Museu de la Xocolata

Museu de la Xocolata information

Barcelona , Spain
Address
Street Carrer del Comerç 36
Telephone
+34 93 268 78 78
Getting there
metro Jaume I
More information
www.museuxocolata.cat
Prices
adult/child under 7yr/senior & student €5/free/4.25
Opening hours
10am-7pm Mon-Sat, to 3pm Sun & holidays
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Lonely Planet review

Chocoholics have a hard time containing themselves in this museum dedicated to the fundamental foodstuff – particularly when faced with tempting displays of cocoa-based treats in the cafe at the exit. The displays trace the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe, and the many myths and images associated with it. Among the informative stuff and machinery used in the production of chocolate are large chocolate models of emblematic buildings such as the Sagrada Família, along with various characters, local and international.

Kids and grown-ups can join guided tours and occasionally take part in chocolate-making and tasting sessions, especially on weekends. Alongside the Gothic arches of what remains of the convent’s one-time cloister is a pleasant cafe-bar, the Bar del Convent (open 10am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 11pm Friday, Sunday, 1pm to midnight Saturday) – particularly good for people with children. Kids often play football in the cloister grounds, and there are children's books and toys in the cafe itself. You enter at Carrer del Comerç 36.