Empúries is the only archaeological site in the Iberian Peninsula where the remains of a Greek city - the colonial enclave of Emporion - coexist with the remains of a Roman city - the ancient Emporiae - created in the early first century BC. on the structures of a Roman military camp set up during the previous century.
Located in a former abattoir (a 1913 building), the Anchovy and Salt Museum takes you back in time to some unique culture and heritage. The permantent exhibition shows the history of local fishing from the 16th century until today, espcially anchovy salting, an industry which, over the centuries, has been the town’s driving force, giving it worldwide frame.
The Alfolí is one of l’Escala’s most representative buildings. Its name is of Arab origin, al-hory. It used to be the salt Exchange, and it has also been used for several other purposes since its renovation during the second half of the 17th century. It was used as a store, goods distribution centre and control point for merchandise that arrived by sea (salt, cereal and other products) as well as export produce (fish, wine, etc).
Sant Martí d’Empúries is a hamlet dependent on l’Escala, and preserved as a medieval town. It is worth exploring Sant Marti’s narrow streets, enjoy in the several restaurants around the main square and visit the beach close to this small town.
Lively throughout the year, l'Escala Old Town deserves to be an obligatory stopping point. With a wide range of services, there are many places you will not forget, such as "La Platja" (a beach right in the centre), the promenade or the nice old buildings in the small streets, among others.
Starting from L'Escala we can find the Passeig d'Empúries, which runs to Sant Marti d'Empúries. It's a nice way to go walking, running or cycling while we enjoy the views of the Empúries beaches, the pine trees and the Mediterranean Sea. During the way there are some of the nicest beaches and coves in the area.
Cala Montgó, located on the southern part of L'Escala, it's a nice cove with golden sand. Besides the beach, we also can find bars and restaurants.