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"Chocolate Museum"

Chocolate origins in South America, cultivation & arrival in Europe. Mythical & medicinal properties, nutritional values & traditions of chocolate consumption.

Address: Carrer del Comerc 36, Barcelona. 08003

Summary of prices for Chocolate Museum

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual 6.00 Euros Students, Over 65 years, 5.10 Euros
Child Free For under 7 Years
Group/Family Ticket: Group/Family Ticket: 15+ People, 5 Euros per person.
Notes: located in historic building.
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About Chocolate Museum

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The Chocolate Museum (Museo de Xocolata) is located in a building of the site of the former Sant Agusta Monastery. The museum explains the origins of chocolate in South America and the history of its discovery, cultivation and arrival in Europe. The Museum also explains the mythical properties, medicinal properties, nutritional values and traditions of chocolate consumption.

After the war of succession, the monks were moved out and the monastery became part of the citadel fortress. The building that is the chocolate museum is actually the old army barracks of the citadel. The relationship with chocolate and the Army is that chocolate was prescribed as a food ration 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 garrisoned in the citadel, chocolate was commonly eaten. The halberdier corps (Monarchs personal bodyguard) was enviously known as the chocolateros, because, they were a pampered, elite corps and consumed a great deal of chocolate.

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

The chocolate museum incorporates a confectionary school - Escola de Pastisseria del Gremi BCN, with large glass viewing windows into the classrooms. This is much more than a museum, offering a range of activities and workshops for all age groups.

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Visiting Chocolate Museum

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Barcelona Chocolate Museum opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00h to 19:00h

Sunday and holiday's: 10:00h to 15:00h

Closed: Monday's

Getting To Chocolate Museum

Nearest TMB Metro is arc de triumfo on the red (L1) line and on the Renfe RODALIES train network. Also Estacio de Franca on the Renfe RODALIES and REGIONAL is nearby.

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