Barcelona's Chocolate Museum
Activity: Museu de la Xocolata (The Chocolate Museum) Metro Stop: Arc de Triomf. Cost: 6€/adult, under 7 free. Hours: 10-7, closes early on Sundays.
This was a fun little museum near Parc de la Cituadella and The Picasso Museum. The entrance is actually a chocolate shop with nice bathrooms. We only spent about 30 minutes here, but when you factor that the chocolate bar was the entry ticket, I would say it was well worth it. Inside, you’ll find the typical displays about how chocolate is made. We’ve been to a LOT of chocolate museums because it’s kind of our thing. We don’t drink alcohol, so we sample chocolate from every region.
You’ll also find a ton of giant chocolate statues including a chocolate lizard and a chocolate Pieta. At first glance, I thought it was a bit disrespectful to see crucified Jesus made of chocolate. In Spain however, they make chocolate statues to celebrate Easter, so the subject matter wasn’t as odd. See if you can spot the chocolate Sagrada Familia too!
At the end of the museum there were a few rooms where it looks like people were taking classes on how to shape and decorate chocolate. We saw a mix of kids and adults. That would be super fun to sign up for if you are in Barcelona for a while and you have a little extra cash on you.