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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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Having read some of the glowing reviews I was really looking forward to spending time at this site. Theres no doubt these ruins are amazing and theres a lot to see but the site is really badly run. When you arrive by car the ticket...More
Having been to the area extensively over the years I finally made the effort to visit the ruins and was so pleased I did. Unusually the site is home to both Greek and Roman ruins which fortunately don’t ‘contaminate’ each other. Bothe sets are impressive...More
Seemed far more extensive than I remembered from my last visit 48 years ago.
There is now also an modern Museum within the site between the Greek and Roman excavations which explains the historical significance of the Greek and Roman trading settlements. An important Iberian...More
Despite the ruins,the former size and beauty of the place can still be sensed. In fact,to be entranced by the excavations,you don't have to be an archeologist or a historian,just soak in the incomparable shore of the turquoise-blue sea,the picturesque walls between which pines and...More
I would rather put more stress on the the coastal part of this beautiful region as everything about the ruins has been written ! We had good luck of walking along the coastal part of this region with our friend archeologist from Girona ! We...More
This is a huge archeological site and really informative. Following life under occupation of the Greeks and then the Romans, it's easy to see how this area evolved into two distinct, but related, communities. Fantastic views of the land, woods and sea - all important...More
The drive into this extensive archaeological site leaves you completely unprepared for what you'll see immediately on arrival in the car-park. Just opposite the car park are the complex remains of a 2200 year old Greek city. (The Roman remains are on a plateau 10-15...More
We Loved seeing the old Greek and Roman city by the Mediterranean . This is a great way to tap into the ancient trading routes of the old world. These traders had a spa , a hospital , wine cellars, grain storage and places to...More
The site is marvelous. The Greek ruins are near the sea, and the Roman ruins are a bit inland. The ruins have several existing antiquities like statutes and murals. And the whole thing is on the Mediterranean sea. The water is a beautiful blue that...More
Empúries was founded on a small island at the mouth of the river Fluvià in northeastern Spain by Greek colonists from Phocaea in 575 BCE. Prior to that time the area was predominatly inhabited by an early Iberian tribe known as the Indigetes. In 550...More