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Ruins of Empuries

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“greek and roman”(44 reviews)
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 6 days ago via mobile

Ruins of Empuries are located in well-known Costa Brava, in Girona region, in Catalonia. These ruins are the most known ancient Greek and Roman ruins in Catalonia. In fact, here you can see almost all town and walk around it. It is not a beach...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The site is well worth a visit, but allow plenty of time to take everything in (it took us 4 hours) as there is lots to see and the information guide does take in a bit of getting used to. The sun was shining on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

We decided to take a detour from Figueres to Barcelona to visit the Ruins of Empuries and I'm glad we did. It's a fascinating historical site close with an entertaining audio tour.Unfortunately, it was overcast and raining on the day we went but with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MJD48
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This was a first visit to this amazing site and the four hours we spent exploring it were unforgettable. The end of October visit meant no crowds, no queues, no fee for car parking and, in fact, it felt we had the place to ourselves...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simonclark12200
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This huge site is in a spectacular setting by the sea. There is an audio guide included in the entrance fee which is well worth taking and really helps to make the visit special. Allow plenty of time - two to three hours- as the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Blue and Green in perfect combination, the whole spor seems to be magic, there is probably something in the air, so that you suddenly feel peace and harmony. It takes 3 to 4 hours to walk aroung the área. Tobe honest, the map they gave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank heroinac
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing way to spend some time, steeped in the mysteries and wonders that seep through the stones. Don’t miss this if you are out this way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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MACE124, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for your visit and for sharing the experience!!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Tickets are cheap, and the audioguide (which is very well done) is included. Of course, history lovers are going to have a great time here; but even those that don't get excited about ruins will be impressed if they give the audioguide a try!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nseders
MACE124, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for your visit and for sharing your experience!!

Reviewed 27 September 2018

A huge sight with fascinating free audio guides (one channel for adults and one for children). The car park costs €5 but, if you buy tickets to enter the site (€4.50 for seniors) the car park ticket is stamped and you are refunded €2.40 on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MACE124, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the site and sharing your experience, we regret that you could not see the cryptoportico audio-visual, in low season the schedules are restricted because the public attention staff is also reduced. We will consider your opinion on the numbers of the...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Very interesting site to visit. The audio guide makes it really interesting and gives all the background info you need. On a practical note: lots of parking available and very cheap entry ticket for the amount of time spent. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yvonne V
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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.
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. 😊
Barbara H
9 January 2017|
Response from coling549 | Reviewed this property |
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.