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Ruins of Empuries

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Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
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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... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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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!

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Barcelona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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.

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Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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.

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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 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 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Roman/Greek ruins covering an expansive site with magnificent views across the local area. Small but informative museum and very reasonable admission cost of 3 euros per adult. Fascinating to see both cultures in such a defined area and some superb mosaics visible during the summer months. Very exposed so take a sun hat! A great way to spend a half... More 

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Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

A greek and a roman city on one site. Lots to see, even though the explanatory signs are not very good (we did not take a guided tour). The mosaics in the roman city are impressive. Nearly no people at all at the site. The entrance fee includes a small museum. There is an outdoor café with quite nice food.... More 

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dumfries
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This Roman/Greek site was a in a lovely spot, with beautiful views and near sandy coves. There is a lot to see and it is definitely worth a visit. The Roman town mosaics are of particular interest but the remains of the Greek city are also good. The museum is small but the displays are done well. You can leave... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The vineyards of Provence, held too many memories of my recently deceased husband. So on a whim I turned south to Spain and the Costa Brava.I had no smart phone nor IPad, nor map of Spain, only a lap top. I delighted in discovering Narnonne, Fr. at lunch time(Another story) then headed south on the motorway. It was a glorious... More 

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London/Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

What's so nice about this location is the openness and lack of crowds. You can wander about freely and take in the ruins and mozaics and read the information boards all at your leisure. The Roman sections seems better set up than the Greek part, but this is not a criticism. The Roman amphitheatre and vast quad with a renovated... More 

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