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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
+34 972 77 02 08
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank JetSetterJim
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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

1  Thank mabel98
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went to the Ruïnes d'Empúries with no expectations. It is a combination of Greek and Roman ruïnes. We took the audiotour with is at least two hours to walkthrough. We thought this was really the extra to experience the ruïnes, but it was a...More

Thank Rik W
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The information through the audio guides is excellent. Also the meseum is nice, not too big. Parking is cheap and partly included in the museum ticket.

Thank Rogier M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was very interesting but there is very little shade. The audio guide was great, very informative and atmospheric. The museum offered some coolness about two thirds of the way round with a vending machine for water. Allow a few hours for the visit.

Thank cassiopeia86
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a much larger site than you would imagine. There is a mix of Greek and Roman towns with approximately 90 buildings in total. I would suggest taking the audio tour as it really adds a lot of information you don't get from the...More

2  Thank fluxan
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Visited here with our children. What an amazing piece of history with a great audio guide for adults and children. Great value for what turned out to be a 2 hour walk around the ruins. Audio guide talks you through the Greek ruins and then...More

Thank kdw72
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Amazing place, good value for money and fabulous views. Friendly staff and interesting information. Portable equipment is provided to listen to the commentary in English. We visited the ruins in the morning and afterwards took a short stroll to the gorgeous beach. Great to combine...More

Thank teresamlennon
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a very large ancient site. Greek then Roman remains are excavated here. There really are only the stones in the ground and a few above remaining but the museum is very enlightening. Allow a couple of hours to fully explore this site to...More

Thank Skinut79
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This site is very impressive and makes a great day out. The audio guide included in the price is very interesting with adult and child commentaries. There isn't much shade, but the air conditioned museum is half way round between the Greek and Roman ruins...More

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Yvonne V
22 July 2018|
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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 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.