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L´Escala and the culture

More than 2,500 years ago, the first inhabitants of L’Escala, left behind remains in artistic and cultural works as a testimony to their presence.
L´Escala emerged in the 16th century as a small fishing port dependent on the neighbouring town of Empúries. Howevwe, in 1766 it attained the category of town and municipal capital in a period of great economic wealth thanks to the maritime customs and excise. L´Alfoli de la Sal (Sall Store), fishing and export of wine and salted fish.