From the cocoa bean to the white, black or brown chocolate figurines that represent a large number of monuments and celebrities, the Barcelona Chocolate Museum (Museu de la xocolata in Catalan), traces the history and culture of chocolate through documentary films, machines used and workshops.
Located just a few metres from the Ciutadella Park, in the del Born district, the Barcelona Chocolate Museum is a very interesting outing for the little ones, where children, in addition to admiring some of their favourite chocolate heros such as Beauty and the Beast, the Smurfs, Tintin, Asterix and Obelix or Lionel Messi, will be able to take part in workshops such as making chocolate sweets and lollipops.
Every year, one of the rooms of the Barcelona Chocolate Museum is dedicated to an international competition where many chocolate sculptors exhibit their work.The chocolate figures in these exhibitions, whose theme changes from one year to the next (cinema, Antoni Gaudi...), contribute to the renewal of the temporary exhibitions.
Tickets for the Barcelona Chocolate Museum can be purchased on the official website "museuxuxocolata.cat"; once purchased, you will receive an email that you can print or present at the entrance. The prices of the Chocolate Museum vary from 4 to 6 € depending on age and status .
Manual activities for both children and adults must be reserved in advance for the most part.
On the official website of the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona you can find out the schedule of manual work and prices.
The visit to the Barcelona Chocolate Museum, which lasts a little over half an hour, begins and ends at the museum shop, which is also a bakery, where you can have a coffee break among a few pairs of bakers, and a lot of souvenirs in many different forms: bars, little eggs, boxes of chocolates, lollipops, and many more.
The first souvenir you will take with you is the originality of the entrance to the museum, which is nothing more than a bar of chocolate.
Barcelona's triumphal arch, a monument entirely designed in red brick by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, symbolizes the gate that led to the Universal Exhibition of 1888. Nowadays, this gate gives you access to the Parc de la Ciutadella.Barcelona triumphal arch
For a guaranteed change of scenery in the heart of Barcelona, the 17 hectares of the Parc de la Ciutadella, strewn with museums, gardens, and the artificial lake of the Arc de Triomf at the Barcelona Zoo, offer beautiful walks to reach the Olympic port.virtual walk in the Ciutadella Park