Barcelona claims to have been the entry port of chocolate into Europe, based on the arrival of a 1520 shipment of cacao from Mexico. A Cistercian monk in the New World sent it to the Monasterio de Piedra in Aragón complete with a recipe for a chocolate drink. This little museum is full of historical and quasi-historical tidbits, but it’s really designed to make you crave chocolate. The first thing you see is a chocolate fountain, and even your ticket is a chocolate bar. Some of the chocolate sculptures are truly amazing—a Komodo dragon, a bullfight, soccer players, the Barcelona Zoo’s late and lamented albino gorilla (in white chocolate), and even a tableau of Sancho Panza and Don Quijote.
Museu de la Xocolata
Carrer Comerç, 36
Our Rating Hours Mid-Sept to mid-June Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, mid-June to mid-Sept Mon–Sat 10am–8pm Phone 93-368-78-78 Prices Admission 7.20€ adults, 6.25€ students and seniors, free under age 7 Web site Museu de la Xocolata
MapCarrer Comerç, 36 Barcelona
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