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“Interesting site but looks a mess” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Els Ametllers

Els Ametllers
Ranked #12 of 34 things to do in Tossa de Mar
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Owner description: A classic example of a Roman Mediterranean farming establishment and one of the most important villas in the ancient Roman province of Tarraco.
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“Interesting site but looks a mess”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

It is a shame that the site looks unkempt. The information boards need redoing, weeds growing on site. Steps on one area are broken

Visited June 2014
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“Fantastic but in need of some TLC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a fantastic historical place, the vill was occupied for over 7 centuries and contained both farming and fishing equipment as well as a beautifully appointed house with ornamental gardens. The upkeep is dreadful and as an avid historian its heart-breaking to see something as important as this site being allowed to decay slowly away, if they aren't going to preserve it properly them maybe they should have left it buried instead of pillaging it for all the "good bits There is Roman painted stucco plaster falling from crumbling walls that urgently needs preserved as well as some vandalism. I know Spain is skint but surly some historical body somewhere must have a some euro's to preserve such an important site

Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating but needs a bit of upkeep”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

It's not often you get to walk around a 2000 year old Roman Villa for free but you can here.

The lower level appears to be just a few stones in a field but climb the few steps to the upper level and the preservation is superb. There are pictures and descriptions all around showing what it would have looked in Roman times and you can walk unrestricted over the whole place.

You get the feeling they haven't updated anything for about 30 years but is still a great way to kill half an hour.

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“Worth a stop because it's free”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Given that this is a prime archaeological site on the Costa Brava, I'm surprised that there's no entrance fee. Likewise, I'm surprised how difficult it was to get any information about it. The tourist office, 200m up the road, had a leaflet in German but nothing in English. Thankfully, my German is good enough to understand the basics. Worth a look if you're interested in Roman stuff and have half an hour to spare.

Visited April 2014
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Larne, United Kingdom
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“Nice tiles and view of church”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Best part of the short walk round is the tiled floor and the view of the lovely church opposite. Is a bit tired and could do with some time spent on it.

Visited September 2013
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