The Cork Museum in Palafrugell

A notebook explaining the Catalan Cork sector, and in particular its impact on the Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà districts

Dedicated to the Cork Museum in Palafrugell. Cork stopper manufacturing became established during the 19th century, and had a particular impact on the Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà districts, where cork oaks are abundant. Can Mario, in Palafrugell, became a symbol of the strength of the Catalan cork sector, and here provides an insight into all the mysteries of cork production, from the ecological context, the cork oak bark, transportation to the factory, up to the production and sale of cork stoppers.