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The City of Mazarron is between Aguilas and Cartagena and is also a port and has beaches. It has about 19,000 inhabitants. The town has the Factoria Romana de Salazones de Mazarron, which is a museum that shows how the Romans made garum. The museum actually has the original pits used to make this sauce that the Romans loved. First the insides of some types of fish were cut into small pieces and allowed to decompose partly, which was helped by the digestive enzymes of the fish. Salt was added to prevent decay. The pits and tanks were used to transform it to a sauce and then the sauce was filtered to separate the liquid, which was called garum. This was a very big business along the Mediterranean coasts.