Chocolate Museum BarcelonaMy rating: 3 stars+ For families with little chocolate fans.
- Sure, you can see the history of chocolate here and look at figures made of chocolate, but you would expect more! How is chocolate made? Can you try some? And some of the figures could do with some restauration…
Last updated: 27 Feb 2020 | Celine Mülich
Price of admission: 6 Euro, reduced price 5 Euro (Groups over 15 persons) 5,10 Euro (students, seniorcitizen, unemployed) free admission for children under the age of 7, first Monday of a month
BarcelonaCard: free admission (buy online) Audio guide: no Tours: Activities can be booked through the Homepage of the museum
How to get there: L1 (red line): Arc de Triomf; L4 (yellow line): Jaume I
And what's there to see?
When you go to a chocolate museum, you’ll want to try some and see how it’s made. Right? Unfortunately, that’s not exactly what you get in this case.
You’ll learn a lot about the history of chocolate – where it originally came from, and how the cocoa bean is processed. However, the individual steps from bean to chocolate aren’t explained in any great detail.
You also won’t be able to try the many kinds of chocolate that do exist, at least not here. However, you do receive a bar of chocolate (your ticket, in fact), which is very tasty.
The museum features sculptures made of chocolate instead. Some of them are masterful works of art with intricate carvings and structures, some others are well-known animated characters.
Photogallery of the Chocolate museum
A history on the Choclate Museum
The museum itself is located in the old monastery of Sant Agustí. In the 18th century, this building was used as a barracks for a while, and the soldiers were deeply connected to chocolate – every soldier received chocolate for breakfast. And the King’s personal guard was known as the “Chocolateros” due the amount of chocolate they ate.