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Ruins of Empuries

C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n | L'Escala, 17130, Spain
+34 972 77 02 08
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Empúries is one of the finest historic settings in Catalonia.Two cities, one Greek and one Roman, set by the sea at L’Escala on the south of the Bay of Roses, named by Unesco as one of the most beautiful in the world.
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  • Average4%
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“audio guide” (42 reviews)
“greek and roman” (40 reviews)
“roman city” (14 reviews)
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C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n | L'Escala, 17130, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this on a lovely hot day. Great setting, pine trees and incredible blue sea. The audio guide was very informative, with a lovely sense of humour eg Carthage ... who/ what ? It was very easy to navigate the two sites and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting on the western-most Greek trade outpost, later taken over by Romans. Well described in English, ambitious audio guide, pleasant walk. Surprised that there are so few visitors.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We visited the ruins not really knowing what to expect and were surprised at the size of the site. The admission charge of €5.50 per person was very reasonable. The detailed audio guide took the listener from the Greek to the Roman ruins and was...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The visitor centre is built sympathetically into the local landscape. The area alone is beautiful but whilst imagining being back in time strolling the Greek walled city is something else. The headset commentary is detailed and whisks you away to our ancestors world. The Roman...More

Thank Sharon A
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MAC E, Difusión at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank your Sharon for your visit and for your review! As you say, only 20% of the roman site has been excavated so stay tuned in the following months for interesting news!

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

It was really neat being in a place of such incredible history, both Geek and Roman and having the natural beauty to admire as well. Still working on the site which has several layers and is a bit hard to discern at times. Very well...More

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MAC E, Difusión at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you Dolly for your review! Every year we have things to see so we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant day out. Whether you think you're into ancient history or not, the Greek & Roman cities form a beautiful site with a backdrop of green pine & blue Med. The recorded narrative is engaging and allows you to wander round at...More

Thank Helen S
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MAC E, Difusión at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you Helen for your visit and for your review! We are happy to hear that you had a good experience at the museum. The place is still in process of being excavated so it might be interesting to come back in some time!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

From start to finish the experience of walking through history in our favourite part of Catalonia made for an exceptional day out. A backdrop of the snow covered Pyrenees and a glistening blue Mediterranean sea put us in doubt as to why the Greeks and...More

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MAC E, Difusión at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review! As of now we have excavated only 20% of the city so you can expect to see new mosaics in the coming years!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries are well worth a visit. The site comprises a mostly-excavated Greek part, and a Roman part of which only about 20% have been excavated, including the forum and the bathhouse. It's an expansive site and we spent a...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Spent over 3 hours at Empúries - what an amazing site spanning extensive Greek and Roman towns. The curators have done a superb job of both the excavations and the interpretive presentations to provide an experience such that you don’t have to be an historian...More

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MAC E, Difusión at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are very proud that you enjoyed the audioguide, we work to offer the best experience possible so it is great to see that our visitors enjoy it.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic spot. Wonderfully presented with audio guides and clever partial reconstruction. Unforgettable. (And free that day, don’t know why but lucky us)

Thank Dan S
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SJDelaney
23 August 2017|
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Response from KateSmith47 | Reviewed this property |
There is a beach there but we didn't use it. If you have a car there are plenty if beaches in the area. 😊
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8 January 2017|
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Response from Colin G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I don't remember seeing any dogs but that doesn't mean they are not allowed. Sorry I cannot be more helpful.
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Lory A
19 November 2015|
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Hi Lory! Nice to hearing from you. About your question, you can pick a bus in Girona. The company is called Sarfa. · Public Transportation Bus: SARFA Line Figueres-Sant Pere Pescador-l'Escala Line Girona-l'Escala Line... More
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