The history of Caelum is unique. It’s a little piece of ‘heaven on earth,’ a place at which to travel back in time, discover old forgotten secrets and taste traditional artisanal recipes. To create such a place, the owners visited several monasteries throughout Spain and discovered the special philosophy that monks and nuns live by. They aim at creating this sense of spirit. In their original cellar, you can discover where the draft beer made by monks is served.
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La Basílica Galería
Recently opened in a new location in autumn 2016, La Basílica Galería is a cabinet of curiosities. In addition to hosting contemporary jewellery, photography, art and accessories, it is the largest niche perfumery space in the world. With a perfect eye for detail, owner Pedro has created a whimsical space where someone like Alice in Wonderland would lose herself in. One of their niche perfumes, such as ‘Scent on Canvas,’ makes for a great souvenir.
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Shopping here is like taking a step back in time to the days when this shop was originally opened, in 1843. Fully renovated in 2011, Santa Eulalia has remained one of the hottest shopping spots in Barcelona. From leather totes to sunglasses and everything in between, you won’t be able to leave this store empty handed. If you fancy a break from the large crowds of shoppers, there is even a café on the top floor where you can enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee on the terrace overlooking the beautiful city.
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This small, welcoming shoe store sells only the best brands in handmade footwear. The shop was inspired by Rafi Balouzian’s Cydwoq brand, a handmade shoe brand that highlights the designer’s world-class craftsmanship and design. When the shop was first opened in 2009, this was the only brand the shop sold. Since then, the store has welcomed two more unique, handmade brands: the Italian De Valerio and the Catalan Deux Souliers. This boutique is full of quality products and offers you the chance to purchase the best handmade shoes in Spain.
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