L’Escala has a picturesque old town as well as a modern center (Riells) with a shopping street at the beach promenade. In the north, district Sant Marti is placed under protection.
St. Martí d’Empuries
Is part of a medieval village, which belongs to the municipality of L’Escala. The village is situated on the seafront just 500 meters from the famous Greco-Roman ruins of Ampurias. Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, was Sant Martí d’Empuries d’Empúries the county until the Count decided to move the capital to Castelló d’Empuries. It is still surrounded by the original walls and throne on a hill from which one has a breathtaking view over the dunes.
Las Ruinas d´Empúries
The ruins of St Martí d’Empuries is a world famous archaeological site. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Catalonia.
The city was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century. Chr., Founded and later populated by the Romans, in the 1st century BC. Chr, in the same place docked own settlement.
This part of the Costa Brava possessed thanks to its major trading connections to the 3rd century AD. Chr. In a strategic location, the city, however, was abandoned and disappeared beneath the dunes. For centuries, this remained impressive archaeological treasure in concealment. The excavations of Empúries were started in 1900 and are still not complete.
Fiesta de la Sal