Barcelona is known as a great destination for those who love art, architecture, partying, sunny beaches and great tapas. But also, celebrating the delicious art of chocolate is a great deal in the capital the Catalonia region. There?s a great spot to visit on your next home swap in town.
The Chocolate Museum is located in the former Sant Agustí monastery, an historic building that related to chocolate since the 18th century: he Bourbon army was a fanatical consumer of chocolate and, according to the ordinances, chocolate was present on their menus. When the troops were in barracks, acting as garrison, chocolate was also commonly eaten. The halberdier corps, the monarch?s personal bodyguard, was enviously known as the ?chocolateros?, because, as they were a pampered, elite corps, they consumed a great deal of chocolate.
The museum and provides a journey through the origins of chocolate, how it arrived in Europe and myths and realities that goes around that (delicious and sweet) subject.
Since the age of discovery in the 15th century, chocolate has played important a role in the economically and socially in Barcelona. The city?s port acted as a starting point for the sale and distribution of the product all over Europe and the first workshop that transformed drinking chocolate into a solid product is recognized to have existed in the city at the end of the 19th century.