One of Girona's oldest ice cream parlours
Before the brand of La Jijonenca took over the local ice cream market, and long, long before franchises arrived with (pseudo) Italian names and cartoonish flavours, many Girona residents were used to queuing at Candela for their sweet treats. Located at the end of Rambla de la Llibertat, this was the first ice cream shop in Girona. And it wasn't just a summer destination to get ice cream: in the winter, locals went there to buy their Christmas 'torró' (a nougat-like bar). Opened by Victoriano Candela, it has survived a war, a dictatorship and the arrival of the Internet, but Candela is still as popular as ever. The shop continues to make high-quality torrons and sweets, and traditional artisan ice cream using the best ingredients. This is ice cream like it used to be.