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Review of Ruins of Empuries

Ruins of Empuries
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US$98,20*
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Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona
Ranked #6 of 188 things to do in Costa Brava
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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
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"audio guide"
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"greek and roman"
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"roman city"
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"ancient history"
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"mosaic floors"
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"two hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"large area"
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"information boards"
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"iberian peninsula"
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"short stroll"
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"iberico"
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"entrance fee"
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"per adult"
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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.

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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.

Thank kdw72
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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!

Thank teresamlennon
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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.

Thank Skinut79
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