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Museu de la Xocolata

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Museu de la Xocolata

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Visit this off-the-beaten-path Antoni Gaudí home on a self-guided tour of Casa Vicens. While less visited than some of Gaudí’s other Barcelona masterpieces—such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell—touring this historic house provides a deeper insight into the acclaimed architect. Plus, unlike Gaudí’s more crowded attractions, you can take unobscured photos of the building's unique architecture without hoards of people getting in the way.
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Marius S wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
money paid for nothing, there is nothing inside, but some banners with written text that you can find on google.
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Date of experience: March 2020
WilmaMcDermid wrote a review Mar 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom41 contributions4 helpful votes
As soon as you pay to get in you are given a free bar of chocolate which acts as your entrance through the gate if you scan the barcode on the label. Then after your tour round all the exhibits you can buy chocolates or have something from their cafe or do both. Although you don't get to see how they make the chocolate like they do in Bruges it's still quite good to visit.
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Date of experience: March 2020
MikeKHyde wrote a review Feb 2020
Hyde125 contributions95 helpful votes
You cannot just drop in here as a family with young children. Anyone under 12 will just find it boring. That's why the Museum goes out of its' way to advise the visitor that if you want to participate in any of its' activities - workshops,chocolate tasting, lollipops workshops etc... - you must book in advance. I got bowled over by a party of young kids aged between 5 and 12 because I stood between them and the museum kitchen where the workshops take place. It is only this part of the museum that will appeal to children directly and it is obviously over-subscribed. This is first and foremost a museum that describes how the cacao bean was discovered, how it became important over the centuries,how countries fought over controlling it and how it became the "chocolate" that we know today. Making the assumption that the museum is just about the taste of chocolate and why children might like it because of that, is more a product of careless parenting or people with too much of a sweet tooth. So bear that in mind when you look at the "terrible" reviews as there is a lot to read and digest here if you want to learn about chocolate and how it has become part of our social and culinary landscape. The museum has tried to make the story of chocolate user-friendly and fascinating but it will not hold the attention of a precocious child who just wants to eat it.Where it comes from,how it was made in the past contrasted with how it is made now,how it was and is marketed - all of this is presented with fascinating audio-visual tableaux. If any child or teenager walks past the dioramas showing the faithful representations of literary characters such as Don Quixote,Asterix and Obelix,Tintin and his fellow adventurers - then you know that they suffer from a deeply-flawed upbringing. Then there is a section that shows the antique machinery used in the making of chocolate and photographs of the "chocolatiers" who have made Barcelona a centre of chocolate excellence. There is also an area that shows works created for the Annual Chocolate Sculptures Contest and it is here that you are viewing the creative skills of these artists. This is truly at the other end of the spectrum from the production line of Cadbury's "Dairy Milk" bars. Stick around for the video that shows how a reproduction of Thomas the Tank Engine is made from chocolate. Then you realise that the chocolate bar that you used to get into this museum is not just made from any chocolate. When you are done with the museum, you exit into the coffee shop where there are on sale a truly mind-boggling selection of flavoured and pure chocolate products made especially for the museum. It might seem expensive but you are not buying "ordinary" here. You are buying a piece of Barcelona's culinary history. It is to be savoured not gorged. A note of caution,don't be seduced into buying a large cup of hot chocolate from Barcelona with what looks like a simple chocolate croissant,unless you are truly ravenous and intend walking around Barcelona for the rest of the day. I shiver at the memory of how many calories they contained- but then, I was on holiday.
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Date of experience: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Emily J wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Wish I could rate it 0 What a crock of sh*t , totally boring, lasted 2 minutes and wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy.
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Date of experience: February 2020
icecreamguru wrote a review Jan 2020
Wodonga, Australia614 contributions113 helpful votes
This is rather educational if you want to earn more about one of many people's favourite foods! There is a good reason for MX to be in Barcelona - this was the first port where chocolate was imported through into Europe. And the history of chocolate from that time to today is worth knowing!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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