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“Wow. What a gem”
Review of Ruins of Empuries

Ruins of Empuries
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US$97,64*
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Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona
Ranked #6 of 181 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 9 September 2018 via mobile

Highlight of my trip in Barcelona. It was one of the best sites and museums. Free well done audio guide that made the visit exceptional. What a treat.

1  Thank Bich N
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"greek and roman"
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"roman city"
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"mosaic floors"
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"large area"
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"iberian peninsula"
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"short stroll"
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I went with my dad for the afternoon as part of our holiday. On arrival you have to pay for parking but it’s right next to the entrance. Get you receipt stamped and the way out you can get part of your parking refunded. This isn’t very well explained but work well.

Entry includes a free audio guide in several languages. It was very detailed and guides you through the entire site. The only criticism was at one point it asked you to press the pause but there was no pause button! Each audio guide point had a different number for children, so they’ve clearly developed on suites to the younger ones.

It’s all outdoors and exposed, it was cloudy but warm when we went which was ideal. I would avoid midday sun. Definitely need the 2 hrs but I would say you really need 3. Footpaths are well laid out, but while it’s on a easy enough to walk up if you take your time.

Highly recommended and one of the best historical sites I’ve been to - the audio guide makes it.

1  Thank johnfer14
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Definately the place to visit if you in the aread and interested in history. Very well laid out and organised. Beautiful views all the way around as well.

Thank nsas604
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

A “must not miss” historic site which is extremely interesting and well presented place to visit if you are in the local area.
Amazing setting with a sympathetic and appropriate layout which allows the visitor to appreciate both the Greek and the Roman ruins. A very informative audio guide supports the visit which gives enough information without being too dry and helps to enhance the visit for all visitors.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing place. I’ve visited many ancient sites like this but particularly enjoyed this one because of the layers of history and the way that different periods overlapped and interacted. The audio tour is excellent and held our attention across a huge site. However the single fact which really blew me away was the revelation that this huge site is only a fraction of the expected total settlement and that there is an enormous amount more to go.

Highly recommended

Thank DaveWomble
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