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Ruins of Empuries

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Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
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Fabulous ruins

Having seen on trip advisor about this place, we put on our sat nav and ended up going to a different place which was a town 17 Kms north. You need to put in L'escala. Once we got... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen on trip advisor about this place, we put on our sat nav and ended up going to a different place which was a town 17 Kms north. You need to put in L'escala. Once we got there we spent about 2 to 3 hours looking around. It was a Tuesday too which meant getting in for free! Good... More 

Thank Christine S
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The ruins get bigger every year, since they are still digging. The audio guide was a nice touch. Overal the entire site and museum are well meantained. The only negative point that we encountered is that there where many school kids and the security couldn't keep up with them... says more about the kids and their teachers than the site.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I had no idea this place existed until last week. My daughter is a historian and expressed a desire to visit Empuries which is situated near L'escala in Catalan, Spain. We hired a car and drove, this didn't take long from Figueres where we were staying. The roads were easy and but we needed a sat nav until we got... More 

1 Thank KateSmith47
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,739 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 766 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Nice archaeological site near Palafruguell-Palamos and the valley of the river Aro, and the region of Emporda; The site was a greco-roman ancient town located in Emporda, in the nord of Catalogne; The ruins are widespread on a hill; the walk through the ruins is amazing, many ancient columns, big stones, nice trees; there are also a small museum to... More 

1 Thank Manuela L
Augusta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm a huge history nerd. When I heard that there were both Greek AND Roman ruins in L'Escala, I knew this was a must-see. Empuries is unique because, at one point, the Greeks and the Romans coexisted here. The audio guide provides a wealth of knowledge and should absolutely not be skipped. The... More 

1 Thank borderrat0906
Strathdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The visit should start with watching the interpretive film. It is an outstanding example of telling a difficult story well and in an interesting fashion. The excavations are well marked and signed. The Greek and Roman together with the Iberian influences are clearly explained and are impressive to see. A guide is a plus.

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Brittany, France
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

What a setting blue skys and a stunning backdrop of the Med Sea. We had a amazing time.So reasonable to go in worked out at 4e each with a headset tour. You start with the Greeks and move up to the Roman site. We were there for well over 3.5 hrs and honestly didnt see everything.Its a lot to take... More 

1 Thank Bretonbabe
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The ruins were a bit tricky to find but once there, it's really an impressive place. We happened to go on a Tuesday when there's the added benefit of free entry. It's not expensive anyway and the audio tour is included. There are not many informative signs so the audio is essential and they have a child's version which even... More 

1 Thank Ajayfrance
Leander, Texas
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598 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped here on our hike from L'Escala to San Pere Pescador for about 3 hours. Unfortunately I drive my wife nuts as I love to poke thru historical sites and listen to the whole audio tour and read as many descriptions as possible. I found this audio tour to be excellent with lots of insights on the ruins and... More 

1 Thank wacotom
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The historical significance of this ancient city alone is worth the visit, but the fact that it has both Greek and Roman ruins sitting next to each other is a real treat for history buffs. It also really helps understand the transition of cultures and people in the region. The audioguide is a must, and give yourself several hours. This... More 

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