Archaeological site of Ampurias

discover the Greek-Roman ruins of Ampurias, in the municipality of L'Escala.
The Roman wall of Ampurias. Photo: LeZibou
The ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Ampurias are the most visited archaeological site in Catalonia and one of the most important in Spain. Occupy 40 hectares and are located in Sant Martí d'Empúries, in the municipality of l'Escala, a beautiful place surrounded by beaches and coves, with spectacular views over the bay of Roses. Ampurias is a privileged place to understand the evolution of Greek and Roman urbanism on the western shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Founded by the Greeks in the 6th century BC, the prosperous city of Emporion was occupied by the Romans, who at the beginning of the first century BC created their own city (Emporiae), abandoned in the 9th century AD. Later, Ampurias was the capital of the Carolingian county of the same name until its destruction carried out by the Arabs in the year 935. In 1908 scientific excavations began, and they continue today.
The site is formed by three different cores: Palaiapolis, the oldest part, Neapolis and the Roman city.
Highlights
The monographic museum, part of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia, where objects found during excavations are exhibited.
The defensive walls.
The remains of the temple of Asclepius, the god of medicine.
The remains of the temple of the god Serapis.
The Roman mosaics that decorated the floor of the main rooms of the houses.
The Roman wall, without defensive utility. We have to emphasize the gate located in the southern sector.
Contact
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Contact
Address: Puig i Cadafalch Street - L'Escala (Girona) 17130
Tel.: +34 972 770 208
Fax: +34 972 775 975
E-mail: macempuries.cultura@gencat.cat
Website: www.mac.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
October 1 - November 15 and February 16 - May 31
Monday to Sunday: 10am - 6pm
November 16 - February 15
Monday to Sunday: 10am - 5pm
June-September
Monday to Sunday: 10am - 8pm
Closed: January 1 to 6, December 25 and every Monday until February 15.
Prices
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Prices
Full admission: 5,50 €
Reduced admission (over 65, young people from 8 to 25 years old, retirees, families, people with disabilities): 4,50 €
Special reduced admission (groups, single parent or large families): 3 €
School groups, in July and August: 3 € / alumno
Children under 8 years of age, unemployed persons, school groups for the whole academic year: Free admission
The last Tuesday of each month, from October to June, May 18, May 7, September 2, September 11: Free admission
How to get
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How to get
By bus. The company Sarfa has regular bus lines that connect L'Escala with Barcelona, Girona and Figueres.
By car. Road C-31 (Sant Feliu de Guíxols - Palamós - Palafrugell - Pals - Verges - Torroella de Fluvià - Figueres) to Viladamat and continue on the GI-623 road until the free parking located in front of the entrance.
Location
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Location
GPS: 42°08'04.5"N 3°07'08.2"E / 42.134592, 3.118935
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