Museu de la Xocolata

Museu de la Xocolata, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Museu de la Xocolata Reviews: 3.5/5

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
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Museum visitors learn about history of chocolate: its symbolic, cultural and economic significance and nutritional value. Children will enjoy numerous chocolate statues.
Suggested 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 • 8 min walk
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Jessica R
Denver, CO58 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This was just ok. The videos on the history of chocolate were good but the chocolate sculptures have seen better days. The actual chocolate you buy there was good. My kids ran through this quickly (20-30 min) after the Picasso museum….
Written June 9, 2022
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Arin
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK452 contributions
Nov 2021
I got free entry to the museum with the Barcelona Card, and it's just as well that I didn't pay for it. The museum is mostly a collection of chocolate statues, half of which are decent. The audioguide is about enjoying chocolate with all five senses, which isn't what I wanted out of a museum. It doesn't touch on the history of chocolate, how it's made, nothing like that. However, the chocolate sold at the gift shop is absolutely delicious. There's an enormous range of bonbons in flavours I'd never even considered! I would recommend visiting to buy chocolate, but don't bother with the museum
Written November 17, 2021
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burls1
Sacramento, California419 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
This is a fun little museum and you can be in and out in less than an hour. We enjoyed the history of chocolate and the sculptures made from cocoa products.
Be sure to visit the gift shop and order a Barcelona Hot Chocolate. This is a thick and rich delight, so order a small or get a croissant for dipping.
Written March 20, 2014
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111AnJ111
London, UK202 contributions
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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Steven T
Seattle, WA1,801 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
You won’t be wowed by the museum which has underwhelming visual exhibits about chocolate but if you allow yourself to read the accompanying written summaries for each exhibit you’ll learn much about the history of chocolate. Your ticket is literally a chocolate bar which is a plus. The museum is attached to what appeared to be an active working culinary school specializing in sweets/pastries. You’ll be able to watch class (when in session) through glass walls.
Written February 21, 2019
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Seeking True Quality
Europe3,011 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We have visited this charming little museum in the afternoon, after a day full of overwhelming experiences - and it was quite relaxing. It has good mixture of more academic exhibits - panels presenting the history of cocoa from the Aztecs to Europe, tools and machines to manufacture chocolate - and a funny collection of sculptures and scenes made of chocolate - Asterix and Obelix, Lucky Luke, Beauty and the Beast, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Saint George bringing home the dragon he killed and the maiden he rescued... After the visit, there is a pastry shop, to sample this fine delicacy!
Written May 13, 2017
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Claire J
Woodhall Spa, UK164 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
This was a real surprise. I loved the fact your ticket was made of chocolate and it was really interesting and fun. A real find and right next to other museums so we didn't have to take a extra trip to get to it. Real value for money.
Written March 15, 2015
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RaquelMoniz
Ponta Delgada, Portugal115 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We were so excited to visit the museo de la Xocolata, specially our kids, but it was the worst visit ever!
Resuming a corridor with some chocolate statues. We have seen more and better in chocolate houses. We were expecting something wow since its a museu!
6€ per adult, Not worth it. Better save it amd buy chocolates.
Written April 12, 2019
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Mouseie
Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
We were looking forward to this museum as chocolate is a love in my life.
There are three two minute movies telling the history of chocolate which we heard not a word as hoards of unruly and unsupervised children screamed and overran the facility. I went to the managers office to complain telling him that if this is a museum he should control the patrons. I told him I would report my experience to tripadvisor. This pompous, self important twit shrugged and said SO WHAT!!
Written July 1, 2014
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ATL-Travelbug
Bend, OR79 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Just skip the "museum" as I am honestly shocked they can charge an admission. The subject matter drew me in and it was such a waste of money. There isn't much to look at and the few things there are silly.

Spend the entry fee in the attached shop instead and call it a day. But, in total honesty, there are better chocolate shops tucked away in the Gothic Quarter but the museum shop is easy to find and has some lovely chocolates for purchase.
Written January 31, 2019
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