During my trip around Mexico I’ve come across a lot of different places, people and situations but none has left quite as deep an impression on me than the Candy Museum (Museo del dulce) in Morelia.

I was just strolling down the street when suddenly I noticed a shop that was quite unlike all the others. Two women dressed in period gowns were tending the cashier and the place looked like a one to one copy out of the year 1840 (the year to which this place originally dates back).

Intrigued by this first impression, I went inside and could barely believe my eyes.

I marvelled at the gorgeous dresses of the women, at the photos on the wall, at the intense variety of candies sold and the original features of the building…

Needless to say that as a photographer I was like a kid in the candy shop (quite literally). The friendly employees kindly agreed to be photographed by me.

I loved exploring the place. So may rooms to discover, so many things to see. Around every corner a new world would open up…

Some rooms showed artifacts of the past…

others sold toys…

or old fashioned foods in cans…

and everyone always seemed to smile…

It was very magical.

Going throug the rooms, I eventually arrived in an outdoor patio that was some sort of Cafe where I asked the waitress what this place was all about.

She explained that it was Morelia’s Candy museum and offered a tour of the jistory of the place for just 17 pesos (1 euro). Naturally I agreed and was led by her into a room full of photos where I got a personal guide who would explain how Morelia became a famous place for sweets. The tour was in spanish, which I sort of speak but I still was pretty relieved when the second part of the tour was a short film about the museum with english subtitles.

After that I my guided tour continued, finishing with a live presentation of how sweets are made.

I even got to try the unfinished product.

Elated by this informative and fun adventure I decided that I could not leave the place without trying one of their cakes. There is no lack of options in the extended menu.

and everything on display looked amazing…

I eventually decided on a corn cake, which was surprisingly deliscious..

…along with one of the best Cappuccinos I’ve had in all of Mexico…

prepared by this lovely lady….

The sweetnss of the candies at the Museo del Dulce is only really outshone by the sweetness of the employees here. If you have the opportunity to come to Morelia, do not miss this place.

It’s located at Francisco I. Madero Oriente 440, 58000 Morelia, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico