Welcome to Sant Martí d'Empúries
Tiny walled Sant Martí d'Empúries, 1km north of L'Escala's ruins of Empúries, impresses with its glorious shores, gold-tinged lanes and medieval history. Until 1079 it was the seat of Empúries county before its vulnerability to pirate attacks prompted a power shift. These days it makes a wonderful excursion from L'Escala (4km south) or Castelló d’Empúries, 16km north. Sandy beaches extend just beyond its historical centre. The main square, flanked by a broad 16th-century sandstone church, is packed with more than its fair share of excellent restaurants.