Museu de la Xocolata
Museu de la Xocolata
3.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Museum visitors learn about history of chocolate: its symbolic, cultural and economic significance and nutritional value. Children will enjoy numerous chocolate statues.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 6 min walk
  • Arc de Triomf • 7 min walk
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  • s209travel
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting!
    I would not have known about this place had a friend who lives in Barcelona not recommended it to me. This is a small museum, but totally worth it! Tickets are in the form of dark chocolate bars - clever and creative! You'll learn about the history of chocolate (in Spain) and see amazing chocolate sculptures. Then, when you're done, you can explore the small store and have some drinking chocolate.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 20, 2023
  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,071 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwhelming
    Little museum with some interesting facts and chocolate sculptures. Costs 6 euro and you're given a tiny chocolate bar as your entry ticket. There are three little videos to watch about the history. Honestly not sure it was worth it. Cafe/ shop was pricey too. No samples and you dont see any choclate being made. Was very underwhelming.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 21, 2024
  • TravelKat21
    Bel Air, Maryland297 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chocolate ticket
    We purchased tickets as part of the Barcelona Family card. Easy transaction and your ticket is a chocolate bar to scan for entry. There are several stations for learning about the history of chocolate (in 3 languages), videos, displays, equipment, and more. We liked the sculptures. Afterwards we enjoyed some chocolate (for purchase) at the cafe. WC is very tiny but free for customers.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 26, 2024
  • joe-chicago-23
    Chesterfield, Missouri1,247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating history
    After purchasing our chocolate bar ticket for scanning, we proceeded to learn all about the history of cacao and chocolate. There are three videos to watch, plus numerous displays. Many chocolate sculptures to see. In the end, one can purchase chocolates that are sourced to a variety of countries.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 29, 2024
  • francosmedeiros
    Cincinnati, Ohio2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth stopping in and sampling
    A neat little museum that is very clean and organized. There are a few dozen amazing chocolate sculptures, good history of chocolate, and a delightful cafe and gift shop. I’d give 5 stars if all the displays had English (including the artworks) and if the museum had WiFi so that even those without good cell signal (or local data plan) could enjoy the audio guide.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2024
  • Deborah P
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chocolate and History - A Yummy Stop in Barcelona
    Want to down exquisite thick hot chocolate after learning about the history of chocolate? This is the place for you! We visited this museum after the Pablo Picasso museum that is only a few blocks away and it's calm was very welcomed. Your ticket is a small dark chocolate bar (very yummy) and inside you can enjoy incredible chocolate sculptures and videos on the history of chocolate. I highly recommend watching all of the videos. Their gift shop was a pleasant surprise with their accessible prices. Their café is full of chocolate goodies. I highly recommend getting something to dip into the hot chocolate because its thick consistency is not easy to down for those of us used to American hot chocolate. I learned this the hard way. Highly recommend this as a nice, cool place that allows you to take a breath while still learning something.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 22, 2024
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111AnJ111
London, UK239 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
The experience was... an experience.
At entry, there is no information about where to get tickets from. There is only what seems to be a food sector's cashier. Well, it is the place to buy tockets from, too.
After I was sold a chocolate with a QR code, I was explained in Catalan about how I was to enter.
Mind you, I do not speak Catalan, and I barely understand a few phrases of Spanish. I communicated in Englosh with the lady, but she insisted on doing all the important things in Catalan.
I liked the idea of the chocolate-ticket, but I am confused as to why it had the Canadian maple leaf on the package.

Once inside, there are multiple sections with panes explaining curious facts about the history of the cocoa tree, seeds, and about chocolate as a whole.

Out of the three visualisations, only two rooms worked.

The chocolate structres were confusing to me, some had exceptional details, the others paled in comparison.
The memory game is fun, but too small, so it's easy and quick.

The shop is lovely and has many exceptional choices.

The WC is terrible, I went in to wash my hands and decided to run away and use a wet hanky outsode.
Written February 12, 2022
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Deborah P
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Want to down exquisite thick hot chocolate after learning about the history of chocolate? This is the place for you! We visited this museum after the Pablo Picasso museum that is only a few blocks away and it's calm was very welcomed.

Your ticket is a small dark chocolate bar (very yummy) and inside you can enjoy incredible chocolate sculptures and videos on the history of chocolate. I highly recommend watching all of the videos.

Their gift shop was a pleasant surprise with their accessible prices. Their café is full of chocolate goodies. I highly recommend getting something to dip into the hot chocolate because its thick consistency is not easy to down for those of us used to American hot chocolate. I learned this the hard way.

Highly recommend this as a nice, cool place that allows you to take a breath while still learning something.
Written June 22, 2024
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Elsbeth D
21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The documentation, displays, antique equipment were well laid out, singed in several languages including English The building looked interesting architecturally. Just don’t go inside if a school trip coincides with your time. My rating doesn’t reflect the information, displays or fragrance in the museum. It is only due to the loud, raucous behaviour of 45 students shrieking and yelling, They seemed to enjoy the echoes. Sadly their teachers or chaperones were more interested in their own conversations than ensuring other visitors had a pleasant visit.
Written April 13, 2023
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Homer S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I would have given a pass for the pretty underwhelming “museum”. And I have gotten use to different service standard levels in Spain. But the lady who checked us in was obnoxiously dismissively rude for a simple transaction of purchasing four tickets. Unbelievable
Written October 23, 2023
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s209travel
Pittsburgh, PA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I would not have known about this place had a friend who lives in Barcelona not recommended it to me. This is a small museum, but totally worth it! Tickets are in the form of dark chocolate bars - clever and creative! You'll learn about the history of chocolate (in Spain) and see amazing chocolate sculptures. Then, when you're done, you can explore the small store and have some drinking chocolate.
Written October 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rafaela0108
Crete, Greece56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Not worth visiting at all. The only thing that it was worth, it was the gift which was given to us with the seven euros ticket. A small bar of chocolate 🍫.
The exhibits are only some machines. And chocolate statues.
The projectors were not working and the museum was just a walking tour of 10 minutes. The shop is ok, and expensive. Bought some chocolate varieties, expensive but tasty.
Written July 11, 2024
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TravelKat21
Bel Air, MD297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We purchased tickets as part of the Barcelona Family card. Easy transaction and your ticket is a chocolate bar to scan for entry. There are several stations for learning about the history of chocolate (in 3 languages), videos, displays, equipment, and more. We liked the sculptures. Afterwards we enjoyed some chocolate (for purchase) at the cafe. WC is very tiny but free for customers.
Written March 26, 2024
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,071 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Little museum with some interesting facts and chocolate sculptures. Costs 6 euro and you're given a tiny chocolate bar as your entry ticket. There are three little videos to watch about the history. Honestly not sure it was worth it. Cafe/ shop was pricey too.

No samples and you dont see any choclate being made. Was very underwhelming.
Written January 21, 2024
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Tulip MP
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Short and sweet, no pun intended. Learned a lot in a small amount of time, excellent displays though obviously some need to be updated (Darth Vader needs to be replaced, yuck). Don Quixote was incredible. The displays with information and maps were excellent. The prices for the chocolate were good too and the hot chocolate was unlike any other I’ve had in my life, seriously amazing. Sat outside in the courtyard and enjoyed watching the chocolate making process in the kitchen. Very nice staff.
Written July 21, 2023
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joe-chicago-23
Chesterfield, MO1,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
After purchasing our chocolate bar ticket for scanning, we proceeded to learn all about the history of cacao and chocolate. There are three videos to watch, plus numerous displays. Many chocolate sculptures to see.
In the end, one can purchase chocolates that are sourced to a variety of countries.
Written May 29, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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