Empúries was the gateway for the Greek and Roman cultures on to the Iberian Peninsula. This site conserves the remains of a Greek town - the colonial Emporion enclave - and a Roman town - the former Emporiae - founded in the early 1st century BC above the foundations of a Roman military camp which had been established during the previous century.
Seeing the mosaics at the old stately homes is a must. Likewise, Asclepius’s statue, and the imposing Roman Forum. MAC-Empúries organizes a variety of highly interesting guided tours.
The first excavations on the site began in 1908 and constant scientific recovery work has been achieved ever since. Within the Empúries Ruins site, you can access the Greek town, the Roman town and the archaeology museum.
Dramatised visits and visits for families in various languages are available during the summer
From October 1st to November 15th
From Monday to Sunday: 10am - 6pm
From November 16th to February 15th
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 5pm
From February 16th t o May 31st
Monday to Sunday: 10am - 6pm
From June 1st to September 31st
Monday to Sunday: 10am - 8pm
From 10 am - 7 pm.
Closed on: December 25th and 26th, January 1st-6th and every Monday until February 15th
Admission tickets: The ticket includes a visit to the archaeological site and museum, and audio guide for individual visitors. Individual admission: 5.50 €
Visitors over 65: 4.50 €
Children under 16: free admittance
For any further information:
Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (MAC)