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Museu de la Xocolata Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Museu de la Xocolata, C/ Comerc, 36, 08003 Barcelona Spain

    The Chocolate Museum is a dynamic facility promoted by the Barcelona Confectionery Guild and located in the former Sant Agustí monastery. It provides a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and its spread as an element between myth and reality, its medicinal properties and nutritional value, relating tradition with the future and forming part of our collective imagination.

 The Chocolate Museum is located in a historic building that already had a relationship with chocolate: in the 18th century the Bourbon army was a fanatical consumer of chocolate and, according to the ordinances, chocolate was present on the menus of the 18th-century military academies: “For breakfast each cadet and company officer shall be given one and a half ounces of chocolate with a quarter of a pound of bread...”. When the troops were in barracks, acting as garrison, chocolate was also commonly eaten. The halberdier corps, the monarch’s personal bodyguard, was enviously known as the “chocolateros”, because, as they were a pampered, elite corps, they consumed a great deal of chocolate.

 Since the age of discovery in the 15th century, chocolate has played a role in the economic and social fabric of Barcelona. Along these lines, Barcelona port acted as a starting point for the sale and distribution of the product all over Europe.

 In addition, the first workshop that transformed drinking chocolate into a solid product is recognised to have existed in the city at the end of the 19th century.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I expected more interactive opportunities and possibly more chocolate! The entrance using a small chocolate bar was promising but after that there was quite a bit of reading about cocoa and history of chocolate. I didn’t find it hugely memorable

    Thank ruthcU54
    Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

    Small museum of arts created in chocolate. It’s perhaps more an exhibition than a museum because most is spent on displays of chocolate sculptures than actuality telling the story of chocolate. Anyway the kids loved it and it was a nice break away from the...More

    Thank wiii2016
    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    Not really sure who would find this a good place to visit with kids... there is no interactive things.. its just reading the history of how chocolate was made... no fun factor.. no excitement for them.. the chocolate sculptures in the glass cages were fairly...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Fudge6
    Reviewed 21 June 2019 via mobile

    Feeling totally ripped off. Staff were extremely rude (manager included). We weren’t advised that there were no activities that day or we would have chosen a different day and time. When we asked we were talked too very rudely and interrupted by the staff on...More

    Thank LesleyG734
    Reviewed 21 June 2019 via mobile

    Don’t waste your time in this tourist milking rip off operation. Small room with some poor chocolate statues. Activities not available unless booked ahead. We complained and asked for a refund but were given short rude no from the director.

    Thank davidgY4047WF
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