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“Very large site with lots to see”
Review of Ruins of Empuries

Ruins of Empuries
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US$97,03*
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Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona
Ranked #5 of 192 things to do in Costa Brava
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 guide or signage. This is probably one of the best preserved sites I've visited including original statues! I would leave at least 3 hours to get around a at a minimum, there is a lot to see and a long way to walk.

Date of experience: September 2017
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"greek and roman"
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"ancient history"
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"small museum"
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"mosaic floors"
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"two hours"
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"iberian peninsula"
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"information boards"
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"large area"
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"history lovers"
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"couple of hours"
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"walking shoes"
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"wear comfortable shoes"
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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 the Roman ruins. It is really interesting to hear about the settlement and how it developed over the centuries and then left to be uncovered centuries later. Kids found it fascinating and loved walking around the ruins listening to their own version on the audio guide. We will be going back to see it again next time we visit the town.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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 the two!

Date of experience: August 2017
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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 get the best from it.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Skinut79
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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 so gives you some respite from the heat. You can walk through the car park down to the beach after for a swim to cool down. The sandy beach has a café, pedalo and sunbed hire.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RichardT99
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