Museu de la Xocolata - Barcelona's chocolate museum

Museu de la Xocolata – Barcelona’s chocolate museum

The Museu de la Xocolata is a strange Barcelona museum – strangely delicious! 

You see, Xocolata means chocolate.  And to me, good chocolate is a key ingredient of a great vacation.  If you like chocolate, the Museu de la Xocolate in the La Ribera district of Barcelona will add to your vacation enjoyment.  

Barcelona museum of chococate


The museum shows how the cocoa bean is transformed into chocolate in different historical eras.  You’ll also learn about chocolate’s place in history and how it has been represented in media and advertising.  Chocolate is used in ways that are hard to imagine and the place is littered with amazing chocolate sculptures.

barcelona chocolate museum

At the end is the best cafeteria in Barcelona, the chocolate cafeteria.  It’s really a gift shop but I think it has enough fresh chocolate to be considered a chocolate restaurant.  Forget tapas and raciones.  Have chocolate for lunch and dinner!  You’re on holiday.  No one will know. 


"What goes on inside the Museu de la Xocolata cafeteria stays inside the Museu de la Xocolata cafeteria." 

Except for being closed on Tuesday, the Barcelona chocolate museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm and on Sundays, 10 am to 3 pm and only costs pocket change to get in.

Located in the La Ribera district of Barcelona, the chocolate museum is a short walk from the metro stations.  The Barcelona chocolate museum is also an easy walk from the Parc de la Ciutadella (where the Museu de Zoologia and Museu de Geologia are located).  A few streets over heading towards the Barri Gotic dstrict is the Museu Picasso.

Address: Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona

If you are looking for a Barcelona museum that all of your fellow travelers will like, consider the Barcelona chocalte museum.  It has a wide appeal because everyone loves chocolate.