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Ruins of Empuries

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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
+34 972 77 02 08
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank heroinac
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Sharon R
MACE124, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your visit and for sharing the experience!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Nick S
MACE124, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your visit and for sharing your experience!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank DronfieldDipper
MACE124, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruins of Empuries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank AnneTr2015
Reviewed 10 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.

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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...More

1  Thank johnfer14
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.

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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...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 16 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...More

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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 Colin G | 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.