Chocolate Museum Barcelona

Barcelona offers its visitors the possibility of knowing much more about the cocoa temptation!

Are you a sweet-toothed person? If so, the Chocolate Museum Barcelona - Museu de la Xocolata in Catalan - is the perfect place for you. This museum tells you everything about chocolate. It is a private museum which was opened in Barcelona in 2000, at Carrer Comerç 36. It is in the neighborhood of El Born, on the ground level of an old barracks and very near the Zoo of Barcelona.

The museum aims to develop a project to prove that chocolate is much more than a delicious snack. Since ancient times, chocolate has had a very important role in human history and it is a highly prized good. It has been the sweetest gold which men have used as a bargaining chip and the sweetest addiction of any human being.

The Chocolate Museum Barcelona is divided into different rooms which are dedicated to all aspects related to chocolate. The museum gives its visitor the chance to go back to the origins of chocolate and its later arrival in Europe. It also informs about the myth of chocolate, its aphrodisiac and medicinal properties and its nutritional value. Special attention is paid to Easter eggs and the typical Catalan chocolate craft Monas, originally created in Barcelona, which godparents give away on Easter Monday.

Furthermore, the museum offers a wide range of workshops in which children are the special guests and can learn how to work with chocolate and become expert patissiers. There are special activities for all the family, too.

Visitors are also invited to take part in all kinds of cultural activities which take place in the Barcelona Chamber, including concerts of classical music and theater. You can also learn about chocolate-making machines from old Catalan factories, as there is a room focused on that.

Since the opening of the museum, it has housed iconic pieces of chocolate. The many displays of chocolate sculptures include various well-known Barcelona buildings, famous characters and illustrations from various stories. For example, the statues of Ben-Hur, the Sagrada Familia by Gaudi and the cute albino gorilla, Floquet de Neu.

What is more, have you ever dreamed of celebrating your birthday surrounded by a chocolate environment? The Chocolate Museum Barcelona makes your wish come true. You can invite your friends to an original chocolate party in the museum! For further information, visit the Chocolate Museum Barcelona website.

Harriet Freeman,
travel specialist in Europe and general interest in tourist spots in Barcelona, Costa Brava and Sitges. Have a look at my website: Ok Barcelona apartments