Who we are

Caganer.com is a family business that has been handcrafting popular clay caganers, one by one and by hand, since 1992. It is based in Torroella de Montgrí (Costa Brava, Girona) and turns famous people from the world of politics, art, sport and fiction into caganers.

The collection is made up of 550 pieces and is growing year after year with the creation of new figures, mainly focused on current events. The caganer of Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Carles Puigdemont and Leo Messi, as well as the classic Catalan peasant with barretina, are the most sold figures by Caganer.com throughout its history.

Caganer.com's caganers, created by the Alós-Pla family, have the official distinction of Qualified Artisan Product (PAQ), awarded by the Consortium of Trade, Crafts and Fashion of Catalonia. They are figures created by them, painted in their workshop in Torroella de Montgrí and with local products.

In 2021 Caganer.com opened the first shops in the world to sell only caganers. They are located in Barcelona, in the Gothic Quarter (near Plaça Sant Jaume) and in the Born, in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. The aim of the new shops is to deseasonalise this Christmas figure and establish it as a souvenir for visitors who come to Catalonia throughout the year.

Its clay representations are not intended to be a mockery, but a tribute. From the very beginning Caganer.com wanted to make Catalan culture known all over the world and it achieves this year after year with the creation of figures of well-known characters in different countries. In the tradition of Catalan nativity scenes, the caganer is an endearing, inescapable and respected figure. As far back as the 18th century, there was no nativity scene without a caganer because it was believed that putting it up brought luck, health and peace of mind.  

The company has remained faithful to this tradition since 1992. In recent years it has experienced a growing internationalisation and distributes caganers all over the world from its website.