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Ruins of Empuries

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Address: C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
Phone Number: +34(0)972 770208
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Fantastic visit!

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm a huge history nerd. When I heard that there were both Greek AND Roman ruins in L'Escala, I knew this was a must-see. Empuries is unique... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Augusta, Maine
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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm a huge history nerd. When I heard that there were both Greek AND Roman ruins in L'Escala, I knew this was a must-see. Empuries is unique because, at one point, the Greeks and the Romans coexisted here. The audio guide provides a wealth of knowledge and should absolutely not be skipped. The... More 

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit should start with watching the interpretive film. It is an outstanding example of telling a difficult story well and in an interesting fashion. The excavations are well marked and signed. The Greek and Roman together with the Iberian influences are clearly explained and are impressive to see. A guide is a plus.

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Brittany, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a setting blue skys and a stunning backdrop of the Med Sea. We had a amazing time.So reasonable to go in worked out at 4e each with a headset tour. You start with the Greeks and move up to the Roman site. We were there for well over 3.5 hrs and honestly didnt see everything.Its a lot to take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The ruins were a bit tricky to find but once there, it's really an impressive place. We happened to go on a Tuesday when there's the added benefit of free entry. It's not expensive anyway and the audio tour is included. There are not many informative signs so the audio is essential and they have a child's version which even... More 

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here on our hike from L'Escala to San Pere Pescador for about 3 hours. Unfortunately I drive my wife nuts as I love to poke thru historical sites and listen to the whole audio tour and read as many descriptions as possible. I found this audio tour to be excellent with lots of insights on the ruins and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The historical significance of this ancient city alone is worth the visit, but the fact that it has both Greek and Roman ruins sitting next to each other is a real treat for history buffs. It also really helps understand the transition of cultures and people in the region. The audioguide is a must, and give yourself several hours. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 2,5 hours here. I had a great time. Lots to see. The audio tour was also excellent and very informative. Recommended. Would go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The views of this ancient towns are beautiful, not only that but he audio guide which takes you round is only €4 and a bargain I'd say as you receive 1 and a half hours of commentary taking you through the Ancient Greek and roman settlement. Definitely worth going to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutly fantasic experience with interactive guide One of the best museums I have ever been highly recommended if you like ancient history

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic site, for anyone interested in history, this site us a must see. Extensive Greek ruins, and an even larger Roman ruins including mosaics from both empires. The entrance fee was a very modest €5 which included the audio guide, which was very entertaining and informative, voiced by (I am sure) John Hurt. And even on the weekend... More 

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