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The Chocolate Museum (Museum)
El Museu de la Xocolata (The Chocolate Museum in English) is one of the most unique museums in the city of Barcelona. It is a museum owned by the Barcelona Confectionary Guild and is dedicated solely to chocolate. An absolute paradise for those with a sweet tooth.
The Sweet Story of a Museum...
The museum opened in 2000 as a small business of guild members. This museum offers a journey through the history of chocolate, and in doing so, it's main objective is to promote the appreciation of chocolate and confectionaries, as well as be recognized as a new and original cultural project in Barcelona.
The building chosen by the confectionary guild is a historic building, the old covenant of Sant Agustí, located in what was the historical artesian trade centre of Barcelona, the area of La Ribera. It is located on Carrer Comerç, which literally means Commerce street, lots of chocolate would have passed through here and formed an essential part of the diet for citizens of upper-class Barcelona during the 18th century.
A place for Sweet-tooths
The museum offers a journey throughout the history of chocolate, from its origins as a spicy drink of the Mesoamerican civilization to its current use as one of the most consumed luxury products in the world.
There are also a large number of activities available at the museum, primarily focused on schools, but also with others for adults, like the pastry courses. Everyone can participate and learn the most delicious chocolate related secrets and recipes.
There is also a shop where you can buy all types of delicious confectionaries, as well as T-shirts and other merchandise.
- Where: Carrer Comerç 36, El Born, Barcelona.
- How to get there: Metro - Jaume I (L4) or Arc de Triom (L1). Buses - 14, 39, and 51
- Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 19:00, Sundays and Public Holidays - 10:00 to 15:00. There are special extended opening hours during summer (from mid-June to mid-September).
- Prices: Single ticket - €5, Group ticket - €4. Discounts for seniors, students, and disabled visitors. Free entry to under 7s and holders of the BCN Card.