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Casa Gispert

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Address: Sombrerers 23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933 19 75 35
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One of those unexpected finds - a step back in time. Good quality dried fruit , nuts & oils . Delicious local specialities - such as almond paste balls wrapped in toasted pine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Hannah B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

One of those unexpected finds - a step back in time. Good quality dried fruit , nuts & oils . Delicious local specialities - such as almond paste balls wrapped in toasted pine nuts . If you love your stomach , well worth a trip :)

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Thank Hannah B
Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I'm amazed that such places still exist today. This is a nice-little shop for spices, olive oil, nuts, vinegars, chocolate and other local specialties, with an old-world charm. The place has a vintage feel, and it is unfair to the place to not stop and check out everything on display. There are ingredients that you will feel compelled to buy... More 

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Thank Anu108
Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Step into this store and back in history. This store was a source for the citizens of Barcelona of all the great things being imported from the colonies. The roasted almonds are amazing as well as the chocolate dipped almonds. Super fun store.

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Thank LakeHighlandsMom
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a terrific spot, a wonderful place to buy gifts to bring home for yourself and others. In business since 1851, and conveniently located in Barcelona center near Santa Maria del Mar church, Casa Gispert is full of spices, coffees, teas, chocolates, sauces and other treats.

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Thank jltchs
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place is so special, walking into it its like being transformed into a charming old era. The wonderful smell of roasted nuts and spices and ..... stimulating all our senses! The owners were all very warm and friendly, making our shopping trip an unforgettable experience.

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Thank ratzap
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Needless to say, after being in business for so long, the staff is bi-lingual and very helpful. Best dried fruit I think I have ever found. The coffee is roasted and ground right there. Reasonable prices and a must visit if you are in the Old City. The aroma of this shop is marvelous.

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Thank 315David303
Niles, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This shop traces its roots back a century and a half. It has a huge assortment of nuts and teas and spices. It is a treat just to walk and take a deep breath. Other reviewers mention the roasting machine in the back and that is another reason to stop by. Make sure you take one of their business cards... More 

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Thank Chris L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We stopped here during a cycling tour of Barcelona and we loved it. Cute little shop with fantastic history. We were shown their roasting machine by an entertaining host. Had a delicious Horchata drink and purchased a few different types of nuts. Recommend a visit.

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Thank TrippinMonkey
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This store has been in business since 1851 and, in addition to selling a variety of wonderful nuts and fruits, they will show you the old roasters that they use to impart such great taste to their products. Friendly service, too.

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Thank DougS51
Lewisburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Stopped in for some fresh roared nuts and ended up buying an assortment of nuts, spices and tea. The shop is a throw back to another time and place and is really worth visiting. Loved the old fashioned oven and scale.

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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