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Museu De La Xocolata

General Information

Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum) is one of the popular attractions of Barcelona. It is not one of the most famous attractions, but it is definitely located in the top 20 attractions of the city.

Many tourist visit this museum but it is not as popular as Sagrada Familia, Museum Picasso or the Gothic Quarter. This attraction is highly recommended for families that visit the city with children, because of the chocolate, but also for couples that are on a romantic getaway (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona and Romantic Vacation in Barcelona).

Most visitors combine their visit to the museum with a tour that includes the El Born Quarter, the Ciutadella Park or Museu Picasso. Because it is an indoor attraction it is a great choice to visit during the hottest hours of the day and then continue exploring the rest of the city when the temperatures are lower.

The Museu de la Xocolata in Barcelona is located in a red brick building in the La Rivera district near the El Born area. Like many other sites in Barcelona, the building itself used to be a monastery and has undergone many reincarnations until it became the city’s famous Museu de la Xocolata.

Museu de la Xocolata was established as an initiative of the Catalan Bakers and Chocolatiers and is intended to increase the cultural and gastronomic value of the most important tradition of Spain – the chocolate tradition (for additional information – Food in Barcelona).

The museum exhibits through large video screens, signs and interactive information systems, which tell the story of the long process that takes place on the cocoa, from the picking stage to the amazing market design that is seen in many corners of the city.

In addition, there are small chocolate models of famous attractions in the city, such as the Gothic Cathedral, the Sagrada Familia and the Olympic Park. It is one of the nicest attractions that Barcelona is offering to the visitor. Definitely recommended after visiting all the mandatory sites of the city.

Tips and Recommendations for Visiting Museu De La Xocolata


  • It is recommended to combine your visit with nearby sites such as the Ciutadella Park, the Museu Picasso or the Church of Santa Maria del Mar
  • The museum is especially recommended for children (but not only!), they will enjoy every minute spent among the chocolate figurines (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona). 
  • Entrance to the museum is free for the disabled tourists (but not for the accompanying person). For more information on tips for tourists with disabilities, visit our page – Accessibility in Barcelona.
  • We recommend arriving to the museum by public transportation, the best way to get to most attractions in the city center is by metro. It is not recommended to transit inside the city with a rented or personal car if you are traveling solely in Barcelona; only if you are leaving the city then it is recommended to rent a car (additional information in our page-  Car Rental in Barcelona and Car Rental in Spain).
  • If all the chocolate in the museum got your appetite going, do not miss a visit to one of the world’s most prestigious shops – Bubo. Also in  this area are The Hofmann Patisserie and the Cal Pep Restaurant (for additional information – Restaurants in Barcelona).

Tips for Entering Museu De La Xocolata:

Tips for Events in Museu De La Xocolata:

  • Every Easter, the museum hosts the annual exhibition of chocolate sculptures (for additional information – Events in Barcelona).
  • The museum offers special workshops of one or two hours which are suitable for different ages and participation in them is not included in the ticket price. Those interested may wish to check the museum’s website.

Tips for Discounts to Museu De La Xocolata:

  • There are many deal cards that include a discount for this museum. For example those who purchased the Barcelona Card benefit of free entrance to the Chocolate Museum. We recommend looking at the many deals you can find for the museum prior to your visit.
  • Visitors in this landmark who owns the Barcelona Card Express discounts card are entitled to a discount in the entrance fee (for additional information – List of Barcelona Card Express Discounts).

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Useful Information

Getting there

L4 (yellow) – Jaume I station.


L120 to Pl Pons Clerch station.


Carrer del Comerç, 36
08003 Barcelona

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday:
10:00 -19:00

Official Website

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