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.
The Museu de la Xocolata pays tribute to the culture of chocolate in Barcelona and Catalonia. Its 600 m2 of gallery space will take you on a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and spread throughout the world as an almost-mythical, magical product with a great symbolic, cultural, economic and nutritional value that is part of our collective imagination.
The aroma of chocolate will waft through the museum from the entrance to the Bean to Bar, the museum’s artisan chocolate shop.
The museum offers its visitors a wide range of activities and workshops to explore the culture and secrets of chocolate. From children’s and family workshops to tastings and pairings and even birthday parties for tiny tots. All of this in the convent of Sant Agustí: a unique place, steeped in history.
- Address: Comerç, 36 (cantonada Pl. Pons i Clerch) - Antic Convent de Sant Agustí.
- Town: 08003 Barcelona.
- Phone: 932 687 878
- 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, from 10am to 3pm. January 1st & 6th, December 25th & 26th closed.
- Services: Guided tours, café and shop.
- Free admission children under 7 years old.
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