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The Old Convent of St Augustine dates back to 1349, and served as the headquarters of the Bakers' Guild of Barcelona for several years.
The Old Convent of St Augustine dates back to 1349, and served as the headquarters of the Bakers' Guild of Barcelona for several years. It was badly damaged during the siege of 1713-1714, and abandoned in favour of the new convent and the church of St. Augustine Nou. In the latter half of the 18th century, it was the headquarters of the Military Academy in Barcelona. Today it houses the Civic Center, Barcelona Photographic Archive and the Chocolate Museum. The medieval Gothic cloisters and a wing of the church are still standing.
The Museu de la Xocolata is dedicated to chocolate, taking visitors through the discovery of cocoa bean in the Aztec Empire by New World explorers, its arrival in Europe, processing and commercialization, and its nutritional properties
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The Arc de Triomf is a Mudejar style brick arch built in 1888 as the main access gate for the Barcelona World Fair
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This museum is especially recommended for children
One of the most representative examples of Catalan Gothic architecture, it features a sombre but beautiful interior
This avenue goes from the Santa Maria del Mar church to the Born market and is where the legendary jousting matches of the Middle Ages took place, as well as numerous fairs and marches