One of our favourite museums in Barcelona, especially for the little ones, has got to be the Chocolate Museum, whose official name in Catalan is el Museu de la Xocolata. Promoted by the Barcelona Confectionery Guild with the aim of promoting and teaching the history and benefits of chocolate, a visit to the museum is perfect for all fans of cocoa and chocolate, as well as anyone travelling with kids.
Another great thing about the museum is the location, as it is situated in part of what was Sant Agustín Convent, which is also the headquarters for the Photographic Archive of Barcelona (where they organise small but very interesting photo exhibitions) and where the Sant Agustí Civic Centre is located, where you can visit the outside patio and admire part of the original building.
What is there to see and do at the Chocolate Museum?
The museum is divided up into 8 rooms where the visitor can discover the world of cocoa and chocolate. As you go through the museum, you learn about the origins of chocolate, its use and what it represents in different cultures. You can smell different types of cocoa, find out about the countries that produce it, the plantations and process of making the grain to turn it into the product that is loved by so many, chocolate. The explanations on the information boards at the museum are in English, Spanish, Catalan and French.
CHOCOLATE, A BRIDGE BETWEEN CULTURES
ART AND CREATION
PÂTISERRIE AND CHOCOLATE
SHOP – CAFETERIA
Although you can buy tickets on the same day at the ticket office at the Chocolate Museum, if you buy tickets online you get a 5% discount. To access the museum you just have to show the receipt which you receive when purchasing the ticket online.
The Chocolate Museum constantly has activities on, most of which are aimed at kids including fun family activities and activities for schools.
Let’s Discover Chocolate is one of the best activities for children aged 0-3 years old where they are told about the origins of chocolate before playing a series of games where chocolate plays a key role.
For adults, many of the various activities are related to every type of cooking course with a focus on making sweets where the main ingredient is chocolate and, of course, they finish with a tasting of what you’ve made.
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From Monday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 19:00 (From 15 June to 15 September the museum is open until 20:00).
Sunday and public holidays: from 10:00 to 15:00.
Closed: 1 and 6 January and 25 and 26 December.
Precio de la entrada
General admission: €6
Reduced: €5.10 for children (7 – 18 years) and students.
Discounts: groups over 15 people, students, retirees, holders of Carnet Jove or TresC, etc. We recommend you to get more information at the ticket office before buying the ticket.
Free: under 7s and Barcelona Card.
How to get there
Metro: Arc de Triomf (line 1) und Jaume I (line 4).
Bus: lines 39, 40, 42, 51, 120, H14 und H16.
By foot: If you are walking around the area of La Ribera you can easily get there by foot, or if you are in the centre of Barcelona or in La Barceloneta it is a longer walk.