The Colmado Quílez is an institution in Barcelona, a historic 200 m2 shop that opened in 1908 as a confectionery and later became a grocery store. The Colmado Quílez was the first store in Barcelona that imported Scotch whiskey or in which you could buy condensed milk. A part of the current name (Colmado Quílez) comes from 1940 when two partners, Julián Quílez and José Pícara, acquired the establishment. Lafuente was added to the name in 1974 when the store was bought by Andrés Lafuente. The Lafuente Group was founded in Barcelona in 1951. Since then, three generations of the Lafuente family have offered the best brands of wines, spirits, sparkling wines and national and international distillates.
What can you buy at the Colmado Quílez?
The Colmado Quílez is a winery and gourmet shop. They offer all kinds of high quality packaged food products. In its counters and showcases you can find 200 water brands, 245 types of oil, more than 1,000 brands of whiskeys, 3,500 wines from more than 100 appellations of origin, 300 beers, a large number of canned products from Galician Rias, coffees, vinegars , sweets, sausages, national and imported cheeses, teas, asparagus, smoked, caviar, foies, sparkling wines and spirits from around the world.
Opening hours of the Colmado Quílez
- From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Closed sundays
Lafuente Group stores
The Lafuente Group owns 7 stores: five in Barcelona (in the streets of Juan Sebastián Bach 20; Fontcoberta 6; Ferran 20; Rambla de Catalunya 65 and Aragó 241), one in Sant Cugat del Vallés (on Cerdanyola Avenue, 8 -10) and another in Madrid (on Ayala 3 street).
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L2, L3, L4 Passeig de Gràcia
Bus: H10, V15, 7, 22, 24, Tourist Bus (blue and red routes, stop Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies)
Train: Passeig de Gràcia