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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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A trip through time!

This turned out to be a fascinating trip into the past. What made the trip so good were the audio-guides that were very reminiscent of the horrible history CDs that my children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This turned out to be a fascinating trip into the past. What made the trip so good were the audio-guides that were very reminiscent of the horrible history CDs that my children used to love listening to. With the help of the audio-guides we really got an insight to the discoveries that have been made at this site. Both teenagers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am not a history buff but I must admit that this audio-guided tour was impressive, to say the least. I learned a great deal of facts about these 2 different cultures living together in Empuries for a while. The scenery is a plus: blue sea water in front of the ruins. Breathtaking. Advice: wear sunblock and a hat; It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A far more extensive and interesting site than I would have foreseen. When you consider that only 20% of the Roman part of the site has been excavated, you realise just what a large site this is, not as large as Pompeii, maybe, but big nonetheless. It is unique in this part of the world in retaining distinct Greek and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is an important archaeological site comprising both Greek and Roman settlements. Fantastic location by the seaside and beaches and beautiful landscape making the visit particularly enjoyable including for those who are not particularly keen on history or young children.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was pretty cool, however our kids didn't enjoy it as much as we did. We arrived at noon, and it became very hot and exhausting, bringing one bottle of water only. But it was really interesting, we spent 2 hours but actually skipped some of the last parts of the Roman sites. There was an air conditioned museum in... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There is plenty to see at this site. An informative audio guide leads you around the ruins, you leave having learnt a lot about the Roman / Greek history of the area. A much appreciated air conditioned exhibition of the treasures found during the excavations breaks up the tour nicely.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

An interesting place to see both Greek and Roman ruins right next to each other. The audioguide is excellent at explaining how the different cultures used the location. The small museum was also very informative. I only gave it 4 stars, as being July, we waited until the evening to visit as it was slightly cooler. It stays open until... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place is well worth a visit - it is amazing. We spent over 2 hours strolling around the ruins and enjoyed every minute. The audio guide really adds to the experience; even our teenage daughters were gripped! The position and sheer size of the site and its evolution over several centuries is what makes this site particularly special for... More 

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Reedy Creek, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a huge Greek and Roman site, or two ancient cities bordering each other. There are numerous mosaic floors, status, pottery etc.

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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 

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