We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ruins of Empuries

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
Phone Number: +34(0)972 770208
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 138 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Really worth visiting

Often archaeological sites are just a pile of old stones, and to a certain extent, that is what this site is. But the reason I liked it, and indeed many others on TripAdvisor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
moraira
,
UK
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
UK
Level Contributor
417 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Often archaeological sites are just a pile of old stones, and to a certain extent, that is what this site is. But the reason I liked it, and indeed many others on TripAdvisor, liked it, is the quality of the audio guide (you ask for the language you want it in) . The Audio Guide transform the piles of old... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doha
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is one of the most fascinating historical sites we have ever visited. We really only stumbled upon it by accident whilst out for a drive. It has Phonoecian, Greek & Roman ruins & covers the period from 6th century BC to 2nd century AD. What is most fascinating is the fact you can visualise the whole layout of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

To visit the ruins will take about 90 minutes including the Museum in which various artifacts are housed. In the Greek area the town’s defensive walls dating from 1st century BC, a center area where fish sauces were made, the public square where the political, social and economic activity would take place, a drainage system dating from the 2nd century... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SW France
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

An excellent English language audio guide makes this a very worthwhile visit. Allow enough time for a sit down on the way round, and carry water if it's a hot day. Amazingly only 20% of the Roman city is excavated, so your time splits about evenly between the Greek and Roman areas. There's an onsite car park, or one can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
149 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very good audio guide walks you round the Greek and Roman site. Only 20% of the Roman site has been excavated so far - a huge area still waits to release its secrets. The museum is very interesting and well laid out with labelling in English. Beautiful views and gardens make this a must see if you are on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toulouse, France
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you've got a spot of fine weather this site is a real revelation...Greek and Roman ruins brought to life by a wonderful audio guided tour in your own language. We are no swots but it was a highlight of our visit to the Costa Brava! Well done the educational centre of Catalunya who created it and generated a real... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nanaimo B.C.
Level Contributor
208 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ruins of Empuries also viewed

 

Been to Ruins of Empuries? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ruins of Empuries

Address: Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
Phone Number: +34(0)972 770208
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ruins of Empuries and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ruins of Empuries staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?