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Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate museum offers a whole world made out of chocolate, ideal for big chocolate lovers. Here you can learn about the origins of chocolate, how it arrived to Europe and how it popularity spread.

The Museum

Chocolate, situated between myth and reality, is the only star of the show in this museum. The museum explains its medicinal and aphrodisiac properties, its nutritional value and the various methods used to make it. Barcelona has a special historical relationship with chocolate. Its port was one of the main entry points of the product from America. It also has the oldest chocolate makers in Europe, dating back to 1777.

The love Barcelona has for chocolate shows itself in many ways through out the exposition. For example: Lluis Santapa created las “monas de chocolate” (chocolate sculptures) in 1947, without realizing he had started one of the most characteristic activities of Catalan chocolate making of the century. Today, these sculptures have turned into an emblematic product for Catalans.

One week before Easter Monday, parents in Catalonia traditionally give their children chocolate sculptures, because of this, the chocolate shops decorate their windows with the best of their sculptures, and compete with each other to exhibit them. Some of these sculptures could be a chocolate model of a building, a famous person or cakes with chocolate figures.

Chocolate Tour

The tour will start at the Museum of Chocolate, at that moment, you will get an overview of how chocolate is made and how it came to Spain.

During this tour, you will visit the best chocolate shops in town. The only thing you have to do is relax and enjoy the chocolates in each of its distinct flavor.

You have the possibility to try chocolate in the following shops: Oriol Balaguer, Xocoa, Cacao Sampaka and the Japanese label Ochiai. Every individual piece will live up to the expectations of every chocolate lover.

The costs for the tour is 40 €. It includes the entrance fee to museum, tasting of chocolate in every shop, travel costs such as the metro when travel from one shop to another, and one drink. The tour will approximately last two hours.


Telephone

932 68 78 78

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm


Admission


Individual admission: €4.30 Group admission (15 or more people): €3.50 The Chocolate tour + Museum fee + Chocolate tasting + Transportation is 40 euros

Address

Carrer Comerc, 36, 08003 Barcelona.

Metro

L4, stop Jaume I.
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