How to get to Empúries from Barcelona

How to get to Empúries from Barcelona. 

Empúries Greek and Roman ruins 


Empúries (Ampurias in Spanish language) is the most important Greek archaeological site in Spain and the biggest greek ruins outside Greece. Ruines d'Empuries is a 2,500-year-old Greek/Roman Empúries historic site on the Costa Brava coast of Catalonia, Spain.

Empúries was the frist Greek and Roman town on the Iberian Peninsula. The Greek town was called Emporion and was founded in 575 BC. This later became a Roman town called Emporiae, which dates back to the early 1st century BC.

Emporiae was built over the foundations of the first Roman military camp on the penisular which was established in the 2nd century BC during the second Punic war against Carthage.

What can you see

You can see the layout and ruins of the Greek and Roman towns. You can see mosaics from Roman homes, a sculpture of Asclepius and ruins of the Roman Forum. To make this more interesting we recommend that you book guided tours and visit the museum which displays Greek bronze, ceramic and sculpture. 

A short walk north along the coast gets you to the mediaval village of Sant Marti d'Empuries. To the south is L'Escala which is a popular tourist resort.

How to get to Empúries


Empúries is best visited by car or perhaps as part of a tour. As a destination itself, it is perhaps not worth seeing alone if you have to go all the way from Barcelona.

By car

Directions Barcelona to Empúries
Carrer Museu, 27, 17130 L'Escala, Girona


By bus

3 hours. Take a regional Moventis bus from Estacio Nord in Barcelona to the town of L'ESCALA. Then take a taxi to Empúries. 
Be careful NOT to take bus to Castelló d'Empúries which is a different town


Empúries ruins website


Empúries ruins opening times:

From 1st October - 31st May
Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 18.00

From 1st June to 30th September
Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 20.00
Closed on 1st January and 25th December
Empúries Parking
The Empuries site has free parking close to the ruins, a beach just outside the site, a museum (free with site admission) and a cafe. 

More information:
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya-Empúries
C/ J. Puig i Cadafalch s/n
E-17130 L'Escala-Empúries
(Alt Empordé)
Tel. +34 972 770208
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2019 11:34
 

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