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Ruins of Empuries

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Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
Phone Number: +34(0)972 770208
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WELL WORTH THE TRIP

I cycled to Empuries from Estartit. It was well worth the trip. The site is on a slight rise overlooking the sea. After paying in {4.50 I think} you walk first into the Greek... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I cycled to Empuries from Estartit. It was well worth the trip. The site is on a slight rise overlooking the sea. After paying in {4.50 I think} you walk first into the Greek ruins. These are quite compact and the map/guide you get with your ticket lead you around the site where info stands explain the ruins. After looking... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If visiting ancient ruins is your thing, then Empuries is a must see. The scale of the site is enormous as there are both Roman and earlier Greek cities to be explored. Each of the cities was a major port in its day, so there are literally hundreds of ruins to explore. The site benefits from excellent interpretive signage which... More 

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Nanaimo B.C.
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This “Park” consists of some of the best-preserved Greek and Roman ruins in Europe. The Ruins are a bit off of the beaten track but well worth the drive once you arrive. Empuries is located right on the Mediterranean Costa Brava coast midway between L’Escala and the village of Sant Marti. The grounds are expansive and offer an outstanding selection... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are touring around the Costa Brava and the Roses Bay, you should not miss this place. The location is excellent and it is very interesting to see the ruins and treasures of ancient times. The mosaic floors still shine, amazing! Though I think they should be better protected. There is still a lot to do in this place.... More 

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Laval, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have been here many times and each time it leaves us feeling in awe of the ruins that have been uncovered and the history discovered. The location of the ruins beside the sea is fabulous. If you are interested in history, don't miss this place.

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Le Minier, Aveyron, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Set in a wonderful location by the sea with tended gardens to stroll around these ruins are a must. BUT more information could be provided to help one make sense of what one was seeing. The contrast between the greek and the Roman sections was very interesting. If it is a hot day take water!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was a very interesting place to visit and it took us between four and five hours to view everything that we wanted to. Most of what remains of the Greek section appears to have been excavated, and you can really imagine what it would have been like to live there. The Roman section is still mostly untouched, but was... More 

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Gerona, Catalonia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Having read some of the glowing reviews I was really looking forward to spending time at this site. Theres no doubt these ruins are amazing and theres a lot to see but the site is really badly run. When you arrive by car the ticket office is on the right hand side so you have to get out to pay.... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Having been to the area extensively over the years I finally made the effort to visit the ruins and was so pleased I did. Unusually the site is home to both Greek and Roman ruins which fortunately don’t ‘contaminate’ each other. Bothe sets are impressive and can give you a good idea as to how they lived over 2000 years... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Seemed far more extensive than I remembered from my last visit 48 years ago. There is now also an modern Museum within the site between the Greek and Roman excavations which explains the historical significance of the Greek and Roman trading settlements. An important Iberian port in those times. Interpretation boards, both within the Museum and throughout the site, are... More 

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