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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
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

Very good audio guide walks you round the Greek and Roman site. Only 20% of the Roman site has been excavated so far - a huge area still waits to release its secrets. The museum is very interesting and well laid out with labelling in...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 20 April 2015

If you've got a spot of fine weather this site is a real revelation...Greek and Roman ruins brought to life by a wonderful audio guided tour in your own language. We are no swots but it was a highlight of our visit to the Costa...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I cycled to Empuries from Estartit. It was well worth the trip. The site is on a slight rise overlooking the sea. After paying in {4.50 I think} you walk first into the Greek ruins. These are quite compact and the map/guide you get with...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

If visiting ancient ruins is your thing, then Empuries is a must see. The scale of the site is enormous as there are both Roman and earlier Greek cities to be explored. Each of the cities was a major port in its day, so there...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 3 January 2015

This “Park” consists of some of the best-preserved Greek and Roman ruins in Europe. The Ruins are a bit off of the beaten track but well worth the drive once you arrive. Empuries is located right on the Mediterranean Costa Brava coast midway between L’Escala...More

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank TravellerNanaimoB_C_
Reviewed 11 November 2014

If you are touring around the Costa Brava and the Roses Bay, you should not miss this place. The location is excellent and it is very interesting to see the ruins and treasures of ancient times. The mosaic floors still shine, amazing! Though I think...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Sonia C
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We have been here many times and each time it leaves us feeling in awe of the ruins that have been uncovered and the history discovered. The location of the ruins beside the sea is fabulous. If you are interested in history, don't miss this...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Lllamaheaven
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Set in a wonderful location by the sea with tended gardens to stroll around these ruins are a must. BUT more information could be provided to help one make sense of what one was seeing. The contrast between the greek and the Roman sections was...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank leminier
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was a very interesting place to visit and it took us between four and five hours to view everything that we wanted to. Most of what remains of the Greek section appears to have been excavated, and you can really imagine what it would...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 19 June 2014

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

Date of experience: June 2014
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Yvonne V
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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.