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The Ruis of Empuries

The Ruis of Empuries

 

The Ruins of Empúries are located in Sant Martí d’Empúries, two kilometres from L’Escala.

 

Empúries was founded in around 575 BC by Greeks from Phocaea, who for defensive reasons initially settled on an islet that they named Paleápolis (‘old town’) and that is now joined to terra ferma in what is known as Neàpolis or ‘new town,’ where the ruins of Empúries lie.

 

At present, the publiccan visit the remains of the Greek colony of Empòrium and the Roman town of Emporiae ,as well as the medieval village of Sant Martí d’Empúries and its monographic museum.