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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“greek and roman” (40 reviews)
“roman city” (14 reviews)
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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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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Fascinating ruins right next to the beach. As stated, directions can be slightly challenging, this is just north of L'Escala but we ended up parking further north of the ruins and had to walk back along the beach to the entrance. (Not at all a...More

Thank SubbuThePeaceful
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

the ruins of Empuries offers an opportunity to see where and how the ancient Creak and also Roman lived. The place is unbelievably beautiful, there re many stories to both listen to through the hearing device (I guess you know what I mean - I...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Really interesting and enjoyable 3 hours. Could spent longer but it was so hot and no shade we left. Make sure you have a hat and plenty of water. The audio guide was superb and quite amusing at time. The best ruin ever visited, it...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We've visited many Roman ruins over the years but this is the best place we've found to put it all in perspective. You will see beautifuĺly preserved mosaics, industrial and domestic dwellings, baths, burial chambers, an amphitheatre and lots more.The overlap and progression of each...More

Thank AnnTFlynn68
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This only cost 5€ but gave us 2 hours of interest. The fee gives you an audio guide that is really detailed, and you play at different points around the site. There are mosaics and artefacts, and you can leave and return in the same...More

Thank h123569
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 5 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...More

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Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 15 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....More

1  Thank borderrat0906
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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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