Discover the Roman Ruins of Empúries

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Roman Ruins At Empuries

Even if you’re not a particular fan of ancient ruins, the setting of this mini-Pompeii alongside the Mediterranean is so spectacular that the views alone make it worthwhile.

Discover the Roman Ruins of Empúries, just outside the seaside town of L’Escala and admire part of the legacy left by the Greeks (and later the Romans), as well as taking in some of the most breath-taking views of the Costa Brava.

This best way to visit this ancient archaeological site found in the 6th century BC by the Greeks is to walk the 2 kilometres from L’Escala along the “Passeig d’Empúries.  The promenade was opened in 1992 for the Olympic Games in Barcelona and links Sant Martí d’Empúries and the centre of L’Escala.

Once there, enjoy a memorable day of art and history whilst exploring the ancient streets and houses as well as admiring priceless mosaics and marble and paintings.

This ancient colony was later occupied by the Romans in the 1st century BC who created their own town due to its commercial activity until the 3rd century AD when it was abandoned and disappeared beneath the dunes. This incredible piece of history was hidden for centuries until in 1908 excavations began and continue until this day.

Useful information

C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130 Empúries-l’Escala
+34 972 77 59 76
Opening times
1st October to 15th November
10h to 18h
16th November to 15th February
10h to 17h
16th February to 31st May
10h to 18h
1st June to 30th September
10h to 20h