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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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If you love ancient history, don't miss Empuries

Other reviewers have explained in detail the location of the ruins and that it includes the ruins of two different civilisations which lived harmoniously together. I thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lee T
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Sydney
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Other reviewers have explained in detail the location of the ruins and that it includes the ruins of two different civilisations which lived harmoniously together. I thoroughly agree with everyone who has praised the audio guide and said how helpful it was in understanding the lives and layout of the two cities. And the absurdly cheap entry price. But no... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful, well preserved ruins. Informative, easy to follow, interesting audio tour, including one for children. Large site, takes a few hours to go around. Very reasonably priced. Not too busy at 5.30 pm but you could need more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started this tour at 6pm - perfect time to enjoy the cooler evening and very little tourists around -and wow what a site to enjoy- marvelous archeology from Roman and Greek times. Enjoyed the informative film at the start of the tour. The mosiac floors are some of the most impressive that I have ever seen. The small museum in... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth to visit. You get a lot information, you can walk namong the ruins and everything is explained on headphones which are included in price. They have even separate audio for children. The price is very low for what you get.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This enormous and very well preserved ruins is the site of the final edge of the Greek empire (3rd century BC). And a Roman port city is built just on top of it An excellent audio explains the layout, the purposes and the social life that was lived in the many streets, houses, forum, hospital, sacred buildings. You will see... More 

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Lanton, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greek and Roman remains to interest you. The setting is beautiful but more important to me was the bird life including Bee Eaters nesting in the sand holes and Rock Sparrows with their yellow beaks on the ruins.

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Driffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited while staying in llafranc. The ruins of both the Greek and Roman towns are excellent. The museum is very interesting and well presented. Entrance for 2 people over 65 is only 8 euros, very good value. You could easily spend 3 to 4 hours looking around the site. Car parking is confusing as if you drive slightly too far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

What an amazing site.Don't miss if you love this kind of history.It is an enormous site though and probably best enjoyed and perused over a couple of visits, there is so much to take in.Even the remains of tanks which they stored fish in.The little museum has some fascinating items and info.There's no shade from the sun so in midsummer... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

An beautiful walk with fascinating ruins to see going here every holiday/visit in L'escala! Nice, not to crowded and you'll learn a lot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A fascinating look at the historical Greek and Roman cultures. We were lucky enough to drop in on the last Tuesday of the month when there was no charge for access. The audio commentary was very informative for both children and adults. The Greek city has been excavated and the museum onsite contains a number of artifacts discovered in the... More 

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