Museo de Cacao
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The Chocolate Museum (Museo de Cacao) features displays of comals for roasting cocao beans, matates for grinding them, and many crude and sophisticated containers for serving hot chocolate. There are several types of beans, most of which are not grown for commercial use. The museum is a treasure trove of history with information tidbits like cocoa beans were used by the Mayans, Aztecs, and others as money. A woman of the evening, for instance, got 20 beans for her services. A large kitchen in the museum is used for classes on the entire process of making chocolate from raw beans. Downstairs is a restaurant with good hot chocolate and pastries. At the end of the walk through the museum, you are given an exquisite piece of filled chocolate to eat, but sorry, the dress is not for sale.
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