Irresistible food museums in Spain

Spain’s food museums are an essential stop if you are on a cultural trip. They are very interesting and bring you closer to Spanish cuisine in a fun and educational way. There are food museums for almost any product! If you want to learn the process of making a food product and all its curiosities (besides tasting it, which is always nice) we encourage you to visit these food museums. Check them all out!

Museo del Queso de Cabrales

Cabrales Cheese Museum

Situated in a cave, the Cabrales Cheese Museum in Arenas de Cabrales, Asturias, is above all a curious visit. In the caves the cheese artisans mature this food because they need the humidity for its elaboration. A 45 minute journey through the past and present of this cheese so characteristic of Spanish cuisine. The history of Cabrales cheese in a visit in which you will also learn how the shepherds live in the Picos de Europa. Best comes at the end, when you can enjoy a tasting in this food museum. The views are breathtaking! And if you are a cheese lover in Ciudad Real you have a Manchego Cheese Museum that is begging for a visit.

*Photo: Fundación Cabrales website

Museu de la Xocolata

Chocolate Museum

This chocolate museum is located in the old town of Barcelona. A sweet as the protagonist of this list of food museums. In addition, in the museum you will be able to enjoy activities for children and also for adults. Baking workshops, guided tours, chocolate tasting… A visit in which you will discover the origin of chocolate and its nutritional properties, among other surprises. In the cafeteria you can enjoy all kinds of products with the most exquisite chocolate. In Astorga, León, you will also find a Chocolate Museum that is just as fantastic and complete. Shall we sweeten up with these food museums?

Museo del Plátano de Canarias

Canary Islands Banana Museum

On the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, you can enjoy this food museum where the banana is the protagonist. A museum in which you will learn about the origin and shipping of this fruit to different parts of the world and the tools used to grow it. You will also discover the different types that exist and the pests that could damage this potassium-filled food. During your visit to the museum you will see first hand a kitchen where banana liquor is prepared.

Museo de la Cultura del Olivo y el Aceite

Olive Culture and Oil Museum

Located in Úbeda, Jaén, this food museum will show you how the olive grove is cultivated and how to make good olive oil. You will be able to enjoy a visit through the different olive trees of the museum, to see how the olive oil was prepared in the past from the treading to the present time… You will even know its uses in cosmetics. In the exhibition you will also be able to enter the museum’s cellar, a large building known as “La Catedral del Aceite” (“The Olive Oil Cathedral“). You will be able to sign up for tasting courses and oil workshops, among many other activities. They even offer a workshop in which you can make soap with olive oil!

Museo de la Trufa

Truffle Museum

This Eco-Museum of the Truffle is located in the region of Tierra Estella, Navarre. Known as “the black diamond of the kitchen“, the truffle is a fungus of great culinary value. Here you can learn about the natural values and origins of the Metauten Truffle through an environment full of nature. The museum has interactive explanations and multimedia projections. Would you like more? One of the best activities offered by the museum is to participate in the truffle harvest. This is one of the food museums with a gourmet protagonist and you can accompany the harvesters and the trained dogs to find this delicious and buried delicacy on a visit with family or friends.

Museo del Anís

Anise Museum

This food museum is located in Rute, Córdoba. Located in a distillery from 1908, this Anise Museum consists of four rooms. With exhibitions on the origins of Rute’s aniseed-flavoured spirits and how they have progressed to the present day, a visit to the museum is, at the very least, enjoyable. Jars for the maceration of liqueurs, photographs and old labels… Food museums for everyone!


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