The municipality L'Escala is located between the south of the Gulf of Roses and the Cala (bay) Montgó. Traditionally, the main industry had revolved around fishing, especially sardines and the anchovies of l'Escala. More recently, the most important industry is tourism. "Many things have changed in the last forty years" & the town's mayor recently noted - "L'Escala has grown, is greater, agriculture and the fishing has taken step to the tourism. But everything has not changed, the character and the singularity of our town continues to be alive... ".
L'Escala has carefully conserved the typical natural beauty and the typical urban atmosphere of the Costa Brava. But, equally important, l'Escala has kept alive many popular traditions and celebrations. Nobody can present the municipality of l'Escala without mentioning St. Marti d'Empuries. This wonderful site attracts thousands of visitors every year, not only persons interested in archaeology but also by those who only wish to enjoy a walk in the fresh air in a setting of great beauty.
Video Bay of Roses one of the most beautiful bays of the world
When the decision was made to include the Bay of Roses, the numerous attractions of varying types presented to the general assembly were very important: the three natural parks, the ruins in Empúries, the more than 45 kilometres of beaches (a number of which have the European certification of quality, EMAS), the gastronomy, the great variety of and possibilities for practicing nautical, land, and aerial sports.
Guided tours to the Greco-Roman site of Empúries.
Walk with an expert guide through the streets and squares of the ancient Greek city of Emporion and the Roman city of Emporiae. Discover its history, its walls, temples and houses. This tour allows you to step the same streets as Greeks and Romans over 2000 years. Tours are offered in several languages.
Suggestion: If you prefer to have a good impression of the greatness of the ruins before visiting them, you can walk or go by bike over the 'passeig maritim' a road through the dunes and along the seashore, which will guide you to one of the entrances of the ruins. Also a possibility is to take the 'Carrilet', a train on wheels (from June tot September).