ubicado en el corazón del barrio judío de Barcelona, en los bajos de un edificio que hace esquina con las calles Banys Nous y de la Palla. Se trata de una confitería donde se pueden adquirir productos delicatessen: Todo tipo de obleas, pastas y dulces fabricados de forma casera y artesanal provenientes de todos los conventos de clausura y lugares monacales de la península. También venden chocolates, trufas, bombones, frutas escarchadas, vinos y licores aromáticos, etc.

Anexo a la tienda tiene una cafetería donde se pueden degustar estos productos acompañados de un café o un té (a mediodía también sirven comidas). El ambiente es muy tranquilo, iluminado con luz tenue, una gran lámpara que cuelga del techo, espejos, muebles de madera envejecida... Pero lo más impresionante se encuentra en el sótano, con paredes de piedra, ya que es donde se encontraban los antiguos baños judíos para mujeres, llamados "mikva".
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Cafeteria great for relaxing after ea...

Cafeteria great for relaxing after eating. It offers a wide selection of coffees, teas and sweets. These can also choose them from the sideboard where they are exposed daily (not self-service). It is decorated so cute to classic style "doll house".

Cafetería estupenda para relajarse después de comer. Ofrece una amplia carta de cafés, tés y dulces. Estos puedes elegirlos también de un aparador donde están expuestos a diario (no es self-service). Tiene una decoración muy coqueta al más clásico estilo "casa de muñecas".
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A disaster

Last week I went to have tea at this place and I was surprised the lousy service: since I ordered my drink until I served it's been 15 minutes, so when it came I was undrinkable after spending so much time in the kettle. I mentioned it to the manager, who declined all sorts of responsibility and 3.20 euros CONRO me crap undrinkable. Oh, and do not ask the book claims, because according to them they have. Honestly, in Barcelona there are places much better.

Un desastre

La semana pasada fui a tomar un té a este local y me sorprendió el pésimo servicio: desde que encargué mi bebida hasta que me la sirvieron pasaron 15 minutos, por lo que cuando llegó el te estaba imbebible tras pasar tanto tiempo en la tetera. Lo comenté a la encargada, que declinó toda suerte de responsabilidad y me conró 3.20 euros por una porquería imbebible. Ah, y no pidan el libro de reclamaciones, porque según ellos no tienen. Sinceramente, en Barcelona hay lugares muchísimo mejores.
Eva Clara
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Sweet buensimos

Sweet buensimos

Dulces buenísimos

Dulces buenísimos
Sarah Sioli
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Information about Caelum

Caelum Phone Number
+34 933 026 993
+34 933 026 993
Caelum Address
De la Palla 8, 08002 Barcelona, España
De la Palla 8, 08002 Barcelona, España
Caelum Opening Hours
mon 10:00 - 20:30
tue 10:00 - 20:30
wed 10:00 - 20:30
thu 10:00 - 20:30
fri 10:00 - 23:30
sat 10:00 - 23:30
sun closed
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