The Museu de la Xocolata was set up in the year 2000 as an initiative of Barcelona’s Confectioners’ Guild, and is housed in a building of great historic importance, the former Convent of Sant Agustí in Barcelona.
In addition to disseminating the culture of chocolate and its associations with Barcelona and Catalonia, the 600 m2 exhibition space of the Museu de la Xocolata traces the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe, and its semi-mythical status. Visitors can find out about its medicinal and aphrodisiac properties, its symbolic, cultural and economic significance and nutritional value, something which links tradition with modernity and forms part of our collective imagination.
The Museu de la Xocolata also has a wide range of activities and workshops on offer for all the visitors and there is also the possibility to hold birthday parties for the little ones.
- Address: Comerç, 36 (cantonada Pl. Pons i Clerch) - Antic Convent de Sant Agustí.
- Town: 08003 Barcelona.
- Phone: 932 687 878
- Web site: www.museuxocolata.cat
- How to get there: metro L4 stop Jaume I. and L1 stop Arc de Triomf.| Bus: 39, 40, 41, 42, 51, 120 and 141.
- Opening time:
- Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 3pm. January 1st & 6th, December 25th & 26th closed.
- Services: Guided tours, café and shop.
Customer services provider: MUSEU DE LA XOCOLATA