The Chocolate Museum opened its doors in 2000 on the ground floor of the former Convent of St. Augustine. It's a private museum, owned by the Gremi de Pastisseria de Barcelona, the city's pastry guild. It has a serious side - a scholarly history of how chocolate got to be such a passion-- but also a bit of whimsy - local architectural gems done up as chocolate miniatures. You get a morsel of chocolate when you enter and smell delicious chocolate throughout the museum. The museum's shop of course sells chocolates and the café hot chocolate. It has special events, workshops and tours. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays until 3 p.m.
By Metro, Line 1 to the Arc de Triomf or Line 4 to Jaume I.
Museu De La Xocolata, Barcelona, Spain