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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 3 days ago

this was an unexpected find while we were driving around aimlessly on a Monday as most museums (all really) in Figueres were closed. we went through several small towns and eventually ended up in L'Escala and stumbled upon this place by following the road signs....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank simonnunis
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in March, got there at opening and was the only person in this amazing expanse of ruins. The ruins include a Greek City as well as a Roman City. While I was there a bus of students arrived for a tour. Given the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Firstly, and most importantly, these ruins are something truly special and shouldn’t be missed. Not only is the site large in scale, but walking among ruins from multiple civilizations is a thrilling experience. The audio guide is excellently produced as well. One very important word...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Ruins of Empuries are located in well-known Costa Brava, in Girona region, in Catalonia. These ruins are the most known ancient Greek and Roman ruins in Catalonia. In fact, here you can see almost all town and walk around it. It is not a beach...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

The site is well worth a visit, but allow plenty of time to take everything in (it took us 4 hours) as there is lots to see and the information guide does take in a bit of getting used to. The sun was shining on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank liz7772015
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We decided to take a detour from Figueres to Barcelona to visit the Ruins of Empuries and I'm glad we did. It's a fascinating historical site close with an entertaining audio tour.Unfortunately, it was overcast and raining on the day we went but with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MJD48
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This was a first visit to this amazing site and the four hours we spent exploring it were unforgettable. The end of October visit meant no crowds, no queues, no fee for car parking and, in fact, it felt we had the place to ourselves...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

This huge site is in a spectacular setting by the sea. There is an audio guide included in the entrance fee which is well worth taking and really helps to make the visit special. Allow plenty of time - two to three hours- as the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kulturcat
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Blue and Green in perfect combination, the whole spor seems to be magic, there is probably something in the air, so that you suddenly feel peace and harmony. It takes 3 to 4 hours to walk aroung the área. Tobe honest, the map they gave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank heroinac
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing way to spend some time, steeped in the mysteries and wonders that seep through the stones. Don’t miss this if you are out this way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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MACE124, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for your visit and for sharing the experience!!

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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 coling549 | 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.