Museu de la Pesca The secrets of the sea
Palamós Museu de la Pesca. flamenc / Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
Since 2002, the “Tinglado”, an old warehouse in the port of Palamos, has been home to a unique museum dedicated to the preservation, study and dissemination of the natural, social and cultural heritage of fishing on the Catalan coast.
The Museu de la Pesca (Museum of Fishing) offers an educational journey through the past, present and future of this economic activity on the Costa Brava. It shows everything from the biological diversity of the Mediterranean up to a who's who of the fishing world. All this within a building that, in 2001, was awarded the National Design Prize, and where we find the marine environment recreated, a fishing boat included.
But the experience does not end in the exhibition area: its location in the port allows you to complete the tour with a visit to the Fishing Boats, a floating extension of the Museum, and to take part in the Espai del peix (fish area), which includes seafood cookery workshops.
The Museu de la Pesca also carries out in depth research and documentation within the maritime and fishing sector through the Documare service and the Chair of Maritime Studies at the Universitat de Girona.
Plan your visit
What can I do?
Take the opportunity to visit the "Palamós Terra de Mar" Festival, where the Museum offers activities which bring the cultural and heritage riches of the marine world to the people.
There is an educational programme available for schools so that students can get the most out of their educational visit to the Museu de la Pesca in Palamós.
Video of the tenth anniversary of the Museu de la Pesca in which you can see all that this cultural facility offers.