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MAC-Empuries mosaics are covered to protect them from the cold and frost. Mosaics will no longer be visible until spring 2015. Sorry for the inconvenience.
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org mail or phone 972 77 02 08
Christmas Opening Hours 2014-15
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 17h
Special timetables: the days 24, 26 and 31st December, the museum closes at 15 pm.
Closed: December 25th and January the 1st
SATURNALIA AND DYONISIAN: SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS. A guided tour designed for the whole family, to discover how the ancient inhabitants of Empúries celebrate Christmas.Saturdays 27th December and 3rd January at 12 am. Information and booking 972 77 02 08
ROMAN VISITS. Sunday 28th December at 12 am. Information and booking 972 77 02 08
The Greek geographer Strabo, who wrote in the Augustan period, recounts, referring to Empúries that "emporitans, at first, occupied a small island off the coast today called Palaia Polis (old city), but currently live on land already "(Geography III, 4, 8-9).
In 218 BC, on the occasion of the Second Punic War, a Roman army under Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio landed at the port of Empúries with the aim of blocking land access to the Carthaginian troops. This was the process that was to start the romanisation of the Iberian Peninsula.