Picasso, Miró, Dalí and, of course, Gaudí. Gothic, Romanesque and Contemporary Art. You’ll find extraordinary architecture and major art works in Barcelona, but you can also find funnier and more playful museums in the city to shelter from the cold and dark winter evenings and have a good time. In this post, we will introduce you to Chocolate Museum, Erotic Museum and Wax Museum.
Museu de la Xocolata
Although Switzerland and Belgium have a reputation for the Chocolate, here in Catalonia we also are chocolate lovers. Besides, Barcelona was the starting point for the sale and distribution of the product all over Europe after cacao was found and brought from the New World. Take a walk around Ribera and Born areas and you will learn about the history of Chocolate, from the Age of Discovery to our days in the Chocolate Museum, located in the former monastery of Sant Agustí, one of the Gothic jewels of the city. You will also learn about the medicinal properties of Chocolate, its nutritional values and how it is made. And, of course, you can taste some delicious chocolate at the end of the visit or enjoy playing with it in some of the Museum’s special activities.
Museu de l’Eròtica
Sexiness and eroticism is as old as human kind. Although it has been a taboo and and aspect strongly repressed by religion, man and women have always practiced sex and seduced one another and eroticism has been present in societies of all times. In the Erotic Museum of Barcelona, you will see how sex has been depicted in art and how it has evolved throughout history. You will also see and maybe discover some of the most unbelievable objects connected to sex and learn some sex records, like the largest penis or the biggest natural breasts. This sexy museum is located in the heart of Las Ramblas and it’s a recommended place to have fun and learn at the same time.
Museu de Cera
A few meters down Las Ramblas from Erotic Museum, you can find another funny Museum in the city: the Wax Museum. Resembling famous London’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, you’ll find famous and distinguished characters of Spanish and Catalan made of wax, which seem to be true. It is a funny way to make a trip through the history and culture of the country with a special section dedicated to horror fictional and real characters. At the end of the visit, it is almost obliged to stop for a drink at the Museum’s bar. It’s called Bosc de les Fades (Fairies’ Woods) and it is decorated with trees and and magical objects that’ll make you feel you are in a Fairy Tale.