This collection of over 1322 different chamber pots was started by loveable oddball Jose Maria del Arco, more fondly known as ‘Pesetos’ for his elaborate Halloween costume made out of discontinued Spanish pesetas. Since 1980 Pesetos was given, donated, or personally collected pots of all different varieties from glass to wood to metal – each of them relatable to the era and country in which they were made. Since his death in 2011, the town now manages the famous collection which you can find in the historic area of Cuidad Rodrigo next to the Santa Maria Cathedral. If you’re making your way to this lovely city, you’d be potty to miss it…
Museo del Orinal, Plaza Herrasti, Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain +34 952 38 20 87
This bizarrely brilliant erotic sculpture park is located in the woods of Can Ginebreda and is the work of Spanish sculptor Xicu Cabanyes. A great place to appreciate the human form in all its different shapes and sizes. You’ll be comforted to know that female and male appreciation is given equal balance here, and only the most stony-faced visitors will make it to the end of the trail without a giggle or ten. Be warned some of the sculpture might not be suitable for children, even to the more open-minded parents.
The conquistadors were the first Europeans to discover chocolate when they conquered the Americas in the 15th century, and certainly didn’t waste any time bringing it back to Spain. Located in a former Sant Agustí monastery, this fantastic museum in Barcelona celebrates the history and evolution of chocolate since then. Some of the most fantastic creations in the museum are the chocolate sculptures, including a chocolate-based representation of Ben Hur, Minnie Mouse and even Barcelona’s own Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
Museu de la Xocolata, Carrer del Comerç, 36, Barcelona, Spain +34 932 68 78 78
While certainly not the only torture museum in the world, this one focuses on the methods of the Spanish Inquisition. This small but well presented museum highlights the vast range of ghastly devices that were conjured up in the name of punishment. From chastity belts, to iron maidens and guillotines, there are over 50 genuine instruments of torture that would have been used on hapless victims to strike the fear of god into anyone daring to cross the church.