All chocolate lovers, and those who are not so much, know that one of the best places to try this culinary wonder is Belgium and, more specifically, its capital Brussels. It is very likely that much of their success is due to the fact that they preserve the traditions and recipes of yesteryear and that they are also continually innovating. It is not surprising then that in Brussels we meet the Cocoa and Chocolate Museum, which annually visits more than 50,000 people and in the list of the most curious museums in the world. It is located near the Manneken Pis statue and Groten Park, specifically on Rue de la Tetê d’Or 9-11, in a 17th century building that gives even more beauty to the original museum.
In this magnificent and special museum you can find more than 200 varieties of chocolate, either in its traditional chocolates or in sweets in other original shapes and flavors. You can also take a guided tour that will explain the cocoa history, from its origins when it began to be cultivated by the Aztecs and Mayans and gradually began to enter the European market until what is the procedure to cultivate and manufacture it so that it ends up reaching your mouth. In addition, all that process can be seen in photographs and videos so that you do not lose detail. A true wonder.
One of the best things it has is that it is not the typical museum where you look at it but do not touch it. Brussels Cocoa and Chocolate Museum You can taste each and every one of the varieties that are shown, so I recommend that you go on an empty stomach to enjoy all the delicacies that you will find there. Of course, after trying them you can stop by the museum store to buy as many as you want.
The museum opens from tuesday to sundays from 10 in the morning to 16:30 in the afternoon. If a Monday is a holiday or falls on holidays it is also open. The entry price is € 5.50 for adults, discounted one euro if you are a student or go in groups of more than 15 people. Also, children under 12 do not have to pay admission.
Museum of Chocolate (Brussel / Bruxelles) Belgian chocolate - tourist attraction - sweet recipe (July 2021)