With panoramic views of the lush Quilombo Valley, Kingdom of Chocolate (O Reino do Chocolate) is a must-visit for travelers looking to indulge their sweet tooth. The museum and chocolate factory, which traces the history of cocoa and the chocolate-manufacturing process, offers visitors the chance to enjoy chocolate samples and hot chocolate. The Basics
Kingdom of Chocolate portrays the history of chocolate using a time tunnel, from the origin of cocoa during the Aztec civilization to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. At the entrance of the museum, you’ll also find a giant chocolate rabbit; at almost 9 feet tall (3 meters tall), the sculpture boasts the title of largest chocolate rabbit in the world. At O Reino do Chocolate, you can also observe chocolatiers making chocolate in a miniature factory. Things to Know Before You Go
- Booking a skip-the-line admission ticket in advance allows you to save time on the day of your visit.
- The Kingdom of Chocolate gift shop sells edible souvenirs and chocolate-based beauty products.
- You can purchase chocolate-based snacks and drinks at the cafeteria, where chairs are shaped like coffee cups.
- The majority of the museum is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.
How to Get There
O Reino do Chocolate is located on Avenida das Hortênsias, which is just off the main road that connects many of Gramado’s top attractions. The museum is reachable on foot from almost anywhere in the small town. When to Get There
O Reino do Chocolate is open daily from morning until evening, with extended hours on Saturdays. During peak season, the museum can get busy, so consider booking a skip-the-line admission ticket in advance. Chocolate in Gramado
There are few places in South America as appealing to chocoholics as Gramado. If your sweet tooth still isn’t satisfied after O Reino do Chocolate, head to World of Chocolate (Mundo de Chocolate), where models of iconic landmarks, such as the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and the Statue of Liberty, are made entirely of chocolate.