Welcome to the Subira Candle Shop, where we have been crafting candles and promoting the traditional methods of working with wax since 1761.  

You are sure to find a suitable candle for every occasion. We invite you to experience a multitude of shapes, textures, colors and aromas.

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Stories of the candle shop

The Cereria Subirà is a store with a long history and many stories. Here you'll find some of them, in addition to information about everything that happens in our shop. Stay tuned...

La Cereria Subirà

The oldest existing candle shop in Barcelona was founded in 1761 by the candle maker Jacinto Galí. After his death Martí Prat, the manager of the business, bought it and expanded in partnership with his sons. The rebuilding of the old part of Barcelona at the beginning of the past century made it necessary to tear down many buildings, including the one in which the candle shop was located. The business was moved to its current location, abuilding built and luxuriously decorated in 1847 as a clothing shop, known as La Argentina. The candle business occupied the shop without changing the original decoration, with its double stairways flanked by two female statues holding gas lamps. The shop still maintains its original appearance. After the Spanish Civil War, in 1939, a candle maker from the town of Vic, took over the business. His descendants have continued to make and sell candles until the present day.

Cereris Subirà Carrer Llibreteries

Jordi Subirà at the waxworks, 1956

Cereria Subirà Obrador

Pablo Despatx textile shop, engraving 1850

Cereria Subirà Antiga botiga despatx

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Cereria Subirà

Baixada llibreteria, 7
08002 · Barcelona

933152606 • 649496845

How to get

Barcelona Bus Turístic


monday to saturday
from 10 am to 8pm

sunday closed