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Ruins of Empuries

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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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C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n | L'Escala, 17130, Spain
+34 972 77 02 08
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highlight of my trip in Barcelona. It was one of the best sites and museums. Free well done audio guide that made the visit exceptional. What a treat.

1  Thank Bich N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my dad for the afternoon as part of our holiday. On arrival you have to pay for parking but it’s right next to the entrance. Get you receipt stamped and the way out you can get part of your parking refunded. This...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definately the place to visit if you in the aread and interested in history. Very well laid out and organised. Beautiful views all the way around as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A “must not miss” historic site which is extremely interesting and well presented place to visit if you are in the local area. Amazing setting with a sympathetic and appropriate layout which allows the visitor to appreciate both the Greek and the Roman ruins. A...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. I’ve visited many ancient sites like this but particularly enjoyed this one because of the layers of history and the way that different periods overlapped and interacted. The audio tour is excellent and held our attention across a huge site. However the single...More

Thank DaveWomble
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Man alive, you have to come here. Ruins not just of the original Greek settlement but of the Roman one that came after. It’s big enough to be incredibly impressive but not so big to be overwhelming (which can definitely be true with not-so-big kids...More

1  Thank Mabel O
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We went with our 16-22 age young adults and spent about 4 hours in the ruins and museum. The comentry was both informative and interesting to all. There are some nice mosaics and the reconstruction of part of the forum gives a good insight into...More

Thank willhighgate
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We spent about 4 hours walking through Empúries ruins while listening to the audio guide. Empúries, also known as Ampurias, was a town on the Mediterranean coast of the Catalan comarca of Alt Empordà in Catalonia, Spain. It was founded in 575 BC by Greek...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

excellent audio guide (unlike several other locations in the region) that makes the visit lovely and entertaining even in the absence of remains other than foundations. the view is amazing anyway. you need to spend 2 hours, take a hat and a bottle of water...More

Thank EViroflay2
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Lovely location, next to the Mediterranean, this was settled by both the Greeks and the Romans and is one of the few places like this. It’s a big site with a lot to see, so pacing yourself, especially on a hot day is important. One...More

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Yvonne V
23 July 2018|
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Response from Chenonceau14 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely the morning. The sites faces east so the sun would be coming from that side and anyway at that time of the year the light will be relatively soft as it will be late autumn or winter.
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. 😊
Barbara H
8 January 2017|
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.