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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 Fascinating visit

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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