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“What a great place to build a town”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ruins of Empuries

Ruins of Empuries
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US$92.15*
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Costa Brava Day Trip from Barcelona
Ranked #8 of 179 things to do in Costa Brava
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London, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“What a great place to build a town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Well worth a wander around. This site offers interest to the novice through to the expert Roman historian. Tidy lavatories. Not much in way of on site catering. Something to do on a clear blue day.

Visited April 2013
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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“unexpected but incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

I have to be honest when my husband said we were going to look at Ancient Greek ruins I wasn't that excited, been to Hadrian's wall etc but WOW! This place was amazing. We walked around the Greek city first which was incredible,so well preserved and spread over such a large area. We then wandered up to the Roman city and were blown away. You really do get a sense of the layout of the city and can imagine people walking on those streets. It covers a very large area with a large section of city walls and the amphitheatre beyond the walls. A definite must see!

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Incredible site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Empuries was definitely worth a visit. The site is HUGE so be prepared to be walking a lot and make sure to take breaks! But because it was so big, and all the visitors spread out, you feel like you get the whole place to yourself- what a great experience!

Visited September 2013
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Barcelona
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“For Ruin/History Lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We went to l'Escala to check the Ruins Of Empuries. We walked 15-20 minutes from l'Escala to the ruins along a nice walking path by the beach.The entry fee which includes the museum, was 3 euros. Worth It to visit. The site is big so even there is other people visiting too, you feel alone with the history. The ruins are really good conservated, maybe better the Greek part than the Roman. There are explanation signs in Catalan, Spanish, English and French. The museum is small, but interesting. You can see in there whatever they found when excavating (coins, jewelry...). It was sunny but not too hot... I believe that in July/August it can be overwhelming from 12 to 5pm.
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes!

Visited September 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“An unexpected gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

What a fantastic site of ancient Greek and Roman cities. We took the excellent guided tour (thank you, Alex!). The entry fee was so cheap at 3 euros - I don't think I've ever had such value for money.

Visited September 2013
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