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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 25 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nick T
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Amazingly large area to have a look at which means that visitors do not feel crowded together. So many remains, quite uunusual.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

All i can say is fantastic... So interesting could have spent all day wandering around, a real must visit place. Will go again.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 30 September 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.
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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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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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