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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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 

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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 

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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 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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 

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Toulouse, France
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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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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