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

C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
+34(0)972 770208
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #17 of 78 attractions in Costa Brava
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
85 visitor photos
Write a Review

78 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    38
    32
    6
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We Loved seeing the old Greek and Roman city by the Mediterranean . This is a great way to tap into the ancient trading routes of the old world. These traders had a spa , a hospital , wine cellars, grain storage and places to practice their religious devotions. This is an appropriate excursion with teenagers,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The site is marvelous. The Greek ruins are near the sea, and the Roman ruins are a bit inland. The ruins have several existing antiquities like statutes and murals. And the whole thing is on the Mediterranean sea. The water is a beautiful blue that make your heart ache. Explore the ruins, then visit the museum, and finally enjoy the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Oregon
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Empúries was founded on a small island at the mouth of the river Fluvià in northeastern Spain by Greek colonists from Phocaea in 575 BCE. Prior to that time the area was predominatly inhabited by an early Iberian tribe known as the Indigetes. In 550 BCE the inhabitants of the small island city moved to the mainland and expanded from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PUTNEYBIKER
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
37 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Well worth a wander around. This site offers interest to the novice through to the expert Roman historian. Tidy lavatories. Not much in way of on site catering. Something to do on a clear blue day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I have to be honest when my husband said we were going to look at Ancient Greek ruins I wasn't that excited, been to Hadrian's wall etc but WOW! This place was amazing. We walked around the Greek city first which was incredible,so well preserved and spread over such a large area. We then wandered up to the Roman city... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Empuries was definitely worth a visit. The site is HUGE so be prepared to be walking a lot and make sure to take breaks! But because it was so big, and all the visitors spread out, you feel like you get the whole place to yourself- what a great experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barcelona
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went to l'Escala to check the Ruins Of Empuries. We walked 15-20 minutes from l'Escala to the ruins along a nice walking path by the beach.The entry fee which includes the museum, was 3 euros. Worth It to visit. The site is big so even there is other people visiting too, you feel alone with the history. The ruins... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a fantastic site of ancient Greek and Roman cities. We took the excellent guided tour (thank you, Alex!). The entry fee was so cheap at 3 euros - I don't think I've ever had such value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Peterborough
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We enjoyed our visit around the Roman and Greek ruins, the location is stunning looking out on the Bay of Roses and the small museum is well presented. Make sure you go into their car park and not the one before the entrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We visited this site on a Saturday in July. It was surprisingly not busy and we were free to wander around and explore. We weren't there in time for the guided tour but I'm sure it would be worth it. Plan for at least a couple of hours - or even spend the day if the weather permits. You can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ruins of Empuries also viewed

S'Agaro, Costa Brava
L'Estartit, Costa Brava
 
Cadaques, Costa Brava
Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell
 

Been to Ruins of Empuries? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ruins of Empuries, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing