Chocolate Museum

Museo del Chocolate by Gratis in Barcelona

In the old and historical building of Sant Agustí Monastery on the Born Quarter is located the very popular Chocolate Museum.

On the centruy 15th, the chocolate were discovery on America and bring at Europe trhought the Barcelona’s port, from where it was distribuited over all Europe. The chocolate had a very important role in the economy of Barcelona.

On the 18th century the Bourbon army was a fan and a big consumer of chocolate. Each militar had to eat chocolate in their menu according to the ordinances. The monarch’s bodyguard and the halberdier corps were known as the “chocolateros”, because they, as elite corps, consumed a great quality of chocolate.

Here you can learn the history of chocolate, how it arrived to Europe and what status in our country it has taken. Also, you can learn about the nutritional value and medicinal that it has.

On the chocolate museum, the smell of chocolate is everywhere in the air and an you will crave for the piece that you received at the entrance.
Of course there is also a museum shop where you can buy chocolate and favour someone special at home with it.

Entrance: You can buy the tickets in advance here: Tickets
Location: Carrer del Comerç 36, Barcelona (view map)
Metro: line 4 (Jaume I)


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