There are many renowned European institutions displaying art, artifacts and antiquities that most travelers put on their itineraries while touring the continent. The Louvre, National Gallery and Vatican Museums spring to mind. But there are plenty of lesser-known facilities that display treasures of a different sort. If you like perusing assorted oddities or curated concepts that are relatively offbeat, you might want to check out these 11 eclectic museums of Europe.
1. Museum of Chocolate, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona’s Museum of Chocolate is a tempting museum centered around, you guessed it, chocolate. The exhibits chronicle the history of chocolate, a substance which, it might be argued, is as valuable to humankind as the Mona Lisa. It also features a gourmet chocolate café where you can indulge in pots of rich chocolate as well as truffles and other treats. This family-friendly museum is a must for chocolate lovers or cocoa curious visitors to the Catalan capital.