L’Escala is located to the south of the gulf of Roses, bordering the Baix Empordà region, at just two kilometres of the famous ruins of Empúries. Like other coastal towns, since ancient times its main activity has been fishing: the local anchovy is one of the most appreciated products of Catalan seafood gastronomy.
The municipality still preserves all the charm of the old quarter, contoured by a singular seafront path and beaches with personality such as Montgó, where the famous defence tower of the same name is located.
Caterina Albert i Paradís (1869-1966), the author of Solitude and more well-known by the man’s pen name Víctor Català, is the town’s most distinguished daughter.
- Discover the archaeological ensemble of Empúries.
- Go on an excursion to Sant Martí d’Empúries.
- Visit Alfolí de la Sal.
- Admire the beaches and the jagged and rocky sections of the entire coastline of L’Escala.
- Taste the anchovies and the cañaíllas (sea snails).
Tourism and service companies are currently the most important part of the municipality’s economy, followed by fishing and anchovy production. Industry is related to the world of wood, metal and textiles, without forgetting the food preservation industry. Lastly, agriculture (both dry and irrigated farming) and pig farms also play an important role in the economy.