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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 special experience in history, culture, art and nature. Go!!

It was actually October 2014 when we visited this site as part of our 3 weeks of travel thru Catalunya, Andalusia and Madrid. It was a memorable trip with many highlights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joseph_Mitchell
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Durham, NC

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was actually October 2014 when we visited this site as part of our 3 weeks of travel thru Catalunya, Andalusia and Madrid. It was a memorable trip with many highlights. Empires was one of those "special" places that we were especially lucky to visit that we often think about. It's a bit off the beaten track, you'll need a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Hard by the sea with sweeping views of the Mediterranean to your east and the Pyrenees to your north, the ruins of Empuries are an incredible site to behold. We visited on a cold January day and even though it was spitting rain, windy and cold, it was one of the most memorable sites I have ever visited. It is... More 

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L'Escala, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Wandering through seaside ruins after a long morning at the beach was a nice activity before a long nap

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Greeks knew what they were doing when they established themselves here because the beach is beautiful and in fact this whole area in the Costa Brava is wonderful for a visit. The only place in Spain where you can tour both Greek and Roman ruins, Empuries has some amazing history to offer. Only 20% excavated, the parts you can... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I came here 10 years ago and was fascinated. Since then it has been excavated further and some walls have been partly rebuilt . With the excellent audio commentary in English, we were able to wander through the Greek port first and then on to the later Roman town. Yes, it's a ruin and it's not quite as intact as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We decided to pop in here-from the outside it doesn't look very inspiring;but 3 hours later we were still going !! Really interesting and great value with an audio guide included. Lovely situation too overlooking the sea.Gave a real flavour of how important the region was to the Greeks and Romans and left you wanting to find out more. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's been 20 years since our last visit, and of course it hasn't moved so the scenery is still breathtaking, but the audio guide is a great improvement and the ruins themselves always great to see.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

These ruins are quite extensive (and they continue to unearth more). The visit is great value for 5 euros per person and includes a headset via which relevant details, available in several languages, are communicated at various points around the site. This worked very well and is much more effective than reading from some 'dry' guide book.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

What an interesting site, both Greek and Roman excavations . You can have an audio guide of both sites,following a preset itinary. Which is very interesting . It is completely in the open and so could get very hot in the sun. It is the highlight of the area. A book/ souvenir shop on site and a very small refreshment... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Impressive insight into the past. Spent an amazing morning walking around, allow at least 2 hours plus to really appreciate this site. Audio guides very good. Entrance cost very affordable. Enjoyed the museum. Setting is incredible with the ocean as back drop and so close in proximity to a town such as L'Escala.

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