In Palamós, fishermen's work at sea becomes a living spectacle right before visitors' eyes when the boats return to port in the mid-afternoon. That's when the unloading of fish offers an unrivalled picture of colour and activity.
In Palamós, the world of fishing doesn't end on the docks, but continues at the Fishing Museum, a museum on the Mediterranean, one-of-a-kind in its field. This centre presents the past, present and future of fishing through its permanent exhibition and a series of activities related to the Costa Brava's maritime and fishing lifestyle: guided tours of the fish auction, outings on professional fishing vessels, sea routes and workshops. Its Espai de Peix (Fishing Space), the museum's gastronomic classroom, also hosts discovery activities and grading of fish unloaded at the port of Palamós as well as cooking and tasting of seafood dishes.