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Many are the travellers who happen to be stopped on the corner of Mercaderes 255, captivated by the exquisite aroma of chocolate, as they travel through the streets of Havana in the past.

In this corner of the historic quarter of the capital, you will find the Casa del Chocolate, one of the most visited places by Cubans and foreigners, not only for the exclusivity of the key product, but also for the history of the place.

The also known as the Chocolate Museum, was founded in 2003 on the initiative of the Cuban and Belgian nations, to publicize the history of cocoa through a permanent collection of posters, porcelain cups and molds of different nationalities.

Part of the magic of this museum lies in offering the public a very varied menu of chocolates that satisfies the strictest demands. From dark chocolate, white, sweet or bitter, to tablets with the most original shapes, can be tasted at the Casa del Chocolate in Old Havana.

Visitors can also appreciate how the handmade pieces or drinks, both cold and hot, are made from chocolate, and take advantage of the occasion to take with them and give a sample of what is made there.

An opportunity for the addicts of this delicious candy, native to the American lands, but worshipped by thousands of people around the world.

For visitsStreet Mercaderes corner Amargura. Old Havana. Havana. Havana. Cuba. Telephone: +53 7 8664431. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 hs and Sundays from 9:00 to 13:00 hs.

by: Lys Alfonso Bergantiño