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Dependencies of the museum

Chocomundo fachada

The building

he museum is located in a modernist building from the 19th century, with a total of 1300 m2. Its impressive facade of 40 meters long and 12 meters high is crowned by a goddess of cocoa representing an allegory.

Chocomundo Entrada

Entry

At the entrance to the Museum, you will find the reception area, prior to the screening room. It brings together a wide collection of posters of cinema and opera related to the world of chocolate.

03 sala de proyección

Screening room

Our screening room accommodates 58 people, where visitors, if desired, can see a short 12 minute film which explains the history of the cocoa from its origins to the current process of our chocolate.

04 sala precolombina

PreColombian room

In this room a magnificent collection of archaeological figures, sculptures and wall paintings of Olmec, Maya and Aztec civilizations describes the different uses of cocoa before Columbus reached America.

Sala espectáculo

Show room

This is a cylindrical room of 7 meters diameter and 11 meters high, where you can enjoy a performance based in the history of chocolate. At the end of the show, a stone simulating a Maya solar calendar from the ceiling illuminates all the scene and that’s when visitors could admire two enormous sculptures of Moctezuma and Hernán Cortés.

Sala ingredientes

Ingredients room

In the next four rooms, we are told about the history of the ingredients: In the first room, they tell us about harvesting cocoa and producer countries, all about sugarcane and the production of sugar, and finally, we will see the busts of Achard and Magraff, two German chemists who discovered the sugar beet.

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The following room is dedicated to cinnamon and the next to vanilla, the most expensive aromatic ingredient of the world. Finally, we reached the last room of this module, dedicated to the most important people in the history of chocolate: the millions of slaves who were brought from África, losing their lives. Through graphic documents and pictures, visitors will know the true extent of this problem.

Sala utensilios

Tools room

You will see our collection of dozens of tools that were used to produce the chocolate from the 17th to the 20th century. We have also authentic pods containing cocoa beans, and the first chocolate catalogue from 1914.

Sala moldes

Molds room

In the mold room, we show a rich collection of clay, iron, and copper molds to make chocolate figures. Special are the catalogues of the German House Anton Reiche from Dresden, with thousands of figures, no doubt the best in the world.

Sala artes gráficas

Graphic arts room

Here you will find an old and beautiful litho printing machine from 1858, a range of old lithographs and many other interesting articles related to the world of chocolate, like dioramas, cards, stamps, toys, etc. even a French automaton from 1850

Sala vajillas

Sala de vajillas

Agrupamos por materiales una magnífica colección de chocolateras, desde hierro y cobre (de España, Austria e Inglaterra) hasta porcelana (de Alemania, Francia, Austria y España) y plata (destacando una del siglo XVIII con rocallas de una marquesa francesa y una mancerina española).

La exposición nos muestra además un módulo de tazas, mancerinas y jícaras (destacando un recipiente de cristal de Murano, en el que las familias nobles de Venecia se lavaban las manos después de comer carne o pescado y antes de pasar a los postres, o las tazas bigoteras alemanas para no mancharse los poblados mostachos al tomar chocolate).

Sala envases

Containers room

A rich collection of containers of chocolate, including a French container painted on glass from 1820. A Swiss chocolate box which was made for the wedding of the Queen of England, made with thousands of beads and covered in gold leaf.

A liner-shaped metal box to conmemorate the launching of the “Normandie” liner. A wooden box covered with the first Japanese lithographies. A collection of the famous French box “Marquesa de Sevigne”. A collection of Cuban souvenirs of late 19th century, and much more…

Sala de publicidad

Sala de publicidad

En esta dependencia del Museo Chocomundo exponemos cientos de objetos publicitarios con los que los fabricantes de chocolate obsequiaban a sus clientes para fidelizarlos. Destacan las huchas alemanas de chocolate Stollwerck junto a calendarios, álbumes, ceniceros, pitilleras, estereoscopios, caleidoscopios, etc. Y entre los carteles expuestos destaca el primer cartel que se hizo en España, se trata del cartel del chocolate Matías López, del año 1871.

Pasillos y corredores

Pasillos y corredores

No pierda detalle en nuestros pasillos que comunican las dependencias del Museo Chocomundo, en nuestros corredores encontrará expuestos cuadros al óleo de los personajes más célebres que contribuyeron en la historia del chocolate.

Tienda de Estepa

Shop

At the end of the visit, we offer to our friends the possibility of trying our chocolate specialties and enjoying our comfortable café and our shop.

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