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Ruins of Empuries
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US$97,86*
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Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona
Ranked #7 of 220 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 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 and still could have stayed longer. Amazing value for money!

Thank Angela B
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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 into their own and called the place Emporiae. Today the area is Empuries. The ruins are extensive with much to see and marvel at. I was especially impressed by the lovely mosaic tile floors that were in the villas of the Roman city; these are covered by sand in the winter months for protection, and can only be viewed from April - October. If you go, be sure to visit the museum on site, as it is free with the modest admission fee, and is filled with wonderful items and artifacts found at the site. My companion and I were on a hiking holiday in the area and were hiking from L'Escala to Castillo d'Empuries. The ruins were along our route and we spent about 2 hours exploring this amazing attraction.

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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 on the shore of a beautiful Mediterranean beach.

Thank osimajorusaf
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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 alive and makes it a most interesting visit. There is a museum which houses the statue of Asklepios, the Greek god of medicine as seen in the picture above. Well worth the 2 to 3 hours, although I guess you would need some interest in history to enjoy it.

Thank Nick T
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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.

Thank sophia27
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