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The Chocolate Museum is a real treat that everyone can enjoy, especially gourmets (and of course if you're a little greedy too!). It was opened in 2000 by a small company consisting of members of the Barcelona Confectionary Guild. It's still located in El Born in Cuitet Villa, and it offers visitors a journey through the history of chocolate. Did you know that the earliest known form of chocolate was in an ancient spicy drink by the Mesoamerican Civilisation?
This historic building has always been somewhat linked with chocolate. In the 18th century the Bourbon army was an avid consumer of chocoalte and ensured that chocolate was listed on all menus of the military acadamies. "For breakfast each cadet and officer will be given one and a half ounces of chocolate with a quarter of a pound of bread". Interesting, no? You can find out more about the history of the building at the official Chocolate Museum Barcelona website.
The museums occupies 600 sq meters and delves into the origins of chocolate, the culture of this wonderful food, the manufacturing process, and also more about chocolate consumption in the modern world. In addition, you will also see fun and interesting figurines made from chocolate, some in the form of famous Barcelona landmarks like Camp Nou, and the dragon of Park Guell, and other internationally known characters like Lucky Luke, Asterix, Bambi, and Spongebob Squarepants.
One of the best things about this museum is the large number of activities you can take part in there. There are workshops for children of all ages, from toddlers to those in secondary education. There is even an activity called "Artists of Chocolate", which will teach the basic techniques for artistically manipulating chocolate to your will. For adults there are activities like how to pair wine and champagne with chocolate , which has a price of only15.20 euros, or 100% Dark , a tasting session designed to stimulate your senses with tastes and smells. p>
Oh! And don't forget to stop by in the shop where you can buy unique chocolates like chocolate with olive oil,Catalan Creme, Chocolate with raspberries or orange and many other types.
- Address: Carrer Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona
- Telephone: +34 932 68 78 78
- Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 to 19 h, Sundays and public holidays 10 to 15 h
- Prices: An individual entry costs €4.30 and a group entry (15 or more people) costs €3.50 each. You can view more information like discounts and free entries on the official website
- Website: Official Chocolate Museum Barcelona Website (available in English)