For the chocoholics amongst us, Barcelona is the place to be. Chocolate shops, churros con chocolate and even a chocolate museum can be found in this amazing city, making it the perfect getaway for those with a sweet tooth!
Museu de la Xocolata – discover the history of chocolate!
Amongst the winding streets of El Born, you’ll find what was once the Sant Augustí monastery, but today is Barcelona’s very own chocolate museum. Since the age of discovery in the 15th century, chocolate has played a key role in the economic and social fabric of Barcelona. Along these lines, Barcelona port acted as a starting point for the sale and distribution of the product all over Europe – how interesting! The Museu de la Xocolata provides a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe, its medicinal properties and many other interesting themes. At the museum, there are plenty of activities available whether you come in a group or as an individual – the perfect day out for chocolate lovers! For more information, check out the official website.
Carrer del Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona
In the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter near the Santa Maria del Pi church, you can find Carrer de Petritxol, a street full of history, charm and you guessed it, chocolate! This small pedestrian alley is home to plenty of quirky shops, with Petritxol Xocoa being amongst them. In this café/shop, you can expect to find all things chocolate, from artisan cakes and bonbons to smooth hot drinking chocolate and frappes, made with care using the highest quality ingredients. What’s more, they’ve been in business for more than 20 years, so they certainly know a thing or two about chocolate!
Carrer de Petritxol, 11, 08002 Barcelona
With branches in Tokyo, Abu Dhabi and of course, Barcelona, Bubó is definitely considered one of the city’s coolest cake/chocolate shops. This quirky store is designed to delight all the senses, with incredible creations that are a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth! To this day, Bubó’s artisan chocolates are handcrafted by their prestigious chocolatiers, mixing cacaos from different origins to get a unique and incredible flavour. Don’t miss out on the Xocoxups, chocolate bonbons and ‘petit fours’ – bite sized pastries that go perfectly with a café con leche!
Carrer de les Caputxes, 10, 08003 Barcelona
Known as ‘the chocolate kitchen’, Chök is a chocolate shop chain that boasts an amazing array of decadent chocolate creations, including handcrafted chocolates, truffles and chocolate bars, tasty ‘krönuts’ and ‘Chökanias’, cookies and much more! A must-try when visiting Chök, is their signature gourmet doughnut, conveniently named ‘the chök’, making it easier to remember. This doughnut is made from their unique recipe and contains less sugar, less fat and isn’t fried for too long, making it a lighter and healthier treat. What’s more, there are more than 30 varieties that you can choose from… don’t miss out!
Carrer del Carme, 3, 08001 Barcelona
Carrer Ramelleres, 26, 08001 Barcelona
Plaça de Catalunya, 14, 08002 Barcelona
Situated in the trendy Eixample neighbourhood, Cacao Sampaka is reinventing the art of chocolate-tasting. In the shop, truffles and bars are arranged according to strength and origin – complete with tasting notes – while some unusual and downright bizarre flavour pairings create whole new chocolate experience. Expect to find chocolate bars with flavours such as matcha green tea, Jamaican pepper and gin&tonic. Or, if you fancy something a bit more normal, why not try a white chocolate and strawberry bar or almonds coated in chocolate? The choice is yours!
Carrer del Consell de Cent, 292, 08007 Barcelona
Be Chocolat is a small shop in the Gothic Quarter curated by confectionary magician Michel Clement. Upon entering, the instant cocoa smell will set your senses on fire whilst you choose from the 60+ varieties of chocolate treats. Expect to find the freshest, most velvety truffles in Barcelona! What’s more, these sweet chocolatey treats are crafted in-house using the top cacao suppliers with sustainability certificates – we’re sold!
Carrer dels Banys Nous, 17, 08002 Barcelona
This fantastic cake shop has been passed down through generations with a great love for chocolate and other sweet treats since 1906. Current owner Antoni Escribà is even internationally known as the “Mozart of chocolate”. There are two branches of this Escribà in Barcelona and both make fabulous cakes for celebrations and big events as well as some delicious sweet treats for a tasty breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. Due to their high quality ingredients and delicate touches, some of the chocolates and desserts are on the pricier side, but this patisserie is a must-see on your Barcelona chocolate tour!
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 546, 08011 Barcelona
Rambla de les Flors 83, 08002 Barcelona
Churros con chocolate
For a famous Spanish sweet treat, be sure to try churros con chocolate (or xurros amb xocolata in Catalan) when visiting Barcelona. A churro is a pastry that resembles a doughnut, made from deep-fried unsweetened dough and sprinkled with sugar, and most importantly… dipped in warm smooth chocolate! For tips on where to find the best churros in Barcelona, check out our churros blog post.