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Museu de la Xocolata

Museu de la Xocolata

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.


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General details


Address: Carrer del Comerç, 36 - Antic Convent de Sant Agustí (08003). Barcelona
Phone: 932 687 878
Web site: www.museuxocolata.cat
Opening time: Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 3pm. | Closed: January 1st and 6th, December 25th and 26th.


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Accessibility details


The museum is fully adapted for wheelchair users and provides activities and tours adapted to the needs of visually impaired visitors.

In addition to the guided tours, the museum offers chocolate tastings and chocolate figure-making workshops, which are suited to all kinds of visitors.
Visual impairment
Tactile materials, such as cocoa beans in their different stages, tools, etc., are used during the pre-booked guided tours for schools, groups or individuals.
Guide dog Tactile elements
Hearing impairment
Although the museum is suitable for deaf people because the exhibition layout is easy to understand without any special devices, it is important to point out that the museum does not offer tours or activities in sign languages. The many audiovisual displays are not subtitled.
Motor impairment
The museum premises, including the café, are fully accessible.

The accessible entrance is on Carrer Princesa, not via the main entrance on Carrer Comerç. This door is open from Monday to Friday, but at weekends you will have to notify a member of staff to open it.

The museum has adapted toilets.
Cognitive impairment

Last update: 18/01/2016

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