Barcelona with Kids: History and Chocolate Plus GIVEAWAY

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Hello my dears.  Well, it’s Friday so here I am with my first travel video of the summer.  I’m so proud to be getting this one out on time because it’s been a hectic week.  Teary and tired from a bug, Marielle woke up three times last night sobbing that she had a sore throat!  Then I awoke early to pack for the beach.  We are taking a bus to the Costa Brava today for the weekend.  So thrilled to see the coastline here for the first time.

Barcelona with kids

Anyway, today’s video includes our first two days of touring here in Barcelona.  With crisp, bright, sunny days, the stage was set for some new discoveries for my family.

Tell me what part of our visits you liked the best and enter to win a $50 Godiva gift card!!  Yum yum!

Two Amazing Attractions in Barcelona

First up, the Museum of the History of Barcelona.  During our visit last summer, we were so drawn in by all the Gaudi sites that this Museum did not pop out to us.  This year, being less focused on the main attractions in Barcelona, we are digging our heels deeper into the nooks of the city.  I’m learning more in more that the key to traveling with kids is finding the things that excite them, which certainly happened here since my boys love history.  Watch my video to see my kids’ surprise at witnessing the remains of actual Roman houses.  In one ruin, a gorgeous mosaic tile floor looks as if it were just installed.  That we can bear witness to history that is 2000 years old amazes me, and my kids too, especially since in the U.S. our historical monuments don’t stretch back so far.

Visiting the Museum of the History of Barcelona with kids

Although on visits like this, I never think that my kids soak up everything, I’m hoping that they are left with a bigger sense of history and their own place in it.  My main goal is to instill in them that curiosity to discover new places and new things that gives me so such a thrill.  With some big thumbs up on our way out of this this Museum, we agreed that our visit was a success.

Barcelona History Museum and kids

Next up: The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona.  The early part of this lovely place explains how chocolate began as a bitter, medicinal drink among the Mayan people of Mexico. Spain conquistadors discovered it and brought it back to Spain.  Once some Mexica nuns discovered that you could mix chocolate with sugar or honey for a delectable taste, chocolate took off internationally, becoming the world wide phenomenon it remains today.  Having been gifted a chocolate bar with their entry code, my kids found this Museum to be a very special place and vowed to return.  The Lionel Messi chocolate sculpture surrounded by white chocolate soccer balls proved a highpoint.
chocolate bars with entry code

Barcelona Museum candy store and kids

And in honor of chocolate, we’re giving one lucky mama or papa a Godiva gift card this week.  But you have to tell me what part of our visits you liked the best — ha ha!  Gotcha!

Please take a look at my video with moments from these special two days, and let me know what y’all think.  And tune in next week for another travel video from Spain.

Adiós!  Besos (KISSES) xoxoxo


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  • brendashandmade

    I liked you visit to the chocolate museum the best. It would’ve been really neat to see that sculpture, and I bet it smelled really good in there.

  • margaretsmith

    I’d love to visit The Chocolate Museum with my kids. They and I would really love to find out how it is made. Sounds like it was lots of fun

  • cynthiac

    The remains of Roman houses sound interesting to me. I would also enjoy the chocolate museum.

  • John Kershaw

    I like the chocolate museum

  • My son is a huge fan of Lionel Messi. He would love to see that sculpture. I would rather eat chocolate.

  • llinda29

    I like the Museum of the History of Barcelona.

  • Julie Wood

    I loved reading about your visit to the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona! I want to go there and try the chocolate!

  • latanya t

    visiting the The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona.

  • Kay Saunders

    A museum of chocolate!? That’s is music to my ears! 🙂

  • Susan Smith

    I’d love to visit The Chocolate Museum with my kids

  • Lisa

    Definitely the chocolate museum. How fun!

  • I really loved the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona!!

  • Donna Jacoby

    I like The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Jeanna Schirm Massman

    The chocolate museum sounds delicious!

  • shellypeterson

    I liked the visit of the Museum of Chocolate!

  • Atri

    The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona.

  • Connie campbell

    Always love a giveaway!

  • Melody Mullens Hodge

    I like your visit to the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona.

  • Leela

    The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona. It looks amazing!

  • Brooke

    Looks wonderful!

  • Kim ONeill

    The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona. looks good

  • paigechandler

    I like the Chocolate Museum Barcalone. Jealous!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    That had to be so much fun! I would LOVE to see the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona!

  • Brooke Mechelle

    The Chocolate Museum was fantastic!

  • Natalie

    I like your visit to the chocolate museum! yum!

  • Jennifer Reed

    I am most intrigued to visit the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona and discover chocolate’s Mayan history.

  • sherry Blamer

    I liked your trip to the miro mesuem.

  • Elena

    the chocolate museum

  • al

    The chocolate.

  • Tammy Woodall

    The Chocolate Museum was very interesting to read about.

  • Angel

    The Chocolate Museum was my favorite part. I would LOVE to go there. Spain really knows how to do chocolate and how fun to learn and see all of that history!

  • I liked your visit to the Museum of the History of Barcelona.

  • Kate F.

    I liked the part about the Chocolate Museum.

  • Alison Tolar

    I liked that you guys visited the museum. That is very cool.

  • Jessica F.

    Visiting the museum sounds cool!

  • Wen Budro

    The chocolate sculpture and the candy shop visits were very cool.

  • Jenny Stone

    The Chocolate museum!!

  • Liberty

    Would love to visit the chocolate museum! Looks so fun!

  • The chocolate museum! And the sculpture, mmm!

  • cezovski

    The Chocolate Museum, of course! YUM

  • Alex W.

    The chocolate museum looks the best!

  • Stephanie Phelps

    I loved the gorgeous mosaic tile floor one!

  • sarah cool

    The chocolate sculpture was very cool!

  • Jodi H

    The chocolate museum

  • Laurie Nykaza

    Seeing them go to the chocolate museum and get the bar of chocolate and eating it looks so good too.

  • Altusbecky

    mmmm The chocolate museum…love me some good chocolate

  • Nora Driskel

    The chocolate museum would be my kids favorite.

  • Judy Schechter

    I loved the museum of chocolate! And I wanted to eat the white chocolate gorilla!

  • Katie Picklesimer

    Checking out the Roman ruins!

  • Ed Nemmers

    The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona is most intriguing!

  • Stephanie Larison

    The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona would be amazing!! I’m so jealous.

  • Nicole Carter

    Definitely the Chocolate Museum! I am so jealous!

  • BreanneT

    The chocolate museum sounds awesome!

  • Kimberly DePalma

    I liked the Chocolate museum visit the most!

  • Brittani Adams

    The roman ruins would been my favorite part awesome! looks great!

  • Laurie Murley

    the chocolat museum was my fave part

  • Jerry Marquardt

    The part of your visits I liked the best is the quality of this chocolate. I am a sucker for any chocolate, So I love this either as the giveaway or if I go buy it, because I will go get it after I see this. I also thank you for giving all of us the chance on winning this fine giveaway.

  • lw1191

    I like the chocolate museum visit.

  • Bridgett Wilbur

    I just love the chocolate museum visit also :).

  • Dorothy Hubbard

    The Chocolate museum, I was surprised to hear there was a musem for chocolate.

  • kathy pease

    I liked the The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona thatv looks awesome!

  • lshumack

    The chocolate museum would be great!

  • Stacey Grantham

    I adore history, too, and would love to see old Roman ruins. How cool.

  • Heather Swarthout

    The museum of course! So cool. I’m jealous!

  • Suzanne King

    I love to hear the history the best.

  • Rom Kruse

    the Museum of the History of Barcelona

  • Richard Hicks

    I like the kids care seection a lot

  • MintaBoggs

    I liked the chocolate museum the best

  • dlhaley

    The best was the chocolate museum.

  • Sand

    The chocolate museum looks like a lot of fun.

  • Buddy Garrett

    I liked the Chocolate Museum.

  • I’m quite fascinated with you getting to see actual Roman ruins of Barcelona. How cool is that?!

  • lilyk

    The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona looks very fun!