History and tradition
Planelles Donat is a family business dedicated to the production and sales of turrones, sweets, ice-creams and horchatas in the centre of Barcelona. In 2014, Planelles Donat was recognised as an emblematic landmark of the city of Barcelona.
Planelles Donat arose in 1954 from the union of two families dedicated to the production of turrón in Barcelona: the Planelles and the Donat. Even in 1850 the Planelles family already sold turrones in la Plaza Real. Later on, in 1870 they eventually moved to 9 Cucurulla Street. The Donat, previously settled in Trafalgar Street, moved to 25 Portal de l’Àngel Street in 1928. Over the years, the business has grown and now we have two more shops located in the same street.
An exclusive selection and a traditional method have made us a reference of quality in Barcelona.
Nowadays, the fifth and sixth generation are in charge of the family business. The knowledge and love for the product have been transmitted over generations and our main goal is to maintain the quality of our products.
The fair of Christmas products
Back in 1850, Planelles’ ancestors already sold turrón in the fair of Christmas products celebrated every year in Plaza Real and Las Ramblas.
Their market stall was located beneath the archway of Plaza Real. In 1868, due to the inauguration of the 1888 exposition, the city council decided to close down the fair, which might give an outdated image of the city.
In 1927 the Donats went to the Portal de l’Àngel 25, where grandfather Donat, to be able to have activity all the year and because he knew the job, began to make and sell; in summer, orchids and ice cream. That year, the workshop was bought at Carrer Montsió, where the orxates and turrones were made, and we are still there.
Opening of the online shop
In 2014, we got into the digital world and opened our first online shop in order to better satisfy the needs of all our clients.