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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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C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n | L'Escala, 17130, Spain
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"audio guide"
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"greek and roman"
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"roman city"
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"small museum"
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"ancient history"
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"mosaic floors"
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"two hours"
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"iberian peninsula"
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"large area"
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"information boards"
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"archaeological site"
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Roman/Greek ruins covering an expansive site with magnificent views across the local area. Small but informative museum and very reasonable admission cost of 3 euros per adult. Fascinating to see both cultures in such a defined area and some superb mosaics visible during the summer...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

A greek and a roman city on one site. Lots to see, even though the explanatory signs are not very good (we did not take a guided tour). The mosaics in the roman city are impressive. Nearly no people at all at the site. The...More

1  Thank meolst
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

This Roman/Greek site was a in a lovely spot, with beautiful views and near sandy coves. There is a lot to see and it is definitely worth a visit. The Roman town mosaics are of particular interest but the remains of the Greek city are...More

3  Thank bonetDumfries
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

The vineyards of Provence, held too many memories of my recently deceased husband. So on a whim I turned south to Spain and the Costa Brava.I had no smart phone nor IPad, nor map of Spain, only a lap top. I delighted in discovering Narnonne,...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

What's so nice about this location is the openness and lack of crowds. You can wander about freely and take in the ruins and mozaics and read the information boards all at your leisure. The Roman sections seems better set up than the Greek part,...More

1  Thank Valueseeker13
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This is quite a typical school trip if you study ancient history or latin and I had a lovely memory of that visit so I dediced to take my man this summer (he is not from Catalonia). We really enjoyed it !!!! He was so...More

2  Thank Edan25
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Thus is one of the most exciting places, in the Costa Brava, to visit. These are ruins from Greek and later Roman settlements that eventually caused Spain to become as it is. With only very little imagination, walking about this site gives an excellent idea...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

We were thoroughly entertained and informed by this unexpectedly well-preserved set of ruins. We also thought that the museum was excellent. Vaut le detour.

1  Thank almosr
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Large Roman/Greek ruins near to L'Escala. A lot of it is open air, so choose a cloudy day if visiting in the summer, as there is alot to walk around if it is a hot day. Very close to a nice sandy beach and is...More

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

The ruins here offer a great presentation with lots of English on the interpretative displays. The ruins are better preserved than the Palatine Hill anad Forum in Rome in that the floor mosaics and actual house walls are still visible. They have a done a...More

2  Thank IanLewisOT
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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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Barbara H
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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Response from Patrimonigencat | Property representative |
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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