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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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A huge site of Greek and Roman remains with some stunning mosaics in the Roman citadel.
We were advised to allow an hour and a half for the visit but as avid fans of the old Time Team programme we spent nearly 4 hours there...More
The ruins at Empuries contain the remains of two ancient cities -- one Greek and one Roman.The Greek city of Emporion represents the Western-most settlement of the Greeks discovered to date. When the Romans came and built their city nearby, they incorporated the Greek city...More
Since we were visiting L’Escala, it only made sense to visit the Ruines d’Empuries. Having visited Roman ruins throughout Europe, I found this location to be interesting, but not special. However, if in the area, it is worth a short visit especially since it is...More
The ruins of a Greek city settled from about 400BC and the later Roman city slightly inland settled in about 200BC after the Punic War. The ruins are ruins but they are well laid out and there is an excellent audioguide which brings the place...More
Wonderful place to visit and great restoration work done. Greeks, Romans and Visigoths all had an influence here. Well worth the entry fee. Surprised how big the place was as well as what had still to be excavated.
I cant believe we hadn't learnt about this place at school. Enjoyed far more than Pompeii!. Beautiful scenery and stunning mosaics that you can see up close. Ancient greek and roman artefacts set out with a fascinating audio tour that takes approx 2 hrs. However...More
At €5.50 per adult this place was really good value. Very interesting and scenic, plus an audio guide included for the price which had some great information about the site and the way life used to be here. Well worth a visit
Having read about this site in the UK I was determined to visit it on our trip to Spain. Well worth it. The site, particularly the Greek section is large but eAsy to walk round following the excellent route in the audio guide which is...More