Heritage


Experience the heritage of l’Escala with all your senses!

NOT TO BE MISSED

MAC Empúries

A unique archaeological site on the Iberian Peninsula that explains the arrival of the Greek and Roman cultures thanks to the remains conserved and to the museum which tells about its evolution. The management of the facilities and of the remains depends directly on the Generalitat of Catalonia.

http://www.macempuries.cat/

Can Cinto Xuà Fishermen’s House

An 18th-century house, it conserves the typical structure of fishermen’s houses in L’Escala, along with the fishing tools and objects they used in their everyday lives. Can Cinto Xuà fishermen’s and coral collectors’ house gives onto two streets, Carrer de la Torre and Carrer de les Sorres (currently Carrer Sant Pere) and belonged ….

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Maritime Cemetery

This neoclassical-style traditional architectural site built in 1835, and declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest, is unique in its category on the Costa Brava. It was restored in 2018.

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Montgó Tower

Montgó Tower was constructed as a defence against pirates to protect the fishermen of L’Escala Built in 1598 on top of Montgó Mountain, it has been restored and made suitable to be visited. It is one of the buildings in L’Escala declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest (BCIN).

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Bunkers

At the beginning of the Franco regime, as part of the Second World War (1939-1945), a battery was built for the purpose of defending it from a hypothetical ally attack. The battery is divided into two sections, each of which consists of two bunkers placed symmetrically to the east and to the west and facing north and north-west.

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El Pedró Tower

A watchtower constructed in the 16th century located on top of the hill known as the Puig del Pedró. The main function of the tower was to alert neighbours to the arrival of enemy vessels by means of fire or smoke signals.

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MARAM-Fish Interpretation Centre

Run by the Confraria de Pescadors (Brotherhood of Fishermen) of L’Escala and in the Port de la Clota, near the fish auction, it explains the current story of fishing in L’Escala and also offers guided visits of the port, workshops for cooking fish and diverse activities.

More informationhttp://www.maram.cat/

COLLECTIONS

Collection of paintings and drawings by Rafel Ramis

L’Escala Town Council has the pictorial legacy of Rafel Ramis (1912-1991) which includes around a hundred oil paintings and around a thousand drawings (watercolours, engravings, caricatures, etc.). One of the great values of the municipal collection is the fact that it enables the artist’s entire professional career to be looked at, from his childhood and his latter years in L’Escala, including his youth and training phase in Barcelona and the time that he lived in South America.

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Traditional garments of seafarers and Indianos

The Virtual Fashion Museum of Catalonia, an initiative of the Fundació Lluís Carulla, shows 16 garments provided by the Anchovy and the Salt Museum. Most of them are on show in Can Cintu Xuà Fishermen’s House. Read more…

GUIDED TRIPS

GUIDED TOURS SUMMER 2019
GUIDED TOURS ALL THE YEAR