This Barcelona Sweet and Chocolate Tour will take you to some of the best and most important sweet and chocolate sites and shops of Barcelona. Additionally, you will have the chance to try some of the local pastries, sweets and chocolates. So much of history can be tied to food. After all, it is an indispensable part of our daily routine. Of course, desserts and sweets have played an important part throughout the history of the city, too.
Chocolate with … everything
The Sweet Side of Barcelona tour takes you on a culinary expedition. First, start with one of Spain’s most famous sweets: ‘Chocolate with Churros‘. Of course, this delicious treat is best served with coffee or even hot chocolate, but you can always eat them on the go, too. Moreover, do this at one of the most traditional cafe’s in Barcelona. While you enjoy the chocolate, learn about some of Barcelona’s most famous pastry chefs.
More than chocolate
The three hour tour includes a few stops where you will sit down. However, that doesn’t mean that you sit down at all of the stops. After you finish the churros, visit the oldest pastry shop in Barcelona. Of course, not everything is chocolate. A visit to a “turron” shop provides a surprising sampling. That’s because it’s amazing to see the possibilities that traditional Spanish nougat offers, too. Next, taste a sample of some centuries-old recipes from the monasteries and convents. Consider that for years the nuns sold their sweets from behind closed doors to raise money for their missions. And this means that these recipes have been passed down for untold ages.
Barcelona Sweet and Chocolate Side in the 21st century
The culture of chocolate and sweets date back centuries. Nonetheless, you cannot miss the avant guarde of the sweets world. Famous pastry chefs like Jordi Roca and Christian Escribà have lent their special talents as well. And of course, don’t miss out on what many consider to be the best croissants in Spain! Finally, the tour finishes at the Chocolate Museum. One hand you have the history of chocolate. And on other hand, the entrance ticket itself is a chocolate bar. All told, this sweet side tour is a great and delicious way to discover Barcelona.